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The Palmeral or Palm Grove of Elche (Spanish: Palmeral de Elche, Valencian: Palmerar d'Elx) is the generic name for a system of date palm orchards in the city of Elche, Spain. It was planted in Roman times and underwent modifications in the medieval period under Islamic and Christian rulers. The Roman empire introduced water management techniques to Elche, but the 10th c. Islamic Caliphate of Córdoba and later rulers of Al-Andalus planted palm groves and garden-estates in huertos (rectangular base agricultural units). Islamic rulers also constructed the largest canal system sections in Elche. In the 13th century Christian rulers conquered Elche and expanded the canal system. Industrialization and urban sprawl contracted the Palmeral in the late 19th and 20th century. The Spanish national government and Valencian regional government enacted legislation to protect the Palm Grove. In 2000, UNESCO designated the Palmeral a World Heritage Site, but climate change, pests, and disease threaten the site. The Palmeral includes a National Artistic Garden, Palm Grove Museum, Route of El Palmeral, and Municipal Park.Plan your Palmeral of Elche visit and explore what else you can see and do in Elche using our Elche trip planner.
Palmeral of Elche reviews
Although we visited in January we still enjoyed our walk through the swaying palm trees. There were nice eye catching buildings and garden architecture with plenty of water areas. Not a place to... more »
Lots of palms and not a bad place to walk arround but in reality it's just a municipal park so nothing stunning more »
lovely park with walks stream and shade on a sunny day took the tour train through then decided to walk through as it was so pleasant
Nice but I was waiting a bigger park. It's free public park.
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