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Essential Elche Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on February 02, 2020

SPAIN FREE TOURS ® is a young, dynamic and expanding company. We are a team of tourism professionals and guides with extensive background in culture, history and art. We work every day from our headquarters in Valencia to become a reference in tour guides services in Spain.

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Tour description

Elche is a Mediterranean oasis that holds countless treasures. Under the shade provided by the largest palm grove in Europe, exuberant nature awaits you in the heart of the city, with surprising corners and ancestral techniques. Did you know that Elche has two World Heritage Sites? In addition to the Palmeral, the Misteri d'Elx is an exceptional religious work centuries old, a sample of the rich history of this land where the Lady of Elche was found, a famous Iberian sculpture and authentic symbol for the people of Elche. Join our free tour in Elche and discover its beautiful old town and its Palm Grove, the most deeply rooted traditions and the most interesting curiosities with our local tour guides!

We invite you to take a walking tour of Elche, the capital of footwear. Doesn't that sound like a fun opportunity?

We will meet in the Plaça del Parc , next to the Tourist Info , to enter the Municipal Park and thus see first-hand one of the main hallmarks of the people of Elche, the Palmeral de Elche . This true oasis bequeathed by the Arabs has an exciting history and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . It is the largest palm grove in Europe and one of the most important in the world! Under its shadow, our steps will take us to Plaça del Palau , where we will be able to admire the imposing Palace of Altamira , we will discover remains of the Arab wall and we will discover the jewels that the Archaeological and History Museum (MAHE) keeps. did you know that these lands have been inhabited since ancient times by various civilizations and that each one of them has left its mark? We will continue soaking up the local culture by exploring the Central Market , next to which the remains of some old Arab baths are exhibited, while our mouths water appreciating the delicious gastronomy of Elche. You can't leave the city without trying the rice with a crust or some dessert with dates!

From here, only one step separates us from the historic Elche Town Hall , located in the emblematic Plaça de Baix , a recently renovated pedestrian space whose pavement is inspired by Iberian ceramics. Strolling through the old town of Elche we will go to the Plaza de la Glorieta , an important meeting place with large terraces and a pleasant atmosphere where a replica of the famous Lady of Elche awaits us, an icon of the city and who was found just a few kilometers in the La Alcudia deposit. A discovery that changed the history of this enclave forever! Finally, we will reach the nerve center of the old city in the surroundings of the Torre de la Calahorra and the Basilica of Santa María , the main religious temple of Elche where the representation of the Misteri d'Elx or La Festa has taken place for centuries. This important tradition of incalculable historical value is quite an event in the city and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .

What are you waiting for? Join our free tour in Elche and discover the best of our beloved Mediterranean oasis!

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  • Meeting point:
    Plaça del Parc, 3, 03202 Elx, Alicant...
    Plaça del Parc, 3, 03202 Elx, Alicante, Spain
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    We are waiting for you at the Elche Tourist Office. Look for the ORANGE umbrella!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

19 ratings
4.6
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4.63
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4.5
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4.58
Quality
4.56
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Ángeles 13 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Muy ameno y entretenido. Contó anécdotas curiosas y estuvimos atentos todo el tour.
Edurne 13 Apr 2024
Abaltzisketa

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Estupendo tour y guia Dani.
Alberto 18 Mar 2024
Murcia

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
El guía se notaba que no tenía ni idea y contaba datos que eran muy obvios. Apenas contó 2 datos históricos. Repetía mucho las cosas y se enrollaba en otras sin importancia para hacer tiempo. No recuerdo su nombre, pero fue el peor tour que he hecho.
Sari 16 Mar 2024
La Font d'En Carròs

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy formal, le faltaba chispa!!
Begoña 11 Sep 2023
Bilbao

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Muy buen tour, Jose estuvo atento y se preocupó de que conociéramos todo lo relacionado con la ciudad, Disfrutamos mucho. Gracias!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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