Elche – City of Palms
Thursday October 13th €15
Elche is famous for the Palmeral of Elche an orchard of over 200,000 palm trees that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
It is also famous for being the shoe capital of Spain with over 1000 factories.
We combine the two on this trip.
We arrive in Elche in time for a coffee and orientation with a visit to the tourist office. At 11am we have booked a 45 minute tour through the historic quarter with its Muslim past and Baroque splendour on the tourist train after which you can choose what you want to visit.
The choice is endless as is your choice for lunch.
Elche is a breathtakingly beautiful green city full of museums, sculptures, parks and gardens.
After lunch we will head for a factory tour and free glass of wine in one of Elche´s largest shoe manufacturers with a chance to bag a bargain.
- Albox (Dia) 08:00,
- Arboleas (Maloan) 08:05,
- La Alfoquia (La Union) 08:10