Elche is famous for shoe production and .......
....... Elche is famous for the palm trees that are grown all around the town - you'll find not only parks and displays but plantations of the things.. If you are an avid lover of palms then Elche is the place to go.
Not too far from Alicante on the Spanish Costa Blanca
The palm was introduced to Elche by the Arabs who conquered and settled in Spain in the early Middle Ages .
Palm Sunday in Spain and the odds are that the palm leaves in the church will have come from Elche.
A pleasant place to wonder through - a whole day could be spent there ..
Sorry I have used some of these pictures before in May ...