The flat plains of Vinalopó have one exceptional city. A select group exists in the world, formed by cities that hold more than one recognised Treasure to humanity. Elche is part of this collective. However, the Palmeral and the Misteri, in all their greatness, beauty and originality, don't stand alone. The city accompanies its treasures, exalting its' two thousand year history, combining modernity with dynamism. Ilicitanos (Elche inhabitants) conserve the natural coastline, which closes an imaginary circle that makes up the territory.
Accesses: The N-340 has direct access to Elche. Elche has a train station.
* Elche Palm Grove better known as Palmeral de Elche. It is an orchard of over 200,000 palm trees that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
* Altamira Palace, also known as Alcázar de la Señoría, located next to the Municipal Park (which, in turn, is a part of the Elche Palm Grove) It was originally built in Almohad times (12th-13th centuries), and was later renovated with brick exterior in the 15th century. A former fortress, in 1913 it became a fabric plant, it has also been used as the town hall and as a prison during the Spanish Civil War, while today is home to the Archaeological Museum Alejandro Ramos.
* Baños Arabes (Arabic Baths), which re-uses old Roman baths.
* Basilica of Santa Maria
* Calahorra tower, of rectangular plan and Rabic origin, it represent the last relic of the old city walls.
* Convento de la Merced.
* Huerto del Cura
* Palaeontological Museum
The Mystery Play of Elche is a sacral-lyrical medieval drama, dated from the 15th century, which was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2002. It is played every year in mid August, in the context of the local holidays dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Also as a part of this celebration, on the 13th of August is the date of a celebration in Elche called Night of the Dawn in which a city-wide night-long show of fireworks takes place.