The Palmeral of Elche or the Palm Grove of Elche, located in Alicante, is a formally laid out system of date palm orchards in the city of Elche. Known to be one of the largest palm groves in the world, the Palmeral of Elche was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back to the Iberian times, around the fifth century B.C., the Palmeral of Elche offers visitors a look into the unique agricultural practices of the Arabs. The Palmeral of Elche includes the Municipal Parc of Elche and numerous other orchards in Elche, which are absolute must-sees. Visitors must make it a point to take a leisurely stroll in the shade of the palm trees and take in the breathtaking surroundings of the only palm grove of its type on the European continent.
The Palm Groves of Elche are known to be open from about 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., April to September. The gardens close early the rest of the year
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The beautiful date palm trees and the unique irrigation system
Since the city of Elche is known to date back to times when much of the Iberian Peninsula was Arab, there are sure to be a few mosques near the Palm Grove of Elche, like the Comunidad Islamica Al Taufik. There are also quite a number of mosques and Islamic centers in the city of Alicante, such as the Alicante Mosque.
The city of Alicante is known to house quite a number of Halal restaurants and cafés. Restaurante Aladdin and the Alhambra Restaurante are just a few of the several Halal restaurants in the city. Muslims visiting the Palm Grove of Elche could ask for directions to the best Halal restaurant nearby.