Spanish Culture Elche or Elx (in Valencian) is a city located in the Alicante province which, in turn, is a part of the Valencian Community, Spain.
Spanish Culture Part of the town is coastal but the main city is some 15 km (9.5 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea.
Spanish Culture And you will know immediately that you are coming close because all the roads leading to Elche are lined with palm trees and there are a lot of signs proudly announcing that this city was named part of the World Heritage in 2001 thanks to its art and tradition.
It is now the third most important city in the Valencian Community thanks to its population (220 000) and has a prosperous shoe manufacturing business. Spanish Culture
Castillo de Altamira This is the Altamira Castle, inside you can find the archaeological museum MAHE. MAHE has a lot of information about the history of Elche.