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Spanish Culture Seño Laura – Octubre 2008
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 ( ) 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.
Basílica de Santamaría This is the Basílica de Santamaría. This church was built over an old mosque. Each August there is a theatre play inside the church: Misteri dElx (The mistery play of Elche)
Spanish Culture Noche de la Alborada Fireworks Night
Spanish Culture Fireworks Night
Spanish Culture Many archeological remains have been found in Elche, the stone bust of the Lady of Elx (Dama de Elche) is the most important. Dama de Elche
Spanish Culture Thats me!
Spanish Culture Palmeral de Elche Elche has got more than 200,000 palm trees. You can go for a walk through the palm tree forest.
KS2 Assembly – Spanish Culture We use the palm trees for the Palm Sunday in Easter. Domingo de ramos
And we eat a lot of dates from the palm-trees!
Spanish Culture We are very lucky, we have got a lot of fresh fruit and our typical dish Arroz con costra is delicious!