Elche (Elx) is a city that is often undervalued. The city is located more than 20 kilometers inland from Alicante.
Elche is the place par excellence when it comes to palm trees. Not only do you find them en masse in the city park, a little further on there is also an entire park dedicated to it (Jardin Huerto del Cura). Elche is a city with over 200.000 inhabitants and approximately the same number of palm trees.
Also the historic buildings are not missing here. There are among others the Baños Arabes, the palace of Altamira and the Torre de la Calahorra.
If you want to go even further back in history, you can go to the excavations of L'Alcudia just outside the city. Other attractions outside the city are the deserted reservoir Pantano de Elche and nearby the open-air artworks of Sierra del Ferriol.