Elche

Elche

The city of Elche (Elx in valenciano) is something of a mystery in expat Spain. It is almost totally untouched by the recent wave of North Europeans flooding to the area. It is surrounded by villages and towns where the expat influence is strong (Benidorm, Torrevieja, Santa Pola) but as of now, there have been very few expats who have decided to settle in the city. In many ways, this is very sad as it is a proud city with a proud tradition. It has excellent communications and good shopping. It’s fame as a world heritage centre does not even seem to have attracted the Brits or the Irish, the Dutch or the Scandinavians. It even has a football team in La Liga – Elche CF the only La Liga club in the Alicante province.
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Apart from it’s famous palm groves and omnipresent palm trees (see Hans Christian Andersen below), it has a fascinating city centre, an important university, magnificent parks and glorious beaches.

It is definitely worth a day of anyone’s holiday on the Costa del Sol and the Tourist Information Office can give excellent information and supply quality information in English. The advice of Hans Christian Andersen would be, “As we approached Elche, we could already make out its valley resplendent with fruits and its immense Palm Grove, the most extensive and most beautiful in Europe, the most luxuriant in all of Spain.” A Journey through Spain, 1862

TOURIST INFO ELX

Plaza Parque,3 03202 Elx/Elche ALICANTE

96 665 8196

Tourist Info Network Office

City council of Elx/Elche

APRIL-OCTOBER: Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 19.00 h. Saturdays from 10.00 to 19.00 h. Sundays and Public Holidays, from 10.00 to 14.00 h.

NOVEMBER-MARCH: Monday to Friday, from 09.00 to 18.00 h. Saturdays from 10.00 to 18.00 h. Sundays and Public Holidays, from 10.00 to 14.00 h. (24th and 31st December Public Holidays)

Closed on 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.

TOURIST INFO AEROPUERTO ALICANTE-ELCHE

Alicante-Elche Airport. Arrivals Terminal.
L’Altet 03195 Elx/Elche ALICANTE

96 691 9367

Tourist Info Network Office

Valencian Agency of Tourism

TOURIST INFO ELX – ELS ARENALS DEL SOL

Avenida San Bartolomé de Tirajana, 42. 03195 Elx/Elche ALICANTE

966658119

elxarenals@touristinfo.net http://www.visitelche.com

Tourist Info Network Office

City Council of Elx/Elche

Temporary office. Opened on Easter and Summer.

TOURIST INFO LA MARINA D’ELX

Camino de los Ruices, s/n. La Marina d’Elx 03194 Elx/Elche ALICANTE

683375881

Tourist Info Network Office

City Council of Elx/Elche

Temporary office. Opened on Easter and Summer.

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