Only 25 minutes car drive away from the Casa Rural Ubeda, Elche is a city in southern Spain and boasts a varied landscape where the palm tree is king. Undoubtedly one of the most characteristic features of Elche is El Palmeral (“The Palm Grove”) that covers a large part of the town and its surroundings. In the town centre are the beautiful Municipal Gardens. Of Arabic inspiration, this park boasts many fountains and avenues, and is home to swans, ducks and doves. Topping it off is the La Rotonda open-air theatre and the Children Traffic Park.
Southwest of El Palmeral is a private garden known as the Huerto del Cura, or The Priest’s Garden, which was declared a National Artistic Garden in 1943. Its vast array of plants and peaceful ambience make it perfect for walking in and relaxing.
Elche is a great place to visit at Christmas time. The weather is mild, so you can enjoy all the city has to offer without feeling too hot or cold. The Christmas lights are a sight to behold. They are strung up everywhere, from the palm trees to the buildings.
If you are looking for a place to do some Christmas shopping, Elche is the place to be. There are plenty of shops selling all sorts of Christmas decorations and gifts. You are sure to find something special for your loved ones. And for eating out, Elche has plenty of options. There are restaurants serving traditional Spanish dishes, as well as international cuisine.
Elche is a city that comes alive at Christmas time. If you are looking for a place to enjoy the festive season, Elche is the perfect choice.