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After a day of rest after our journey south we started our exploration of the area by visiting the town of Elche. Elche is famous throughout Spain for its exotic palm forest and is now a UNESCO site. The palm trees were originally planted by the Moors but the industry continues today with the female trees producing dates and the male trees fronds being used in Palm Sunday processions across Spain.

The palm forests (estimated between 200,000 to 300,000 trees) are all around the outskirts of the town and as we drove into the town they were a sight to see. Within the town we enjoyed wandering around the old town and the municipal gardens. We then visited the beautiful El Huerto del Cura garden with an amazing range of different palms as well as other Mediterranean plants.

We completed our day by walking the palm trail around the town. An interesting and different day.



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