ELCHE AND PALM FOREST OF EUROPE – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
The Palmeral of Elche, a landscape of groves of date palms, was formally laid out, with elaborate irrigation systems, at the time the Muslim city of Elche was erected, towards the end of the tenth century A.C., when much of the Iberian peninsula was Arab. The Palmeral is an oasis, a system for agrarian production in arid areas. It is also a unique example of Arab agricultural practices on the European continent. Cultivation of date palms in Elche is known at least since the Iberian times, dating around the fifth century B.C.
The Palm Grove of Elche was recognized by UNESCO which declared it a World Heritage Site in the year 2000.
- Duration: Tailored tour
- Type of visit:Cultural – Nature – Unesco World Heritage Site
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