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Disregard any talk that Elche may be too industrial, as its history and atmosphere are as rich and lively as anywhere in Spain.

Elche, or Elx, is a city located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopo, Spain. Part of the municipality is coastal but the main city is some 11 km from the Mediterranean Sea. A small creek called Vinalopo flows through the city splitting it in two parts. Main sights in Elche include : Palmeral of Elche ("The Palm Grove of Elche"). It is an orchard of over 200,000 palm trees that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000; Altamira Castle, also known as Alcazar de la Senoría, located next to the Municipal Park, It was originally built in Almohad times (12th-13th centuries), and was later renovated with brick exterior in the 15th century. Today it is home to the Elche Archaeology and History Museum
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