Palmeto di Elche

The Palmeral de Elche is a unique cultural landscape, of outstanding value and universal significance, it is the heart, oriented towards intensive horticulture, of an irrigation system established by the founders of the Islamic city of Elche, a millennium ago. In this irrigated landscape of Andalusian origin, both traditional components and contemporary adaptations can be observed. A historic palm grove that has configured a unique urban landscape for more than a thousand years, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.

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