The city of ... mysteries.
The beautiful town of the Autonomous Valencian community, is inextricably linked to one of the most important cultural and religious events in the area: Mysteries of Elche. An extraordinary lyric drama of medieval origin, UNESCO World Heritage.
There are many, however, reasons that should push visitors to get here.
Starting, first of all, from another World Heritage Site, El Palmeral. A marvelous Palm Grove, in which more than 500000 plant specimens are kept.
And, again, churches, monuments, squares, buildings and thematic routes. Whether you want to spend an entire weekend, or make a stopover from Alicante or Valencia, we are sure you will not be disappointed.
HOW TO GET
The best way to get there is by plane, landing at the Alicante-Elche international airport. The airport is connected, with direct flights, with many European capitals and destinations.
From the airport you can easily reach the center of Elche by bus. Outside the Terminal you will find the station where the 1A and 1B lines depart.
The 1A line connects the airport and the center of Elche, passing through the main points of interest including the Business Park. The 1B line, serves between Torrellano and Elche, in one direction, and for Arenales del Sol, on the coast, in the other direction.
They work every day, from Monday to Friday from 05: 55 to 20: 55 with frequencies of one hour; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, every two hours, from 05: 55 to 19: 55. The ticket can be purchased on board and costs 1.50 €.
Alternatively, you could land at Murcia-San Javier International Airport. The airport, located about 75 kilometers from Elche, is connected to some European destinations, including Edinburgh, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Oslo and Prague. From here, by hiring a car, you reach the destination, crossing the AP7 Mediterranean Autopista.
Photo ©, José Carlos Diez
Elche is well connected to Alicante and several medium and long-haul Iberian destinations. In the city there are two railway stations, Elx-Carrus e Elx-Parc. The first is in the center, not far from the main points of interest.
The train is a good solution coming from the Spanish destinations. For long distances it is preferable to stop by plane or even by boat to Valencia and Barcelona.
From Alicante, it takes about 30 minutes to arrive; the ticket costs 2.65 €.
From Murcia it takes about an hour with prices of 3.65 €. Instead, from Valencia, around 150 'is used with the Talgo trains to reach their destination.
The Iberian ALSA offers daily connections to the main destinations in Spain. The buses are quite modern and comfortable and the prices are rather cheap; especially booking in advance.
From Madrid, you get less than 5 hours with prices to give birth to just € 15.00, in non-refundable and non-modifiable mode. From Valencia, it takes about 3 hours and a half. You may also find tickets for 5.00 €. We recommend that you take a look at Official site, for info and reservations.
The whole Mediterranean coast, including Elche, is crossed by the long Autopista de la Mediterranea, which also passes through Valencia, Barcelona and Lloret de Mar. But also for destinations further south as Almeria and Malaga.
From the latter, you have to travel about 450 kilometers, passing through Granada. To the north, Barcelona is 530 kilometers. The French Montpellier and Marseilles fiatano, respectively, 830 and 1030 approximately kilometers, crossing the border to Le Perthus.
Instead, from the Capital of Portugal, we cross the Iberian Peninsula from north to south, almost in a straight line, for about 900 kilometers.