Welcome to the “Cultural Tours in Elche” page, your comprehensive resource for exploring the rich culture of this unique city. Our agency specializes in organizing excursions that cover the three World Heritage Sites in Elche, guaranteeing you an educational and memorable experience.

If you’re looking for a well-organized and enriching way to discover Elche, you’re in the right place. We offer detailed tours that include visits to historical gardens, fascinating museums, and architectural landmarks. Scroll down for details and pricing on our excursions. Discover Elche like never before!

Cultural Tours in Elche - Misteri cabecera

1. Elche, three humanity heritages

We’ll start the route visiting El huerto del Cura (Cura’s orchard), a private garden that contains a copy of a palm tree with numerous arms, the so-called “Imperial Palm” and an extensive representation of Mediterranean plants.
A few meters away we can find the palm grove museum, situated in a traditional house inside of a typical palm grove. The museum reveals its origins, history, developpment and culture, providing the visitor the comprehension of the motives of its distinction as a humanity heritage. Also, the museum has a white palm workshop and a “Palmerero” can do a demostration of how to climb palm trees, how to work with them etc. (Under previous petition) After a brief walk we arrive to the Museo de la Festa located in the old chapel of San Sebastian. Here is exposed the diverse material related with the Festa and an audovisual takes the visitor to a representation of the Misteri d’Elx (Elche’s mistery)
The mistery d’Elx is a lyrical medieval drama, sung by nonprofessional singers that’s been declared a masterpiece, and a humanity heritage by the UNESCO. We will continue visiting Santa Maria’s basílica, work of Baroque style built on the ancient Muslim mosque and where the mistery d’Elx is staged. And there’s nothing better that ending the route with a peaceful walk trhough the near local park where we can also visit the Molí real, an old mill from the XVIII century that worked with a jump of waters of the Acequia Mayor.

The Pusol School Museum deserves a separate visit. It is an educational-museum project that has been developed since 1968 in the unitary school of the rural district of Puçol, in Elche (Alicante). Its main activity is the education of schoolchildren using local heritage and culture as educational resources, while preserving and valuing these resources with its museum work.

The great recognition of the work and years dedicated to this community project, open and participatory, comes in 2009, when UNESCO enrolls the Center for Traditional Culture of the Pusol School Museum in the Register of Good Practices for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, becoming since then in the Third World Heritage of Elche. That same year he was awarded the Special Mention of Education, Training and Awareness of Cultural Heritage in the Europa Nostra awards and the Generalitat Valenciana awarded him the Medal of Cultural Merit. It is in 2011 when the City Council of Elche awards the project the Medal of the Bimil.lenari, for its long and successful career. The intense interest in this project in Latin America materializes in 2014 with the award of the First Ibero-American Prize for Education and Museums, granted by Ibermuseos. The most recent of the awards is the one received by the Integral System of Tourist Quality in Destination (SICTED) of the Ministry of Tourism, in 2016.

Cultural Tours in Elche - Misteri Magrana
Cultural Tours in Elche - Misteri interior
Cultural Tours in Elche - Huerto palmeras
Cultural Tours in Elche - Basílica y castillo
    3-4 hours
    to be determined by cilient.
    » Visit to the Huerto del Cura.
    » Visit to the palm grove’s museum
    » Visit to the Museo de la Fiesta
    »Visit to Santa Maria’s basilica
    »Visit to the local park
    »Guide during the entire visit
    30€ per person for a minimum of 8 participants.

*See Price for a different number of participants.

Cultural Tours in Elche - Parque municipal

2. Cultural and nature route

We’ll begin the route visiting the Museo de Pusol. This exceptional museum has been included in the record of exemplary practices by the Committee for the safeguarding of the intangible Unesco heritage thanks to the numerous ethnological legacy that houses. Its different rooms carry visitors to Elche’s past, facilitating knowledge of the habits and customs of the inhabitants of the town and Camp d’Elx in dynamic and entertaining way. After the visit there will be a workshop in which you can put into practice what we just learned.
Very close to the Museo de Pusol we can find the El Hondo Natural Park, one of the most important wetlands in Spain and where some of the most threatened birds in Europe reside such as headed duck and marble teal.
During the route different birds may be spotted from the observatories located at key points in addition to contemplate the flora and landscape of the wetland.

Cultural Tours in Elche - Parque municipal Templete
Cultural Tours in Elche - Dama de Elche
Cultural Tours in Elche - Mahe exterior
Cultural Tours in Elche - Mahe interior
    3-4 hours
    to be determined by customer.
    » visit to the Museum of Puçol
    » workshop at the Museum in Puçol .
    » visit to the Natural Park of El Hondo
    » Guide during the trip (ask for price guide ornithologist)
    33€ per person for a minimum of 8 participants.

* Check price for a different number of participants.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Cultural Tour in Elche

To ensure that your experience on our cultural tours in Elche is as rewarding as possible, it’s crucial to come well-prepared. We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, as we’ll be exploring various areas, from historical gardens to museums and architectural landmarks. Also, don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the countless memorable moments that will arise during the tour.

Although our tours are carefully planned to be informative and enriching, an open and curious attitude will add a lot to your experience. Feel free to ask questions during the tour, as our expert guides are here to share their deep knowledge about Elche’s rich culture. In this way, you’ll not only witness the beauty of the city but also understand the history and significance behind each site.

Customize Your Experience: Options for Itineraries and Additional Activities

We understand that every traveler is different and may have specific interests when it comes to exploring the culture and history of Elche. That’s why we offer the option to customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Whether you’re particularly interested in historical architecture, museums, or even local cuisine, we can tailor the tour to focus on what you’re most passionate about discovering.

In addition to our standard itineraries, we also offer a variety of additional activities that can be added to your tour. From hands-on workshops that immerse you in local craftsmanship to culinary tastings that introduce you to the rich cuisine of the region, we have something to make your experience even more memorable. Feel free to consult us for more details and make your cultural tour in Elche a unique and personalized adventure.

How to Prepare for Your Cultural Tour: What to Bring and What to Expect

Properly preparing for your cultural tour in Elche will allow you to make the most of the experience. It’s advisable to wear comfortable and sturdy footwear, as the routes can involve a fair amount of walking. Additionally, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle are essential, especially during the warmer months. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the highlights and, of course, valid identification for any places that may require it, such as certain museums or historical sites.

As for what you can expect, our tours are designed to provide a balance between educational information and free time to explore. Our guides are experts in the history and culture of Elche, so they will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The duration of the tours and the points of interest that will be visited are clearly detailed in our offerings, allowing you to plan the rest of your day in Elche according to your interests.

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Cultural Tours in Elche 1
Cultural Tours in Elche 1
Logos GVa - Agencia Valenciana de Turisme y Unión Europea
Creaturisme Agroturismo
Creaturisme Birding
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Visit Elche - Oasis mediterráneo
Compromiso de calidad turística - SICTED
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