St Mary’s Basilica Elche

St Mary's Basilica Elche Spain

St Mary's Basilica Elche Spain

Today’s picture is of St Mary’s Basilica in the city of Elche on the Costa Blanca, Spain. Elche is famous for its palm forest, the largest in Europe, which contains over 200,000 palm trees and was started by the ancient Phoenicians in the centuries BC. Further developed by the Moors during the 8th to 13th centuries the forest still dominates the city to this day. Going to the top of the tower of St Mary’s Basilica offers a fabulous view overthe city and the palm forest.

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