Elche - Summer 2014

This summer was fantastic. I really needed a break from work and wanted to relax in the sun, eat well and be surrounded of family and friends. I had so many lovely days and great adventures, and I wanted to share with you a little lovely city full of charm:

Elche is a beautiful little city in the east coast of Spain (in the state of Alicante) with about 230.000 inhabitants. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage due to its extraordinary Palmeral. It is also known for the Dama de Elche, a sculpture that dates back to the IV century and is currently exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid.

I had the best guide to visit the city - a great friend who was born and raised there. We were there during the city fests, and on the most most famous night, La Nit de L'Albà, the sky fills up with fireworks non-stop for hours. They also have the biggest firework palm of Europe (la Palmera Imperial). It is trully magical!