Friday, January 10, 2014

Flyday Fridays: A Date With Elche


Happy Friday, dahlings!

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Today, I´m taking you on a date(pun intended) to the city of Elche in Valencia, Spain. I´d like to call it as the palm tree city of Spain because of it´s more than 200,000 palm trees grown over generations. Moreover, the kilometers of palm grove was awared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. This is just one of the main parks of the city a few meters from the train station.


Of course, I had to take a posterity shot of the fountain in the background. ;)

coat(old)- Sandro, button down- New Yorker, pants- Pimkie, tote bag- Longchamp le Pliage
Below is the Altamira Castle originally built between the12-13th century which is now part of the Elche Archaeology and History Museum.


I also found these giant figures inside the museum which are present in Spanish fiestas and are usuaully paraded around.


Elche is also known  for one of the most important archaeological finds in Spain, the stone bust of  the beautiful Lady of Elche dated in the Iberian period (4th BC). This is just a replica, the original is found at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid.


The Altamira Castle has a walkway on top which allows a bird´s eye view of the city and the park. As for what I wore, it´s nothing fancy. I opted for something military because of my coat, hehe.


A beautiful spherical sculpture in one of the plazas:


and here´s how one of the church  doors look like at the Basilica of Sta. María:


Later , we visited the Palm Groves Museum and stayed there for a while and  admiring one date tree to another. These trees are by the thousands and extend to a thousand miles too.


I love this pic of me with the tall palm trees in the background because it reminded me of home. Only that instead of seeing young green coconuts on top, I´m seeing dates instead. ;)


We also visited el Huerto de Cura, a jungle like garden filled with cactuses, palm trees and other tropical plants but without the wild animals but that would be another story though. ;) I hope you liked reading my post today.

Tomorrow, I´m meeting with my friend who´s coming to visit me and like always, we´d probably end up in the mall, lol!

Enjoy the weekend, y´all!



PS: Since today´s a Friday, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday and Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday. Join us! :


Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Che! Great outfit for winter in Spain. I love the camo a bit hidden yet fun. Thank you for joining "Fashion item Friday" this week. You are such a great friend. Oh ...and I love your purse/bag. So COOL!!!

Janet Taylor said...

Nice coat!

Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow!!! You look fantastic <3333

ellie balangue said...

love the top! the background is a very great place to take photos and those scenery are adorable. great place! lovely post.

wanna follow each other?


SunnyToast said...

Love the coat and the bag:)

Wishing you a fab year!

Ashley said...

You look gorgeous! And Elche looks pretty awesome too! Thanks for showing us around :)

Photo Cache said...

Spain is my dream country. I dream of visiting the expanse of this wonderful country someday, fingers crossed.

Imogen said...

Wow I didn’t know Spain looked like this, it is so amazing and interesting to see. Your photos are fantastic.