Monday, 8 October 2018

Palmeral of Elche

It is estimated that there are over 200,000 palm trees in the Palmeral of Elche

Palmeral and Basilica of Santa Maria
This postcard was sent by Boris

The Palmeral of Elche, a landscape of groves of date palms, was formally laid out, with elaborate irrigation systems, at the time the Muslim city of Elche was erected, towards the end of the tenth century A.C., when much of the Iberian peninsula was Arab. 

Palm Grove of Elche
This postcard was sent by Jordi

The Palmeral is an oasis, a system for agrarian production in arid areas. It is also a unique example of Arab agricultural practices on the European continent. Cultivation of date palms in Elche is known at least since the Iberian times, dating around the fifth century B.C. - in:

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