Discovering Elche, Murcia & La Manga

22 May 2020

200,000 palm trees is soon said but when have you ever visited a city with such an amount of trees in its urban area? Elche has the largest palm grove in Europe, so if you're a nature lover you can walk the palm grove route which coincides with a short distance path. Another beautiful world heritage site located in Elche is the el Misteri d´Elx, a famous depiction of angels in the month of August. If you enjoy being in the presence of religious monuments, it is a ritual where before the body of the Virgin is buried, a choir of angels takes it up to heaven and a moment before its entrance, the Holy Trinity crowns it. It is a beautiful moment.

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On to a different area!

Still haven't explored the islands in the Mar Menor? Climb aboard and sail along the east coast of Spain between the five islands of La Manga del Mar Menor. Feel the breeze of the Mediterranean! Did you know that the Mar Menor is the largest "permanent" salt lake in Europe? Enjoy its climate, the quality of its waters and the natural environment that surrounds this landscape. You will love it!

Moreover, if you are one of those people who likes to take care of your health, enjoy a therapeutic space in nature in Charcas de lo Pagán in San Pedro del Pinatar. Here you will find the largest space of free medicinal mud baths in Europe.

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Last but not least, food!

The designation of Murcia as the Gastronomy Capital of 2020 places the city in the spotlight of foodies and tourists of good taste. So if you're a food lover, you definitely have to take advantage of Murcia’s gastronomic offer as part of your wedding abroad experience. One of its most famous areas is La Plaza de las Flores. Located in the old town, it is the meeting point and the favorite place for locals to have an aperitif. Full of terraces, the Murcians taste the best and most varied typical tapas here. In the narrow pedestrian streets that lead to this square, there are a number of small bars and places which are frequented by a particularly young public. If you are attracted by the traditional markets, you can go from here to the market of Verónicas, a market where you can buy typical products of the area.

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