Type of protected nature area: Nature Reserves Near Towns

Virtually forming part of the DNA of Elche’s citizens and always happily appearing as they go about their daily lives, the Municipal Park is not just a space for enjoyment and repose but a true, breathing lung of oxygenizing vegetation located in the heart of the city.

Its six hectares bring together the groves known as Huertos del Colomer, Real, Mare de Déu and Baix. The largest portion of this area was bequeathed in a will of 1661 by the then landholder, Nicolás Caro, to the patroness of the city, La Virgen de la Asunción.

The city council is in charge of the conservation and maintenance of this public park, the city’s first and dating from 1946; upon inauguration it had an area of 20,000 square metres.