Anyone in Alicante should definitely take a trip to Elche, or Elx in Valencian. The town is around15 kilometres from Alicante and can be reached easily by car or train. The main attraction here is the El Palmeral palm grove. The Old Town of Elche is well worth exploring. The most prominent building in the Old Town is the Basilica Santa Maria, also known as the Church of the Ascension.