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Palacio de Altamira Elche

Altamira Palace, also known as “Alcázar de la Señoría”, stands in the northwest corner of the town’s former medieval Islamic Medina. The palace was built in three separate periods: Almohad; 15th and 16th centuries, and 18th century.
The latter consists of a two-storey residence commissioned by the Count of Altamira and attached to the southern facade. The building concealed the medieval entrance and was given a new access route from the Vinalopó River. The great keep was used as a residence by monarchs – Jaime II, Pedro IV, Alfonso III and Spain’s Reyes Católicos – and as a meeting place by the town’s General Council up until the 15th century. New restoration work has enabled the “Alejandro Ramos Folqués” Elche Archaeological and History Museum to be opened in the palace and in the basement area under the square. The museum displays archaeological remains from all over the region through to the Visigoth era and illustrates the town’s history from when the Islamic Medina of Ils was built right through to the present day.

Opening hours:

MAHE (Elche Archaeological and History Museum).

Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00. Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 15:00.

Guided tours: Saturdays and Sundays: 11:30 and 12:30. Price: General ticket: €3. Students and groups (minimum 15 people. Pre-booked): €1. Carnet Jove, senior citizens and large families (with more than 4 children): €1.50. Free: Sundays, children under the age of 6, holders of Elche Town Council gold card, teachers and registered group leaders, disabled and reduce mobility.

Useful Information

  • Dirección Calle Diagonal del Palau, 7
  • Código postal 03202
  • Municipio Elche/Elx
  • Teléfono 966 658 203
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