Gewinnerprojekt: The braided valley, Elche, Spanien
SPAIN / Cities, towns, landscapes - The Palm Grove of Elche is the generic name used to designate a system of date palm orchards in the city of Elche (Alicante). The Palm Grove covers over 3.5 km2. It is the only palm grove of its type anywhere in Europe and one of the largest in the world. In 2000, the UNESCO designated the Palm Grove as a World Heritage Site citing the transfer of landscape and agricultural practices from one culture and continent to another ( North Africa to Europe).