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24 hours at CEU University in Elche

Four thousand three hundred and twenty is approximately the number of hours a undergraduates spend in class and campus areas. Even some more if they choose one of the many double degrees offered by CEU.

CEU Cardenal Herrera in Elche (Alicante) proposes to enjoy them at a modern and full of activity campus.

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10 reasons to study in Elche

University CEU Cardenal Herrera has three campus: Valencia, Castellón and Elche.

Elche is the third most populated city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. A small and nice city full of spots and gardens to wander around and with a tourist offer similar to that of the biggest cities. The perfect place for your University studies.

In Elche, tradition and modernity coexist in an environment that every year attracts thousands of visitors. Something that contributes to make Elche the only city in Spain with three spaces declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you wish to start discovering the heritage and culture of the city, you cannot miss these places!


  1. Garden Huerto del Cura

The historic palm tree garden of Elche has been declared World Heritage Site. Most of these palm trees are at the Huerto del Cura, a garden with a huge variety of palm trees. Among them that named after the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi).

  1. Misteri d’Elx

The Misteri d’Elx is the Oral or Immaterial Humanity Heritage since 2001. It is a coral work in ancient Valencian which origin is medieval and represents the Dormition, Assuntion and Coronation of Virgin Mary. At present it is represented for two days (14th and 15th August) at the Basílica de Santa María de Elche.

  1. Arab Baths

Built in the middle of the 12th century it is one of few examples that remain in the area of the Islamic Public Architecture. It is at the basement of the ancient Mercedario convent of the city.

  1. Basílica de Santa María

Located at Plaza del Congreso Eucarístico, in the same location as the former Mosque.

  1. Plaza de la Glorieta

It is the common meeting point of locals and also tells part of their history. At the heart of the square there is a fountain with one of the angels of the Misteri and on its side you can see a copy of the Lady of Elche, an Iberian sculpture in limestone between the 5th and 6th century BC.

  1. Fiestas de Elche

In addition to the Misteri d’Elx, one of the best known celebrations in Elche is the Nit de l’Albà, every 13th August. During this festivity, several fireworks are hurled into the sky causing a rain of fire and colour. The origin of this festivity goes back to the Medieval when families launched a rocket for each child they had as sign of gratitude to the Virgin.

  1. Natural landscape
  • Clot de Galvany. This natural spot by the sea has great environmental value given its fauna and flora.
  • Elche’s coast is formed by six different beaches of fine and golden sand.
  • Parque Natural del Hondo, formed by several lagoons.