Tabaià, or the balcony of Sierra de Elche

Tabaià, or the balcony of Sierra de Elche
On clear days you can see places as far away as the rock of Ifac, 75 km away in a straight line, or Cabo de Palos, at 76.

The highest point of the municipality of Elche reaches 403 meters and, therefore, houses a robust set of telecommunications antennas. Close from from this point, known as the Tabaià, is located the fascinating open-air museum that the already deceased Mariano Ros worked on in an old quarry: El Cau. From this place, a path begins and, in a very short time, ascends to the hill that crowns El Cau. If there is fog on the horizon, low clouds or there is hardly any wind, it will not be easy to observe the distant points. But if the day is clear, at first glance we can see spots like Santa Pola (18 km away), Alicante (18 km), Elche (6 km) or the Sierra de Fontcalent (10 km), among many other mountains and, in the distance, different geographical features —for which the use of binoculars is recommended— such as sierra Gelada (57 km), rock of Ifac (75 km), Aitana (53 km), Cabo de Palos with the homonymous lighthouse (76 km), the island Grosa in front of the Mar Menor (66 km) or the mountains of Cartagena (90 km), among others.

The images shown below were taken with an average zoom of 21 magnifications.


Serra Gelada
Benidorm and sierra Gelada.
Palmeral of Elche, Basilica of Santa María and several of the bridges that cross the Vinalopó river.
Santa Pola
Santa Pola and las Salinas (saltworks).
Ifac y edificio In Tempo
Skyscraper next to the building In Tempo (Benidorm) and, behind, the rock of Ifac (Calpe).
Cabo de Palos
On the left, cabo de Palos (Cartagena) and, on the right, island Grosa (San Javier).

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