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The most surprising parks and gardens

The most surprising parks and gardens

The most surprising parks and gardens

Málaga is home to a great variety of parks for the amusement of young and old, where you can find recreational areas, children's play areas, benches and shadows or large grassy areas where you can lie down and relax.

West Park. One of the largest parks in Málaga and the best place to organize a picnic thanks to its space with tables and benches. Additionally, there is a playground with areas for family sports such as soccer and basketball courts, ping-pong tables and petanque. And what's more special: a lake and several species of animals!

Litoral Park. A place especially suitable for children to feel like real hikers in the children's area characterized by a mountain on which stands a small wooden lookout. It also has other play areas classified by age and an accessible play area.

La Concepción Botanical-Historical Garden, home to a great variety of botanical species, which is also formed by different historical buildings nestled in the grounds. Here you can enjoy the activity “Sundays with the family”, with gymkhanas and puppet theaters. It also offers a summer or Easter camp, although you can enjoy activities all year round.

Málaga Park. Covering a total length of 800 meters, Málaga Park is located between the Plaza de la Marina, where the Alameda Principal ends, and the Plaza del General Torrijos, leading to the Malagueta neighborhood. It is connected to the Port of Malaga, specifically to Pier 2, in the downtown area of the city.

Inside the park you can find up to 364 subtropical species from different places, through which you can travel the 5 continents contemplating its beautiful flora, highlighting one of the best collections of palm trees which can be seen in a public space with free access.

From Europe there is a specimen of the Canary Island dragon tree. You can walk through a grove of tall bamboos from Asia, stroll alongside Vietnamese palms from the Mekong River, cycas revolutas from Japan, cycas circinalis from India, or caryota urens from Thailand.

Did you know that...?
Today we can enjoy this important urban park thanks to the diligence of the Malaga politician Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, one of the most influential public figures of the second half of the 19th century.

Picasso Gardens. This garden was inaugurated in 1981 to mark the centenary of the birth of the brilliant Malaga painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso, to whom it is dedicated. Among its peculiarities, it is worth highlighting its symmetry emulating the petals of a flower. Its centennial ficus trees and a sculpture by Miguel Ortiz Berrocal dedicated to Picasso under the name of Siéxtasis stand out.

Málaga English cemetery. A historical and artistic garden, a fundamental place to visit in order to get to know the 19th and 20th centuries of a cosmopolitan Malaga, open to everyone. It is the first protestant cemetery in Spain, where some of the most important personalities of the city are buried. The poet Jorge Guillén or the British writer Gerald Brenan are some of them. The site allows you to book family visits with games for children (equipment is included in the entrance fee). The activity takes place every Saturday and it is for families with children over 4 years old.  This activity aims to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the city and the place with the help of their parents and siblings and have a lot of fun.

La Araña. The neighborhood of La Araña, located on the eastern edge of the city, features cliffs and coves which are unique in the municipality. However, what stands out most there is the “siempreviva malagueña” or Limonium malacitanum, a species of flora only found in some parts of the coast of Malaga, currently endangered.

In La Araña there are prehistoric caves and shelters which you can visit on request, as well as the Interpretation Center of the Prehistoric Park of Malaga, where you will learn about the cultural evolution of man since pre-Neanderthal times.

Other parks

  • Oeste Park. St/ Realenga de San Luis, 11.
  • San Miguel Park St/ Albéniz
  • Playa Virginia Park. Salvador Allende Avenue.
  • Alegría Park. St/ Camino de Casabermeja.
  • Norte Park. Valle Inclán Avenue.
  • Parque del Tabernáculo. St/ Juan Gris.
  • Manuel Navarrete Park. James Bowles Avenue.
  • Huelin Park. Antonio Banderas Promenade.
  • La Noria Park. St/ Decano Salvador Barroso.
  • Linear Park. St/ Fausto.
  • Cinema Park. St/ Carril del Capitan.
  • Isla del Tesoro. Víctor Hugo Avenue.
  • Gibralfaro. Gibralfaro Mountains.
  • La Virreina. Palma-Palmilla District.
  • Laguna de la Barrera. Teatinos District.
  • Mount Victoria. Entrance through the Diocesan Seminary.

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