Other interesting places
La Araña (literal translation: "The Spider"; a coastal neighbourhood of Málaga)
The La Araña (The Spider) district located on the eastern border of the city has an area of cliffs and coves that are unique to the municipality. Although you can find crabs and mussels in its breakwaters, what stands out the most from the area is the Limonium malacitanum (also known as the everlasting flower of Málaga), a flora species that can only be found at a very few locations on the Málaga coast and is currently under threat of extinction.
You can find prehistoric caves and shelters in La Araña that can be visited by arrangement as well as the Interpretation Centre of the Málaga Prehistoric Park where you can come to know the cultural evolution of mankind since the pre-Neanderthal era.
Puerta Oscura (Dark Door) gardens
Located on the south side of Mount Gibralfaro, its name is due to a gate that had Arabic origins that was located in the area. It was planned to complement the surroundings of the Alcazaba in harmony with its decoration and distribution. Fountains, walks and squares alternate with an abundance of vegetation.
Pedro Luis Alonso gardens
These gardens can be found on the East side of the Municipality and measure 6,500 square metres. It is a Latin garden in which you can see characteristics that are Hispanic/Islamic as well as French ones. We recommend visiting the rose garden with a collection of 75 different varieties of roses that come from different parts of the world.
Central garden opened in 1981 to celebrate the centenary since the birth of the brilliant painter from Málaga Pablo Ruiz Picasso, to whom it is dedicated. We should mention amongst its specific qualities the symmetry that it has that emulates the petals of a flower. We recommend visiting the hundred-year old rubber plant and a sculpture of Miguel Ortiz Berrocal dedicated to Picasso that has been given the name of Siéxtasis.
El Morlaco forest park
It covers 160,000 square metres and can be found among the residential areas of the Parque Clavero, Cerrado de Calderón and the El Morlaco district. LaThe bottom part is close to the sea and the Pablo Ruiz Picasso promenade. It has forest paths, scenic stops and areas specifically for dogs.
- Parque del Oeste (Western Park).. C/ Realenga de San Luis, 11.
- Parque de San Miguel. C/ Albéniz
- Parque Playa Virginia (Virginia Beach Park).. Avenida Salvador Allende.
- Parque de la Alegría (Happiness Park).. C/ Camino de Casabermeja.
- Parque Norte (North Park).. Avenida Valle Inclán.
- Parque del Tabernáculo (Tabernacle Park).. C/ Juan Gris.
- Parque Manuel Navarrete (Manuel Navarrete Park).. Avenida James Bowles.
- Parque del Huelin (Huelin Park).. Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas.
- Parque La Noria (La Noria Park).. C/ Decano Salvador Barroso.
- Parque Lineal (Lineal Park).. C/ Fausto.
- Parque del Cine (Cinema Park).. C/ Carril del Capitán.
- Isla del Tesoro (Treasure Island).. Avenida de Victor Hugo.
- Gibralfaro. Mount Gibralfaro.
- La Virreina. Palma-Palmilla district.
- Laguna de la Barrera (La Barrera Lake).. Teatinos district.
- MountMonte Victoria. Entrance through the Diocesan Seminary.
More information (only in Spanish): www.parquesyjardines.malaga.eu