JARDÍN BOTÁNICO HISTÓRICO LA CONCEPCIÓN.
Acknowledged in 1943 as a “garden of historical and artistic interest”, this covers a total of 3.5 hectares. Its merit resides largely in its physical characteristics, the preservation of its original design, and the collection of subtropical fauna to which it is home. Located on the side of a hill, its landscaped layout comprises a series of waterfalls, streams, fountains, flights of steps, greenhouses, large trees and centuries-old palms, the latter constituting one of the finest collections in Europe.
Worthy of special note among the 3,000-plus species to be found here is the garden's enormous grove, which features a number of hundred-year-old specimens of ficuses, araucarias, casuarinas, magnolias, pines, cypresses and cedars. Other examples include cycas, giant birds of paradise, bamboos, water lilies, and an unusual climbing vine which covers an enormous 19th-century iron gazebo.
Surrounding the Historical Garden is the botanical garden, whose plants are arranged in scientific order. Near the entrance are collections of aquatic and prehistoric plants, a rockery highlighting biodiversity, a greenhouse of insectivorous plants, bromeliads and orchids, as well as collections of African plants and bamboos. To the north lies a route known as “Around the World in 80 Trees”, a further collection of palm trees to add to the one in the Historical Garden, and examples of different varieties of Malaga vines and olive trees in the section entitled “Plants of Our Region”. The upper fringe of the Historical Garden is home to the “Forest” and “Viewpoint” routes, both of which feature indigenous plants. The southernmost point of the garden houses two further collections, namely the cacti and succulents and the subtropical fruit trees, as well as the historical lemon grove.
To get here, you will have to travel through the northern part of the city of Malaga, passing by its famous football stadium "La Rosaleda", and going through one of the most genuine parts of the capital, far away from noise and mass tourism.
Distance: 6 km.
Duration: 30 min.
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