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Malaga Parks & Wildlife

The parks in Malaga are a botanical paradise and possess striking tropical and ornamental flowering plants and shrubs.

Parks such as Malaga Park, La Batería Park have exotic species of plants imported from various places around the world. It has some fantastic palm trees such as the Washingtonias, Antophoenix, Caryota and the Araucaria.

Several wildlife parks such as the thrilling Crocodile park and the Lobo Park strive to make Malaga an exciting adventure holiday.

Malaga Park (El Parque de Malaga)
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Malaga Park (El Parque de Malaga)

Malaga Park, also known as Alameda Park or the Park is constructed at the end of the 19th century. The Park makes its way along the "Passeo del Parque". The park was constructed at the land reclaimed from the Sea. Filled with beautiful tropical flowering trees and shrubs, the park contains some exotic species brought from overseas specially Cuba, at the time when Malaga was an important trading centre.

Crocodile Park (Parque de Cocodrilos)
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Crocodile Park (Parque de Cocodrilos)

The Crocodile Park is located in Torremolinos, right in the heart of the Costa del Sol. In the Crocodile park you can see and experience the prehistoric monsters which have survived more than 200 miliion years of evolution. You can walk besides them, take baby crocodiles into your hands or take as many pictures as you like, the fun never ends.

Address: C/ Cuba, 14. 29620 Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain.
Tel.: +34 952 051 782

Montes de Malaga Natural Park (Parque Natural Montes de Málaga)
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Montes de Malaga Natural Park (Parque Natural Montes de Málaga)

This park serves as the ‘green lung’ of the city with its lush 4,996 hectares of forest cover. The Montes de Málaga natural park is located in the northern side of the city of Málaga. Vast variety of flora and fauna is found in the region with 400 plant varieties, 27 mammals, 90 birds, 19 reptiles and 8 amphibians till date.

Address: Colmenar, 29300, Malaga, Spain

Lobo Park (Antequera)
Lobo Park

Lobo Park (Antequera)

You literally get to howl with the wolves at the Lobo Park and experience the life of wolves in their semi-natural habitat. You can see four diverse species of wolves, including the indigenous Iberian wolf. The tourists can take guided tours where the guide explains about the wild beasts or they can also attend the ‘Howl nights’ experience the wolves howling at full-moon.

Address: Ctra. Antequera - Álora (A343), km 16 29200 Antequera (Málaga), Spain
Tel.: +34 952 031 107

Battery Park (Parque la Batería)
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Battery Park (Parque la Batería)

This urban park in Andalusia has brilliant views, children’s playground, a bike path, lookout tower and splendid ornamental fountains. The park is situated at north of Montemar and was created by the Torremolinos. The park with its enriching flora and fauna is a favourite locale of the tourists as well as the locals.

Address: Avenida del Carmelo, s/n, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 379 400

Historical-Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción)
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Historical-Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción)

The traditional garden is based on English style of landscapes and has over hundred years of history. The precinct boasts of having more than fifty thousand plants with two thousand species-tropical, subtropical and native. This botanical garden is a historical-artistic garden, and is considered an advantage to the culture of Malaga.

Address: Camino del Jardin Botanico, 3 29014 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 951 926 180

Ornithological and Botanical Park
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Ornithological and Botanical Park "El Retiro" (Senda El Retiro)

The El Retiro garden is located in Churriana, immediately outside the Málaga city centre. The beautiful French-styled garden takes inspiration from the Italian, English and Moroccan styles. The park dates back to the 17th century and is categorised into three sections: garden-patio, garden-orchard and garden-court. The huge estate is almost about 140,000 sq.m and houses around 6,000 animals of 400 diverse species, which includes reptiles, birds, mammals and fishes. The historical park was declared a National Historic Monument in 1984.

Address: Carretera de Coín km 88, 29140 Churriana, Malaga, Spain.

Recommended Activities

Cordoba Day Trip

Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

Morocco Day Trip from Malaga to Tangier

Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

Malaga Tapas and Wine Tour

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Malaga Segway Tour

Duration: 1 to 2 hours (approx.)

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