La Concepcion Historical-Botanical Garden is a great place to visit while staying in Malaga. Its style and historical heritage will amaze you for sure!
It is located in the northern part of the city. The Botanic Garden of Malaga is one of those few in Europe which hosts a great number of open-air collections of tropical and subtropical plants which come from the rest of Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas and even Oceania. You can find more than 2,000 different species. There are paces where enormous trees create the impression of a forest or even a jungle, where such plants as ficuses, araucarias, casuarinas, magnolias, pines, cypresses and cedars can be found. It also enjoys of a great collection of aquatic plants, bamboos, cycads, zamias and encephalartos. In addition to this, it has a collection of palm trees which is supposed to be one of the finest in Europe and it hosts a Chilean palm which is one of the biggest of its type in Spain.
It was opened in approx. 1855 and officially declared as historical-artistic gardens (“garden of historical-artistic importance”) in 1943. Today it is an an Item of Cultural Interest, opened to the public on the 21st of June after Malaga City Council had taken control of it.
There are many services offered by La Concepcion Historical-Botanical Garden. You can take an independent visit or to take a guide. In case you visit it with your friends of family, you can chose a group tour which is also very interesting. Apart from all the nature beauty there is also a cafeteria serving drinks and snacks and also a shop where you can find nice souvenirs related to La Concepcion.
“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower”
– Hans Christian Andersen
So, as Hans Christian Andersen said once, let´s enjoy the sunshine, freedom and a little flower and let´s do it in La Consepcion Historical-Botanical Garden with the students of Academia CILE. Shall we?
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