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“Great green space in the city”

Plaza y Acera de La Marina
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Málaga Half-Day City Tour With Tapas
Ranked #45 of 206 things to do in Malaga
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“Great green space in the city”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

With the ocean & marina on one side & the start of the old town & the Alcazaba on the other, this straight, long park area is a delight. This is kinda a botanical garden offering a wide range of plants all clearly marked. Overhead the parakeets rule the roost. On the ground the locals come to sit and pass the time of day. You'll more likely pass though it on your way to somewhere else - but it is worth the pass through

Visited October 2013
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“Fresh and free”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a beautiful promenade near the port and city centre. Full of flora, fountains and statuary it makes for an interesting and cool stroll. The parakeets flash in and out of the trees and we ended up " talking " to one perched on the wall circling one of the fountains.
Well worth a stroll and a sit down

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“A delightful Park to Stroll and Sit”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Such a tastefully done marginal park located below the the Alcazaba and Castillo just adjacent to the marina and port. Divided into sections as you traverse through you encounter not just greenery and flowers but water features too. Benches are conveniently placed to rest or peoploe watch.

Visited May 2013
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cleveland england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Long garden”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Had to walk through these gardens on our way to and from our hotel,they are very nice for a sit down in the shade with some very big plants , there is also lots of things to look at,there are a few stalls selling ice cream,water etc a long the way if needed .

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Parque de Malaga & the Gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I'd like to review the Parque de Malaga and the Gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso. There's no page for this, unfortunately, but it seems that everyone is using this page to talk about it. These two gardens are unrecognized but fantastic examples of urban landscape design. They should be included in the list of early examples of forward thinking philanthropists and architects of the nineteenth century: along with Central Park, NY and Regent's Park, U.K.
Rafael Yague and Antonio Canovas del Castillo led a team determined to give the growing city a place to be proud of. It was an ambitious project since it required reclaiming the land from the sea. It was a reasonable venture since Malaga and it's port was the second most industrialized city in Spain at the time.
We can now enjoy their gift to the future in its full maturity. Newly discovered trees from South America have now created a dense canopy and residents can enjoy a cool spot for lunch. Mixed into the sea breeze are the aromas of citrus and giant specimens of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia.) There's a large collection of palms and Cycads.The park is one of the largest public parks in Europe planted with exotic species. It is 800 meters long and rather narrow, but you can't hear the traffic.
The Gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso was originally a moorish designed flower garden. It is now a display garden for new rose cultivars. Roses do really well in Malaga!
These two gardens deserve more attention and recognition by international travel authors and garden societies.

Visited April 2013
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