But the most important green space of Malaga is the Park, written in capital letters, located in a place of honor of the city, since it was born in the land reclaimed from the sea at the end of the 19th century.
Although it does not have much extension and is crossed by a large avenue, the Park has a great wealth of vegetation and can be considered a small botanical garden, with a large number of tropical and subtropical species that ensure that there are species in bloom year round.
In addition, inside is the concert venue are some of the most famous sculptures in the city, including a modest burrito, the work of Jaime Pimentel, next to the central area for children’s games. The donkey is Platero, the protagonist of the best known book of poems by the Spanish Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez. The tradition of Malaga’s children since they installed it in the 60s is to ride on the burrito and pose for a photo.
Parque de Malaga© La Opinión de Málaga
Burro Platero Parque© La Opinión de Málaga