Botanical Garden Malaga Jardin Botanico La Concepción
Camino del Jardin Botanico 3
Hours: 1 April to 30 September: 9.30 am to 9 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Hours: 1 October to 31 March: 9.30 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Bus line 2 will take you from the Alameda Principal stop to the terminus.
From here it’s a fifteen minute walk to the park. The beautifully maintained ‘Jardin de la Concepción’ is about six kilometres North of Malaga city centre and is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful tropical gardens.
This botanical garden of more than 23 acres is over 150 years old. It was originally privately owned by the Marquis of Casa Loring and was later acquired by a wealthy family from Bilbao, before being purchased by the city of Malaga in 1990.
The former, incredibly wealthy owners created an impressive park with more than 2,000 different species of trees and other plants, imported from various parts of the world.
It is a romantic park with winding paths, ponds, waterfalls, bridges and streams.
The 1782 San Telmo aqueduct, the remains of which can still be seen, provided the park with water. The gardens have lush semi-tropical vegetation with many rubber plants, palms, figs, bamboo, cypress trees, fruit trees and a number of spectacular conifers.
The garden consists of several parts, including a tropical jungle and a cactus garden. The park also contains the Loringiano Museum where you can view archaeological finds from Malaga, a small Doric style church, a small temple, and ’Casa Palacio’, the home of the former residents.
There is a restaurant on site. You can take several routes through the vast gardens and a ground plan is available near the entrance.