THE MALAGA PARK
Limited by "La Alameda Principal" and "El Paseo de España" that runs parallel to the Wharf of Guadiaro, the park extends from the Seat of "General Torrijos", with its "Genovesa" source, to "La Plaza de la Marina". It consists of three strolls of 800 meters in length and ten of width one in North side and two in the South band of the great central stroll for vehicles, of 25 meters wide and the same axis of "La Alameda" avenue, of which it is continuation. The total surface is of more than 30,000 square meters, if they are united "La Rosaleda" surrounded by orange-trees and cypresses, next to the Municipal Palace and the calls Gardens of "Puerta Oscura".
The Park has characterized by a series of singularities as far as its design and configuration:
The closing of the Park would suppose the conquest of extraordinary a public space and an increase of the planted surface quite significant. In the Park units like the Encephalartus Laurencianus can be found, that is as opposed to the corner of the building of the Customs. This plant was given by the own Marquess of Larios. The isolated units abound much, or in small groups of Cycas revoluta and three or cuatros ones of Dracena Draco or Drago of the Canary Islands, with rigid and sharp leaves and reddish fruits in hanging clusters. It also appears the Pinus Canariensis, robust Grevillea, plants of the South hemisphere, concretely of Australia, whose vulgar name is Fire Tree.
Several magnificent units of Pandanus candelabrum can be admired, tree of the marshy zones of suroriental Africa, with powerful roots, around the great source worked in Genoa, by order of the Emperor Carlos V, after to be catched and to be rescued of the pirates and who were transferred by real aim to Malaga Surrounded by cypresses of Mexico or Virginia, known as the " at night sad Tree " being support of a group of saved horsemen and Hernán Cortés of a slaughter during the conquest of Mexico.
We continued emphasizing species like Callitris quadrivalvis, exclusive right of North Africa, Chorisias, trees of the South of Brazil and the North of Uruguay, known like drunk wood by its peculiarity when swelling itself. Thanks to the Larios and other famous families of Malaga, the Park went populating with a rich collection and selection of originating plants, in its majority, of tropical and subtropical countries.
The great pendulata Ficus, the palm of hemp, coming from China or the unique Cameropo humilis in Europe. Original species of Asia and the tropical Australian Continent, the group of palms Archontophoenix Cuninghamin of Australia, with his slender figure ringed by the scars of the generous leaves; cedars of the Lebanon; araucarias of austral America; yucas, cicas, elobeas that alternate with junipers and tuyas Japanese. The grouping of Palms of California, the groups of Strelitzia augusta... of all this is given off that plants coming from all the continents exist.