There aren’t many designated green spaces in Malaga city centre, but around the Paseo del Parque are several all in one spot.
The Parque de Málaga, sandwiched between the 25-metre-wide central boulevard of the Paseo del Parque (an extension of the Alameda Principal) and the Paseo de los Curas, is 800 metres long and runs parallel to the Palmeral de las Sorpresas walkway in Malaga Port.
If you include the rose garden surrounded by orange and cypress trees next to the City Hall and the Puerta Oscura gardens, both to the north of the Paseo del Parque, in all the park covers an area of 30,000 square metres.
Much of the park is built on land reclaimed from the sea, with many of the species in the area not native to Malaga. It’s for this reason that it has a thoroughly tropical feel.
It’s easy to find a tranquil shaded spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many benches close to fountains or small garden areas where you can take a little break.
Likewise, there are a couple of children’s play areas and small kiosks selling cold drinks and ice creams.
Throughout summer especially, you are quite likely to come across live music or theatrical performances in the Eduardo Ocón outdoor auditorium.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.