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El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden

Sub tropical plants, Syrian sculptures and province houses in the Parque Botánico El Majuelo

By Nick Nutter | Last Updated 15 Mar 2022 | Granada | Places To Go
Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden (Parque Botánico El Majuelo), can be found in the shadow of San Miguel Castle, in the heart of Almuñecar.

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Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Meandering paths take you through the botanical garden where you will see over 200 species of trees and plants from subtropical areas of the world, such as Central and South America, Africa, the Philippines and New Zealand.

El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden Almunecar

El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden Almunecar

Dotted around the park you cannot fail to notice the striking sculptures. These are all made from marble from Macael in Almeria province and each has a story to tell. All the statues were made by sculptors from Syria. In 2005, the then mayor of Almuñecar, Trinidad Herrera, declared that the municipality was open to taking in refugees from war torn Syria. The statues are a very graphic thank you.

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Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

The so called, ‘province houses’ in the park are also a bit of a surprise. Each house represents one of the provinces in Andalucia and each has a different purpose. Some are artisan studios and workshops, some are souvenir shops. They help to bring the park to life.

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

The El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden is open every day from 8am until 10pm and is free to enter.

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

Syrian sculpture - El Majuelo park Almunecar

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