This is a small place that really merits a visit. It’s kind of surprising that you can find such a rich and well-tended variety of plant-life in the center of the city. If you like botanical gardens, you’ll love it!
More than 6 and a half million tiles (made from marble) were used to construct the tricolor mosaic covering the ground of the path. It’s the most internationally recognized sight of the city.
It's located parallel to the marina, between palm trees, which is nice and cool in the summer, pleasant in the winter. It’s a perfect place for a walk, to play, or to read a newspaper. There’s a small market on weekends, which is very well known throughout the province. There’s also a ton of bars and restaurants all over the place. If you are lucky and can see the city’s symphony orchestra performing, make sure to do so. They usually have concerts sporadically throughout the year.
An amazing concept. It is half Dutch and half Argentine and it has opened the doors of its incredible botanical garden (and house) to the public. It is exquisitely decorated and full of magical places to chat, think, read .. with small waterfalls, tropical and native plants, rivers, bridges, hammocks, candles and incense everywhere. There are 2 rooms in the small cottage. One is suitable for a family and one has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. I think it costs around € 100 a couple with breakfast. You will find it good value for money and you will love it.
The wealth of plant life in this urban park is interesting. This park along with its neighbor, "Hort del Xocolater," is one example of the more than 200,000 palm trees that thrive in Europe's largest palm grove, a wonder of nature that has been a World Heritage Site since 2000.
We went to this park on a sunny day in December to see Santa Claus' house, after the bustle of Christmas. The house looks as you would expect, very homely with a little farm outside with animals. And inside, of course, Santa Claus sits in his room, asking the children if they liked what they gave them a few days ago.
When you visit the beach, the last thing you expect to find is a park with wild animals such as squirrels, peacocks, swans and turtles. There are also swings for the kids. As I say, a welcome change from a normal beach.
We went to Santa Pola with some friends, who have a beach house there. One small problem ... it was spring, and the weather meant that we didn't spend a single day at the beach! We went to Alicante, just 10 or 15 minutes by car from Santa Pola. Upon entering, if you look to the left, you'll see a lot of palm trees, which form the Palm Grove Park. Inside you'll find lots of paths, benches to sit on and fun for all ages. There's usually a waterfall, and it's all very charming, but unfortunately it was under maintenance when we visited. Still, a good place to go if it's not beach weather!
This palm tree specimen is unique in its grandeur and form. The descendent trees have formed at the foot of the mother palm and created an incredible chandelier-like tree.
This 8-branched wonder is 165 years old, weighs over 8 tons, and lives exclusively off the sap provided by the central trunk.
This magnificent garden is enclosed by the side of the river, the castle and the city park. Gardening is an example of the 70s. As the city has grown and needs more space. Getting here is easy, when you are in the castle, go to the back and down the paths that you see to the right is not indicated, but if you follow the signs, down and to the right, you'll find it.
La Glorieta is one of the most popular places in Alcoy and their gardens hold some of the most iconic acts of Alcoyana society such as the Nit de l'Olla, the Mig Any or the Fira del 9 d'Octubre. The charming gazebo park was built in the XIX century on the site of a Franciscan convent and was illuminated in 1899. It stands out because it is the only park in the historical center of Alcoy, making it the only green space. The walk through the gardens is very nice and quiet, especially during any of the events mentioned above. It has an old kiosk for concerts, a marquee, fountains and a popular duck pond.
This extensive collection of cacti and other plants has about 500 different species in its well-ordered space. The garden covers an area of 50,000 m2, with 3000 meters of roads, divided into a series of exhibition areas, where different plants are grouped. There is a free parking area for visitors and services include a bar, shop, plant sales, etc. After your visit, I suggest that you enjoy a delicious hot chocolate and a cupcake with stunning views of the valley. It's well worth a visit to this garden