Parks and Gardens, Marbella

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  • Marbella's Roman Ruins, head
    Marbella's Roman Ruins, head
    by Martin_S.
  • Stacey showing me how to view mosaics
    Stacey showing me how to view mosaics
    by Martin_S.
  • Marbella's Roman Ruins, mosaic floor
    Marbella's Roman Ruins, mosaic floor
    by Martin_S.
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    Marbella's Roman Ruins

    by Martin_S. Written Aug 6, 2008

    Favorite thing: Stacey took us to see this Roman ruin near Marbella (no it is NOT in the city center, it is located in one of the outlying suburbs). It was closed when we arrived, it has never been open for viewing inside it looked like, there were no paths or opening hours posted. But you can see in the last photo how Stacey and I did view the mosaics...
    The main, or central motiv appears to be either an emperor, or if you have a more vivid imagination it could be Medusa...

    Marbella's Roman Ruins, head Marbella's Roman Ruins, mosaic floor Marbella's Roman Ruins, mosaic path Stacey showing me how to view mosaics
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    BIRD - OF - PARADISE FLOWER

    by LoriPori Updated May 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: SO BEAUTIFUL! SO EXOTIC!
    A wonderful combination of a distinctive shape and brilliant colours, BIRD - OF - PARADISE FLOWER is a large tropical herb that is a member of Musaleae or the Banana Family. Native to South Africa, the Flower's scientific name is Strelitzia Reginae. It requires a good amount of sunlight and definitely a tropical temperature.
    The plant itself can reach up to 5 feet in height. The name "Bird - of - Paradise" comes from the spectacular flower shape which resembles a birds beak and head plumage. The numerous pointed petals of brilliant orange , contrast with an arrow-shaped tongue of vivid blue.

    Fondest memory: I simply had to include this beautiful flower in my pages, as I absolutely love these flowers. We only get to see them in a greenhouse that grow tropical flowers.

    Lovely Bird of Paradise
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    WONDERFUL TILED PARK BENCHES PART TWO

    by LoriPori Written May 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Here I will feature the many WONDERFUL TILED PARK BENCHES that can be found scattered throughout the Parque de la Alameda. Each one is unique and specially designed and created all in beautiful tile. Each one represents a different historic site, or aspect of Marbella.

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    WONDERFUL TILED PARK BENCHES PART ONE

    by LoriPori Written May 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Here I will feature the many WONDERFUL TILED PARK BENCHES that can be found scattered throughout the Parque de la Alameda. Each one is unique and specially designed and created all in beautiful tile. Each one represents a different historic site, or aspect of Marbella.

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    PARQUE DE LA ALAMEDA

    by LoriPori Updated May 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: If you walk along the Avenida Del Mar, you will come to Marbella's "Central Park" which is PARQUE DE LA ALAMEDA. It really is an amazing place, with its fountains, sculptures, tropical flowers like jasmines and bouganvilleas and gardens, exotic flora and fauna. Hans and I, along with Carmen and Stace strolled through this beautiful park which runs along Avenida Ramon y Cajal and is halfway between Paseo Maritimo and Old Town.
    Its fountain Fuente Virgen Del Rocio was the meeting place for our recent VT Meeting.

    Fountain in Alameda Park VT Gang at the Fountain
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    PARQUE DE LA ALAMEDA

    by LoriPori Written May 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Another great thing about the Parque de la Alameda is that it is so user friendly. Many locals and tourists alike were enjoying the early evening air in a wonderful park setting. The walkways are marble and weave in and out ot the tropical trees and foliage. And when you just want to sit and relax, there are these wonderful tiled park benches that Hans and I are putting to good use.

    Lori & Hans & Tiled Bench Tim Maaike Ilse and Hans
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    PARQUE DE LA ALAMEDA

    by LoriPori Written May 12, 2005

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    Favorite thing: As you stroll through the Parque de la Alameda, you will come across many sculptures. This one of a lady surfing was once located in the beach area, I was told.
    Notice the tropical plants and the absolutely wonderful "Birds of Paradise" surrounding the sculpture.

    Sculpture in Alameda Park
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    Supension Bridge and Park

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 14, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Carmen had to park her car some way from the town centre, and we walked through this attractive park, with its magnificent suspension bridge flying over the top. Carmen did say something about the bridge, how it was modelled from another, somewhere in the world, but on a smaller scale. I'll try to find more details later.

    Some details I found about this bridge: Structural Type: Cable-stayed bridge. A-pylon, inclined pylon, semi-fan arrangement . Built: 1989

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    Parks and Gardens

    by Carmela71 Updated Feb 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Marbella prides is parks and gardens.

    Even the smallest open spaces have been carefully planted with beautiful flowers.

    Nagueles Park, Parque de las Medranas, Parque de la Constitucion, La Alameda, King Fahiad Gardens are the names of the larger parks and gardens

    Parque de la Represa

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    Dali park

    by Igraine Written May 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This park is a wonderfull walk to the beach front. It has fountains on either side and the Dali sculptures in the midle.

    Elephant pyramid shaped fountain Perseus with the Medusa head Nike
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    Parque de la Represa

    by Carmela71 Updated Feb 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Visit the 'Arrollo de la Represa' with its Bonsai-Museum, the most important collection of those 'micro-trees' in all Europe.

    Entrance to Park

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    Parque de la constitucion

    by Carmela71 Written Sep 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Parque de la Constitución where you can find the typical Mediterranean flora, alternating with buildings of Moorish style.

    During summer-season take place here concerts and ballett-performances

    Parque de la Constitucion

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