The photographic tools of the 21st century are a blessing to supply the expertise, technique and experience of people who really know photography. The fact is that a pleasant walk, a good moment, an inspiring plant or a relaxing landscape go away with those who enjoy them in the form of photography and there are more and more places to visit for leisure that put the emphasis on photographable and visual corners . However, at the oldest point of Mijas there is a large and photogenic space that has been captured on celluloid films of all kinds throughout the 20th century.
The wall park It could well be part of those sites capable of revitalizing anyone’s energy reserves in a short time and also has several curiosities that are not always known. It has waterfalls, small watercourses, deep-seated and ancient trees, a natural balcony over the Costa del Sol perfect for relaxing and being amazed at everything that a coastline in constant contact with the African coast brings, the uniqueness of a town Andalusian whitewashed on the slopes of a historic mountain range and also a selection of more than 141 plants from around the world designed, distributed and cared for so that throughout the year there are vegetables that are in their full splendor. The view can reach the coastal horizon and also the Sierra Mijas that has been providing construction materials to humanity for at least a couple of millennia. In its skirt you can also see the tranquility and luminosity of the old town of Mijas.
Almost 8,000 square meters of garden area that not only has paths to follow around the views offered by the environment, but also has places full of tranquility to sit down and a complete botanical guide of the place in which you can go looking for what type of plant is the one that is being seen, where it comes from, when it is its most propitious time to see it in all its splendor and know what type of care it needs and peculiarities. In the park there are not only specimens of plants suitable for the climate of southern Spain and that anyone can have on their terrace, it is also possible to grow somewhat more delicate and little-known types of vegetation thanks to the environment that water and stone corners created at certain points in the park.
Plants from all over the world, from the admired and powerful Asian ginkgo biloba (these are trees that can live for hundreds of years and quite a few thousand-year-old specimens are still preserved in the world) to vegetation from Africa, Americaendemic to the Canary Islands or other points of the European geography. A whole orchard that adorns one of the points with the most history and good views not only of the town of Mijas, but also of the province.
The site is not random. It is a place inhabited for several tens of centuries. the church of The Immaculate Conception It dates from the early 16th century, although it was already a Christian parish in 1492 when the town had just come under Christian domination. It is built on the old mosque of the place and is worth seeing inside and out. It must be taken into account that the Mijas of that time was depopulated and then gradually colonized for decades until it once again became an influential municipality. In the same environment of the park is the mijas bullring. Portrayed ad nauseam in films, vacation brochures and press of all kinds during the second half of the 20th century. An icon of what is typically Andalusian that can be visited and continues to provide wonderful snapshots with the contrast between the albero and the lime that is the distinctive sign of the town.
At this point of gardens, viewpoints, watercourses, church and bullring with history there is also a audience which is a delight to attend when the weather is good, as it is an open-air audition. Shows are scheduled here especially in the spring and summer. In addition, the La Muralla park connects directly with the town of Mijas, cared for in its corners decades ago to offer typical places but which are still beautiful, colorful and more suitable for taking pictures in them. A quiet walk through the town will be the key to finding corners that don’t repeat themselves too much between the other snapshots.
By the way, do not fear the weather. If he day is cloudy or partly cloudy, or makes a point more of the air than desired, the photos will not detract. The height position of the natural fortress that La Muralla Park and its surroundings represent allows us to give a different touch to the photos we want to take and to be able to play with the coastal landscape, the clouds and the deep unevenness of the place. The route of Mijas Pueblo also helps to shelter from the wind. Another detail so that the photos always come out well in the surroundings of La Muralla park. Similarly, the night photos with the moon dominating the maritime horizon when it is carried or flirting with the mountain range in the rest of the phases, they are an inspiration that is proof of the quality of whoever handles the camera.