Bateria Park in Torremolinos: Green Oasis with a View

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Bateria Park in Torremolinos: Green Oasis with a View

Bateria Park is a large 74,000-square metre green oasis on the borders of Benalmadena and Torremolinos. I’ve been passing by this park for a few years now, and finally made a trip there so I can report whether or not it’s worth a visit.

The name of the park originates from the defensive artillery battery that was stationed here, and some of the old canons are exhibited in the park near the observation tower, complete with two bunkers which can be also accessed.

Even though you would think this is a family park, the facilities for kids are pretty small – there is only one small playground in the corner, and on weekends it gets absolutely packed! While the park is pretty for a stroll and having a look around, we haven’t spent more than 30 minutes in there.

Below are my thoughts on whether it’s worth the trip or not.

Is Bateria Park Worth a Visit?

If you’re looking for a nice green place to visit as a family, I would say NO. I mean it’s not a bad place, but there are far more beautiful green spaces available close by.

I would recommend instead going to Paloma Park in Benalmadena, which is not far away and it’s so much more beautiful with a much bigger playground, huge cactus garden, park for picnics and just a stunning natural place to chill and enjoy some quiet time. The park has a few cafes available with toilets also accessible easily and it’s conveniently located a short walk from the coastline.

Another option if you’re staying in Torremolinos is the Botanical Garden Molino de Inca, which I have also visited and would highlight recommend, even though it’s on the outskirts of the city so a short driver or a taxi ride will be needed. This is much more like a small jungle with pretty themed gardens, water features and an old mill with a small museum. Next to it is also a restaurant so you can pop there for lunch while visiting.

See Also: Most Popular Activities in Torremolinos

What to See in Bateria Park

There are over a thousand trees with 25 different species, 9,000 square metre artificial lake with a fountain and boat hire, a carousel with a small playground for kids and a 15-meter high observation tower.

As I mentioned before it took us around 30 minutes to walk around, check the tower and left right after that. As far as I could see there were also no toilet facilities and no picnic places to sit down and have some food. The park also has no cafes or places to buy refreshments. It’s also not easily accessible from the town, so you will have to driver here or take the train here.

Bateria Park (Parque La Bateria), Torremolinos

  • Closest Train Station: Montemar Alto
  • Location: Avda del Carmelo s/n – 29620
  • Entrance: free
  • Facilities: boat hire, kids playground
  • Parking: 150 parking spaces next to the park
  • Pets: not allowed in the park
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena
Parque de la Batteria, Benalmadena

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