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El Orquidario, the Orchid House in Estepona, is a striking presence in the middle of Estapona’s historical center along the Calle Terraza and one of the best things to do in Estepona (one of the BEST cities in Southern Spain to visit).

The building itself is a surprising piece of modern architecture surrounded by the town’s typical apartment blocks, making for an interesting juxtaposition between old and new.

Curvaceous and sporting a glass ceiling made up of three domes – the highest reaching 30m high, the lowest 6m – it is home to a 17m high waterfall, 5000 plants and 1.300 species of orchids from all over the world. There’s also a vertical garden!

Entrance is free for children up to 4 years old, €1 for children from 4-11 years old and €3 for adults. Be sure to follow El Orquidario on Facebook to stay up to date on any events such as concerts or exhibitions that might be taking place there.

Opening times: 

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 09.00 to 14.00 hrs and 15:00 to 17.00 hrs
Sunday: 10.00 to 14.00 hrs