Nicolás Salmerón Park
Nicolás Salmerón was the name given to this park in memory of the President of the First Spanish
Republic, who was born in Almería. It is considered the green lung of the west side of the city,
looking to the sea and beginning in the promenade located at the other end of the city. It used to
be a favourite site for the citizens of Almería, with its pergolas and ponds. There was no road and
had an access to the port. The citizens walked around the park and could go to the dock and watch
the sea. Nowadays, it is an spacious meeting point where the palm trees and the woodpeckers are
just in the memory of the inhabitants.
The park has been reshaped but still keeps its century-old trees which give shade to the
walkers. The "Fuente de los Peces " ("Fish Fountain"), the work of Jesús de Percebal, points out
the transition between the old park and the new one, where there are large groves and open spaces
covered with green lawn and full of fountains such as the dolphin and rower fountains. The Nicolás
Salmerón park turns into a meeting point for young people at weekend nights.