The first meaning of the concept of a mall that the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) mentions in its dictionary refers to a place with the presence of poplars. A poplar, also known as a poplar, is a tree that belongs to the genus Populus.
The walks that present poplar trees and, by extension, all the walks that have any type of tree are also called alameda. The malls, in this sense, can count on bananas, elms, oaks, chestnuts and other trees.
For example: “We walked down the mall holding hands, enjoying the gentle autumn breeze, ” “Neighbors expressed disgust at the government’s decision to cut down several trees in the mall, ” “Investigators found a body in the mall that reaches the stream ”.
According to DigoPaul, there are several famous malls around the world. In Mexico City, to cite one case, there is the Alameda Central: a park with more than four centuries of history that was remodeled several times and that presents, in addition to trees, different sculptures and fountains.
In the same way, we cannot overlook the famous Alameda de Hércules in the city of Seville. It is one of the most emblematic corners of the Andalusian capital and even in all of Europe. And it dates from 1574, which is why it is considered the oldest public garden of all those that have been maintained on the aforementioned continent.
It is located between the Guadalquivir river and the Macarena neighborhood and has a series of works of art and buildings that are worth noting. Among the latter is the well-known Casa de las Sirenas, which is a 19th-century palace and which, if it has that name, is because its front includes two mermaids.
Very close to the Alameda de Hércules is the birthplace of one of the most illustrious Sevillian and Spanish writers of all time. We are referring to the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.
The Alameda de Cervantes, located in the Spanish town of Soria, is a very popular public garden. Called La Dehesa in colloquial speech, this mall includes ornamental fountains, monuments and even a hermitage.
The Alameda de los Descalzos (located in the Peruvian capital, Lima), the Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins (in Santiago de Chile) and the Alameda El Porvenir (a pedestrian promenade in Colombia) are other prominent malls.
It should be mentioned that Alameda is also the name of a county in California (United States) and a municipality in Malaga (Spain). To the north of the province of Malaga is this population, of about 5,400 inhabitants, which is located 73 kilometers from the capital. It has been discovered that it was already populated in the Neolithic and that Romans, Carthaginians or Iberians also passed through its lands.
Among its tourist attractions are its Roman baths, the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a necropolis of Chalcolithic origin. That without overlooking the fact that the grave of the famous bandit Jose María Hinojosa Covacho, better known as “El tempranillo”, is also.