The Town Hall of Benalmádena has announced that Europe’s biggest butterfly park will open early next year in the town. The Mayor of Benalmádena, Enrique Moya, says the Asian-inspired complex, which is a 1,500 square metre site, will house “some of the world’s most spectacular and endangered species of butterfly”.
The local administration has said that it believes that the butterfly park will become a major tourist attraction, as well as a possible research facility in the future.
The complex is situated next to the town’s famous Buddhist temple, known as “La Estupa”, which is located on the outskirts of Benalmádena.
The largest butterfly park in the world is still “Butterfly World” which is located in Florida, USA. It opened in 1988 and the aviary houses over 10,000 butterflies of up to 150 different species.
You may be surprised to learn that the average life span of a butterfly is only fourteen days, and that’s in “captivity” in the aviary. This average life span compares to about seven days in the wild. However, some species like the Zebra can live for up to ten months.
Can you please let me know the date that the butterfly farm is opening
I am awaiting this for so long and looking forward to the opening
Thank you for your comment.
The construction works of this magnificent project are nearing completion and the opening of “Mariposario” is scheduled for the first quarter of this year. Many sources say Spring time for the official opening although unfortunately, I cannot confirm an exact date.
Watch this space!
Emilia Hazell - Smith
The Mariposario butterfly aviary was inaugurated last Friday 22nd April. It is being touted as “the largest walk-in butterfly exhibit in Europe” and is located near the Buddhist stupa just outside the pueblo.
That is fantastic news hope to visit later this year
May I have some photo of the park?