A sign at the entrance of the Jardines de la Galera (Garden of the Gallery)

A sign at the entrance of the Jardines de la Galera (Garden of the Gallery)

This garden is a small but tastefully placed next to the walls of Alcazaba of Badajoz

This garden is a small but tastefully placed next to the walls of Alcazaba of Badajoz

Torre Espantaperros is part of the alcazaba - here it is seen from the garden

Torre Espantaperros is part of the alcazaba - here it is seen from the garden

This beautiful Arab tower is a symbol of Badajoz and from the Jardines de la Galera it offers a different viewing angle

This beautiful Arab tower is a symbol of Badajoz and from the Jardines de la Galera it offers a different viewing angle

These gardens are placed between the Torre de Espantaperros and the Chemin de Ronde

These gardens are placed between the Torre de Espantaperros and the Chemin de Ronde

In the past, these gardens were part of the alcazaba - one of the oldest coats of arms can be seen above the door of this building

In the past, these gardens were part of the alcazaba - one of the oldest coats of arms can be seen above the door of this building

The Jardines de la Galera dates back to the 10th century

The Jardines de la Galera dates back to the 10th century

Current gardens stretch their history back to the 16th century - there are no traces of the Muslim garen left now

Current gardens stretch their history back to the 16th century - there are no traces of the Muslim garen left now

Francisco Vaca Morales and Jesus Canovas Pesisni built the current gardens in 1940

Francisco Vaca Morales and Jesus Canovas Pesisni built the current gardens in 1940

Then these gardens were almost forgotten for 30 years

Then these gardens were almost forgotten for 30 years

In 2007, Jardines de la Galera were opened to the public and since then some of the cultural events have been held here

In 2007, Jardines de la Galera were opened to the public and since then some of the cultural events have been held here

In the past, this garden has an outer wall which was also the defensive wall of the city

In the past, this garden has an outer wall which was also the defensive wall of the city

These gardens look more appealing if visited at the flowering times

These gardens look more appealing if visited at the flowering times

There are many species of the plants brought from all over the world (around 90 in total)

There are many species of the plants brought from all over the world (around 90 in total)

The most aromatic and highlights some semitropical species , such as Love tree white flower

The most aromatic and highlights some semitropical species , such as Love tree white flower

Walls of the Alcazaba of Badajoz, seen from the Garden of the Gallery

Walls of the Alcazaba of Badajoz, seen from the Garden of the Gallery

The half-bastion of San Antonio, it is called the half-bastion because it has one side and one face

The half-bastion of San Antonio, it is called the half-bastion because it has one side and one face

At this point of the wall in 1812, the British troops tried to storm the city during the siege while battling the napoleonic troops

At this point of the wall in 1812, the British troops tried to storm the city during the siege while battling the napoleonic troops

At one stage, the neighbourhood of San Salvador existed here but it was demolished

At one stage, the neighbourhood of San Salvador existed here but it was demolished

Looking back at the de la Galera, while standing close to the half-bastion of San Antonio

Looking back at the de la Galera, while standing close to the half-bastion of San Antonio

Another look at the Torre Esperanto, now sun has come out from the clouds

Another look at the Torre Esperanto, now sun has come out from the clouds