Located opposite the famous Loring Museum, this bench was designed in classical style and inspired by a similar structure created by the German architect Schinkel. Such benches were common in 19th-century landscaped gardens, which often featured references to the classical world. Over the last century and a half, numerous celebrities have sat for portraits here during their visit to La Concepcion.
Built by the Heredia family, this is one of the most beautiful iron pergolas to be found anywhere in Spain. The plant which covers it (Wisteria sinensis), a creeper belonging to the Fabaceae family, is originally from China. The twelve roots originally planted by the Loring-Heredia family back in 1857 now climb over the surrounding ficuses and palms up to heights of almost 20 metres. Its gentle aroma and bunches of lilac flowers create a magical atmosphere, turning this spot into a unique enclave that can be enjoyed for about a fortnight in late March and early April.
The Nymph's pond
From 1911 onwards, the estate's second owners, the Echevarria-Echevarrieta family, added a series of new landscaped areas, among them the features known as the Nymph's pond and water jump. The sculpture after which they are named was the work of Valentin Dueñas. The jump is fed by a watercourse at its centre which in turn is supplied by a grotesque-style fountain located above it.