The Alameda Park is the most prominent public park and the main lung of Santiago de Compostela, located halfway between two of its most emblematic elements, the University Campus and the historic center where the Cathedral is located. Its current composition is the result of several extensions and restorations that today make up a magnificent architectural and botanical heritage made up of three well-differentiated areas: Carballeira de Santa Susana, Campo da Estrela and Paseo da Ferradura.
In addition to its recreational and recreational function, the garden of about 85,000 square meters, stands out for housing a significant number of exotic species, of great botanical interest. Although its design does not respond to any of the usual types of garden, it has elements of the French garden such as symmetrical flowerbeds and hedges and elements of English such as the Carballeira de Santa Susana.
Among the trees, some included in the Catalog of Senlleiras de Galicia Trees stand out, such as the Eucalyptus globulus; "La Perona", a specimen of Abies nordmanniana planted in commemoration of Eva Duarte de Perón's visit to Paseo de la Herradura in 1947, and the silver linden trees of Campo de la Estrella.
Camellia is well represented throughout the set by a total of 66 specimens, all of them Camellia japonica, such as those found in the Paseo de la Herradura, they exceed a century of life, planted for the Agricultural, Industrial and Artistic Exhibition, held in the city in 1858.