Jardines de Turia - Gardens of Turia Valencia Reviews
The Turia gardens. Feb 12, 2017
The Turia River that flew through the city used to flood regularly. It was diverted south of the city after a terrible flooding happened in 1957. Later it was decided to transform its bed into a park.
The Turia Gardens are practically a large and long (about 9 km) park that borders the old city. It has playground areas for kids, cycle paths, and several sports areas.
Nineteen bridges cross these gardens. Some of them are new and other are the old bridges of the river. One of my favourite is the Puente de las Flores. This is decorated with lots of flowers at the borders and has two walkways for pedestrians and some benches.
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The best things in Valencia are free... Mar 15, 2011
Running through the city of Valencia are the Turia River Bed Gardens.
9km of greenery that is the heart of the city.
Valencia was built upon and around Turia, but I won't go into the history -there's plenty of information out there if you want to find.
What I will say about the Gardens of Turia is that whatever reason(s) you find yourself in Valencia, whoever you are with, and however long you are there, the gardens are a must.
Not that you could miss it. What used to be a river through the city hugs the Valencia city centre and makes a great point-of-reference for the map-shy. And you can access the gardens from nineteen bridges adjoin the two halves to the city.
But the real magic of the gardens is how perfectly they capture the essence of this beautiful city.
Littered with sports facilities, parks, gardens, architecture, and cycle lanes, the gardens stretch from the Parc de Capçalera to the Valencia aquarium.
Walking the garden's length, you will also come across the Palau de la Música (Music Palace) and the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) where the gardens transform into a water-laden architectural masterpiece.
And there are a few more surprises in there I won't spoil for you.
And it all cost nothing - although some sights charge an entry fee, of course.
Cheap words paint poor images and forgive me for that, but the Turia Gardens will not disappoint - whatever your age or interests I guarantee it will be one of or a series of highlights of your visit.
I travel to Valencia for the football - Valencia Club de Fútbol - but I never make a trip without at least one walk of the Turia Gardens.