Jardines de Turia - Gardens of Turia Valencia Reviews
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.
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