With its more than 9 km of gardens, parks and fountains, the Turia Gardens has become one of the most visited places in Valencia city. A meeting place for Valencians, full of fountains, trails, playgrounds and green spaces ideal for sports, running, playing soccer, cycling … or just strolling.
In the Turia Gardens, we find a lot of vegetation, pines, palm trees, aromatic plants, beautiful roses, fountains and sports courts that are located along the route, through which pass under the 18 bridges that cross it, from modern bridges to other they have over centuries. One of the curiosities of the park is the Gulliver; a slide park where children can slide over Gulliver as if it were Lilliputians.
In the park, you can also visit Parque de Cabecera and Bioparc, Hemisférico and la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias on the opposite side.
A fun way to explore the Turia Gardens without getting tired much is renting a bike, and a second option would be renting a segway to get from one place to another and having fun atop these peculiar vehicles. Throughout the gardens, we also find bars, terraces and restaurants.
Origin of the Turia Gardens
Formerly, these gardens were part of the riverbed and after the great flood that struck the city in 1957, together with the pressure exerted by the Valencians to divert the river and convert the old bed in a green area, it finally succeeded in diverting the river bed. It was a free zone that was ended and reconverted into a large and beautiful park in 1986.
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