The Turia Gardens. What to visit in Valencia, Spain? - Tripkay guides

The Turia Gardens

Turia Gardens is the lung of the city. An area of 110ha of gardens and parkland that cross the city forming one of the largest urban gardens of Spain.

Turia gardens in Valencia city centre

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.

 

 guillever valencia spain Williber Park in Turia gardens in Valencia II

 

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.

 

valencia centre Turia Gardens aereal view in Valencia city centre

 

 


Information about the Turia Gardens

Adress: : Avenida Manuel de Falla, s/n, 46018 Valencia
Telephone: 963599967
Website:
Timetable: Free Entrance. Timetable to Parque del Gulliver: from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 till 20:00 hrs. All the year exept Jully and Auguts when the timetable is from 10:00 till 14:00 hrs and from 17:00 to 21:00 hrs. (Tel.: 96 337 0204)
Price: Free

 

 

 

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