Valencia has many green spaces where you can enjoy tranquility and serenity. If you’re wondering what to do in Valencia at any time of the year, whether it’s fall, spring, summer or winter, this route of Valencia is for you.
In addition to the green lung of the city, which is the bed of the river Turía, Valencia has other green spaces, where you and you family can enjoy peacefulness and getting away from the stress of daily life, in the many parks and gardens that populate the city.
If you decide to take a walk along the river bed and enjoy nature in Valencia, you will find two parks, Cabecera Park, one of the last to join the list of parks and gardens of Valencia, situated next to the BioParc, and Gulliver’s Park, intended to be children’s favorite.
La Glorieta is one of these gardens. Located very close to the historic center, it is an open space, where nature and the sculptures of illustrious Valencian characters are merged into one. Near La Glorieta, we find El Parterre, built in 1850, and where we can admire a statue erected in honor of King Jaime I, the conqueror.
If you are passing by the old part of Valencia in the Quart street, you can visit the Botanical Garden, owned by the University of Valencia, and stop to see the Garden of the Hesperides, situated very close to the Botanical Garden.
On the other side of the River Turia, crossing the Puente del Real, you will discover the Jardines del Real -o Viveros-, one of the most beautiful and large gardens in Valencia, where you can enjoy the vegetation, tranquility and a beautiful pond full of ducks, among many other things. Next to the Jardines de Viveros, are the Gardens of Monforte, a beautiful garden of French and romantic inspiration with diverse sculptures.
Walking through Blasco Ibáñez, or taking the bus, you will have at hand the Garden of Ayora, with its magnificent palace. And if you go through another of the great avenues of Valencia, the Avenue of the Cid, you will be very near to the Parque del Oeste.
Near the Palace of Congresses, you will find the Polifilo Garden, inspired by a book written by Francesco Coloma. In the neighborhood of Benicalap, you can take a break in the park of the same name, Benicalap Park, a large space with a wide range of activities.
What are you waiting for to relax in Valencia?! 🙂