If you are visiting the city Valencia and you are planning to go sightseeing you could have a look around in some of Valencia’s impressive parks and/or gardens. Valencia has got a few beautiful landscaped parks and gardens, for example the “Jardin del Turia” and the “Jardín Botánico”.
Jardín del Turia
In the year 1957 the construction of the “Jardín del Turia” started. The Turia park used to be a river, but due to the fact that the river flooded in 1957 , the government decided to move the river and to make a park on the river-bed. This beautiful park has the length of approximately 7 kilometers and everywhere people are enjoying the Turia Park. People are walking, running, cycling, picnicking and kids are playing. The park has got different themes and is something to do for everybody. There is a skate park, many terraces, various fountains, football fields, midget golf and a playground “Gulliver”. Furthermore you can listen to classical music next to Palau de la Musica on Sunday mornings. Next to the flower bridge (“Puente de las flores”) there are often events and festivals, like a tapas and wine tasting event, an andalusian festival and an international festival. If you are visiting Valencia City and there is a festival it is really worth a visit.
The Turia garden is always open, during day and night.
The “Jardín Botánico” or the Botanic garden, is a wonderful quite place to enjoy the diversity of plants, trees and flowers. You can find a large variety of cactuses, palm trees, carnivore plants and much more. Furthermore there are many cats walking around or sleeping in the shadow under a tree. So don’t be scared if you hear some strange noises, probably it is a cat sleeping or playing between the plants. These cats have enough to eat and to drink, because the employees of the Botanic garden give them food and water on a daily base.
Calle Quart, 80
General: € 2
Groups (organized): € 1,50
Valencia Tourist Card: € 1,80
Children between 7 and 16 years old, students and 65+ : € 1
Kids (0-6 years): Free
Days of free entry
Tree day: January 31
Museums day: May 18
Day of Biological Diversity: May 22
Environment day:June 5
Open on Tuesday – Sunday. Only closed on Monday, the 25th December, the 1st of January and on rainy and windy days.
November – February, from 10.00 – 18.00 hour
March and October, from 10.00 – 19.00 hour
April and September, from 10.00 – 20.00 hour
May – August, from 10.00 – 21.00 hour
The website of the Jardín Botánico is available in various languages: English, Spanish and Valenciano. For more information see Jardín Botánico.
Jardines del Real
The “Jardines de Viveros”, or “Jardines del Real”, in other words the Royal gardens are beautifully landscaped gardens. These gardens already existed in the 15th century, but in the year 1903 it was donated to the local government. The “Jardines del Real” have changed a lot over the centuries, from orange and lemon trees to fountains, statues, wonderful flowers and trees, small lakes, swans and ducks and much more. There are also some places to have a drink or to eat something.
San Pío V
Every day of the week from 08.00 – sunset.
• “Jardín del Turia” is an impressive park in Valencia and really worth visiting. Furthermore “Jardín del Turia” is a great place to have a wonderful Picnic.