Valencia, Spain (5) – Jardines del Turia

Jardines del Turia is the largest urban park (110 hectares) in Spain.  The dried up Turia stream that once passed through the city, was intended to be an urban highway until the protest of the inhabitants changed it to a beautiful park.  Nine kilometres of greenery that stretches Northwest/Southeast with the Bioparc Zoo in the top end to the Aquarium at the bottom end and includes the Ciutat les Arts (see past post).  There are 18 bridges from different periods of time and architecture styles.  I appreciated the unique design of each of the bridges we walked under.

Close to our hotel, we were able to visit the park twice.  Our first introduction to Valencia started at the park (day photos) and our last evening in Valencia (night photos).

Even the dead foliage is pretty

Palau de la Musica de Valencia

The empty fountain was under maintenance so we didn’t get to experience the waterworks in operation.

Parc Gulliver is a children’s playground.  The large structure resembles Gulliver stretched out on his back.

I love the small added details on the bridgework

Palau de la Musica de Valencia

The fountain now has water but still not in operation

Pont de la Mar

Pont de les Flors

During the summer, there would be a carnival located in this large empty area

Pont de l’Exposicio

Where there is a park, there will be a soccer field

A large playground area

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