Parks in Valencia Spain

Parks in Valencia Spain

Visit the many lovely gardens and parks in Valencia

Parks in Valencia Spain - viverosgardens
Parks in Valencia Spain ~ Viveros Gardens

Just a short distance from the narrow winding streets of the historical quarter of Barrio del Carmen or ‘el Carme ‘ as it’s locally known is Torres de Serranos (Serrranos Towers).

The building marks the entrance to where the old city wall used to be and from here it’s a very short walk to the Jardins de Turia (Turia Gardens) which is one of the most important parks in Valencia.

Parks in Valencia Spain 

Royal Gardens / Viveros Gardens

Jardens del Reial ValenciaCalle San Pio V
Metro: Alameda

These beautiful gardens were once the gardens of the Royal Palace which no longer exists and they are one of the most popular places to go and chill out in.

Locally known as the Jardines de Viveros they are great for taking a stroll, having a picnic or just enjoying the flowers and greenery of the city of Valencia.

Jardines del Real ValenciaFor the kids there are playgrounds and a little train in the shape of a reindeer which your kids can take a ride in. An added benefit of coming to Jardines de Viveros is that the Museu de Cièncias Natural (Museum of Natural Sciences) is also here.

The gardens are situated close to the Turia Gardens and can be reached from Alameda metro station. They are not far from the  City of Arts and Sciences and the Museu de Belles Arts  –  museums in Valencia.

Parks in Valencia Spain 

Jardins de Turia ~ Turia Gardens

turia gardens valenciaOften referred to as the lung of Valencia and once the riverbed of the old Turia river.

The beautiful Turia Gardens wind their way through the length of this magical city from the Parque de Cabecera to the City of Arts and Sciences.

Passing fountains and flowers, you’ll find tennis courts and people jogging and cycling on specially made pathways.  This is one of the longest of the parks in Valencia Spain, so if you feel like taking it easy, take a ride on the park train or try a bicycle carriage made for two.

There are cafés and also a special little park for children. The Gulliver Park contains a huge flat figure of Gulliver which kids love to climb and crawl over.

city of arts and sciences valenciaThe final destination of this lovely walk is the jaw-dropping, futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences).

This is the icing on the cake and the reason why this is one of the most popular parks in Valencia Spain.

There are many bridges connecting the Old Quarter to the new city and the gardens and parks in Valencia Spain.

Explore the many parks in Valencia Spain and especially the Jardins del Reial (Royal Gardens) which is one of the most lovely parks in Valencia.

 Parks in Valencia Spain

Botanical Gardens (El Jardì Botànic de la Universitat de València)

The Botanical Gardens of Valencia are situated on the other side of Barrio del Carmen with Torres de Cuart marking the other entrance to the old walled city of Valencia (Torres de Serranos being the other).

Torres de Cuart Valencia Here I am walking next to the majestic Torres de Cuart which, as you can see,  are quite big.

purple flowerThere is a very modern entrance at the Botanicaal gardens where you will find a lovely old tree which is literally bursting through the roof.

The gardens date back to the 16th century but have only been on the current site since 1802.

  • The university researches the medicinal properties of plants as this is invaluable for the understanding of crops and the agriculture of this very fertile region of Spain.
  • There are over 4,500 different plant species and there’s also a tropical greenhouse (Umbracle) containing sub tropical plants.

The University of Valencia has a website on the Botanical Gardens where you’ll find an excellent short video clip (bottom of the nav bar on the left), in Valenciano, Spanish and English.

For more information check out the Botanical Gardens.

Parks in Valencia Spain 

Parque de Cabecera

Parque de Cabecera is where you will find the new Bioparc Zoo at the top of the Turia Gardens.

valencia bioparc zooThe park is huge and you will find not only the zoo but also a fun-fair and lake on which you can take boat rides.

The zoo is open 7 days a week and has free parking, two restaurants and a shop.

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