Turia Gardens are located in the heart of the city of Valencia
The gardens covers an area of approximately 110 hectares. Indeed, this park and the gardens cut accross the city and it extends for about 9 kilometers.
The Origin of the Turia Gardens
To begin with, the gardens are on the former riverbed of the famous Turia River.
Historically, Turia River was prone to floods but in n 1957, they were the most devastating. This is because they caused a lot of damage to the city of Valencia. Furthermore, there were also the loss of many lives.
As a result, the city of Valencia decided to divert the course of the river to the outskirts of the city.
Without a doubt, this turned into a success story and the fertile soil of this riverbed, gave life to a beautiful garden.
The Development of The Turia Gardens
The administration of the city of Valencia went further and developed the riverbed of the Turia River into a world class entertainment and cultural centre.
Currently, various monuments, museums and cultural centres can be found here.
With time, the areas around the Turia Gardens also developed.
Moreover, the riverbed became the area for new projects in the city. One of this projects is the City of Arts and Science which has its own section.
In the park, there are also many other attractions that you can’t miss out while in the city of Valencia.
Last but not the least, the space between the Puente de las Flores ( Th Flower Bridge) and the Assut de l’Or brige, there is always a festival that is found here.
The Role of the Gardens in Valencia
These Gardens are like the cental axis of the Spanish city of Valencia.
The gardens serve as a meeting place for the locals ad the visitors too. It is also frequently used by the joggers and cyclists
The gardens are the home to many other parks, sports grounds, fountains, a botanical garden, play areas for children, a fun fair and various cultural institutions, both along the banks and in the park itself.
This is a jewel of the city of Valencia and you can’t miss it out while in this city. It’s the most most inviting attraction of this city.
The former riverbed also links other points of the city of Valencia. These includes:
- Serranos Towers: a gate in the old city walls that surrounded Valencia
- The València Institute of Modern Art (IVAM)
- The Museum of Fine Arts
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Thank you for stopping by and stay positive!
| Wambui’s Diaries | Traveler | Globetrotter | Travel bug | Travelogue | Travel Diaries | Travel Tales |