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“Beautiful park right in the middle of town”

Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lovely way to walk from one part of town to another. lots of people around running, cycling, and generally doing healthy stuff, making you feel like joining them. A great place to be.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

On an indifferent mid-winter day we had an appointment in Valencia, and then decided to walk for a while to experience this park, how glad we were!
In the end we did a good two kilometers because there was so much to see.
The park is so interesting and so beautiful it is hard to stop "just want to see the next bit".
Full credit to the Valencian government for their vision and also for the maintenance which must be expensive in these hard times, e.g. the running of massive fountains.
I would definitely recommend spending a whole day, or as long as you can spare, walking running or cycling along the park.
It is so civilised, with plentiful bars and toilets, seating areas etc

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The earlier reviewers have explained why this extraordinary amenity was created. For us, this is the special joy of visiting Valencia. Almost every morning we head out for an hour of good exercise along the many paths and trails that wind through this special park. Even though you are only about 100 metres from the heavy traffic on both banks, it is the sounds of children at play, the water features and the whisper of bike tyres on the gravel that dominates. Given the generally mild climate of Valencia, this is a year-round facility. Just dress to the temperature. The are equipped exercise zones throughout the park. Bike hire is readily available.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Valencia decided, after numerous floods, to ban its river Turia to the southern edge.
As a result the old floodbed dried up and it has been turned into an amazing parc running thru the city for some 11 km.
Apart from nice walks there are lots of activities expecially for kids. The wonderfull "Gulliver" must be seen to be believed.

3  Thank nielshartgers
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

This park was the original path of the river Turia and was created after the river was diverted to the other side of the city because of flooding concerns. A small flow of water is controlled and allowed to flow through the park, hence the many water features, the well watered lawns and many trees and flower beds. I know this park very well and used to cycle through its length to the Grau, have a swim and come back via the old town. Cycling is king in the park, simply because of its vast size, and,in fact, because of the fantastic attitude of the Valencian town hall, the cycle track has been extended 20 kms to Villamarchant following the Turia. An amazing cycle, green, beautiful and so close to a big city. Anyway, if you're going to cycle the park, start off by parking in Carrefour carpark, opposite the bio park zoo, and have a little cycle round the lake next to the bio park. It's beautiful. Then straight down passing the old police station, various sports grounds, passing the big Cortes Ingles on the left. When you get to the first ancient bridge you can cut off right into the old city. If not, keep your eyes open for the Torres on the right. After a large area of football pitches, you can cut left into the Jardines Real. There's a tunnel under the road that leads into one of the best parks in Spain. Next you will come to the Palais de Music and can experience the beautiful dancing fountains. Next you will, after passing extensive rose gardens, come to the Gullivers play area, where a giant, prone Gullivers provides loads of slides for the kids. After a few minutes the opera house and science museum come into view. I won't dwell on this area, but I must say its the most innovative architectural extravaganza in Europe. At the end of the park is the indoor arena followed by the amazing sea world park. I normally carry on to the beach via the gypsy quarter. So there you go, a potted trip through Spain's most beautiful city park. Of course I haven't mentioned the Fallas, Europes biggest street party, and the Nit De Foc where the worlds biggest firework display will blow your mind and is staged in the park next to the Puente del Flores,
Enjoy , Pedroofpobla

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