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“There's no other city park like this in the world!”

Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia
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Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour
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Valencia City Sights Bike Tour
Ranked #2 of 276 things to do in Valencia
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Many old cities are built around a wide meandering river and Valencia was no exception. Until terrible floods in 1957 that is. The city decided to divert its main river to the south and hence was left with a huge swathe of land directly around the old town and through the city centre. What Valencia decided to do with the land is a miracle in the modern age, choosing to build a park rather than a motorway, car parks or more buildings. The result is simply stunning and as a tourist visiting the city, you can see how the Valencians love their city park, whether running, walking the dog, working out, cycling, playing games, reading, admiring the orange trees or rose bushes or listening to music. We stayed next to the park near the opera house and for our week in Valencia the park became the connector to different parts of the city, whether it was the old city gates, the new city of the arts and sciences or the gardens. A lovely walk back to the hotel one evening we found a crowd building and the Valencia Orchestra setting up for a concert in the park. Anyone could join and just take a seat. We sat on the wall next to a lovely local couple who were very talkative (despite my lack of spanish!) and they shared their programme with us. By the way, there is a nice cafe under shady trees beneath the Palau De La Musica

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Turia park is fantasic and stretches almost from the beach and port areas right upto and beyond the centre of Valencia. I think I read that it is ten miles long and its just full of people just enjoying their lives. We walked past people practicing musical instruments under the shade of the trees, a yoga class doing their thing, groups playing football, baseball, rugby - all in enclosed pitches. We even saw a girl taking her giant pet pig for a walk! very dodgy thing to do with all the jamon eating spaniards around. We hired bicycles and love the park because its almost totally flat.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

It is a great spot to chill out in the evenings, the building are stunning and the museums very interesting.
It is nice option to rent a bike and ride around the park as it is big and the heat could affect you. With the bike it will make it easier

1  Thank Cristina B
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This long park was once a river. When the river was diverted, the park was made. Thank you, Valencia, for doing this!! We loved this park!! Residents use is all the time for jogging, cycling, football, baseball, walking, picnics, tennis etc. During our visit, we bought sandwiches and had picnics in this park. We also walked the length of the park to visit the City of Arts and Sciences.

2  Thank TravellinTeacher94
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

The old river Turia was almost turned into a race circuit. Thank heavens they didn't! It's 9 km long and about 150 meters wide and it is amazingly quiet, safe and well maintained.

Runners love to run their route, families love picknicking and football, baseball, rugby and more sports are to be found in the green heart of Valencia. The idea is to rent a bicycle and cruise through the park over one of the many bike trails they have.

You will see much more in one go if you rent a private tour through my service (funtourvalencia) which won't cost you much, it's flexible and you will lunch or have dinner in one of the many local restaurants that are worth the price and quality. Those that my friends and I visit like a local instead of the major restaurants that pay a lot for advertising and aren't necessarily the best.

If you don't choose for a guided tour, renting a bicycle with Passionbike is awesome. You'll feel safe in Valencia even though traffic can get chaotic at some places and the river Turia that is now a long garden, is more fun to cycle through than to walk through when it get's hot in summer.

I live here for five years now and the Turia makes Valencia one of the most easy going cities I've ever travelled to.

Thank Escobana
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