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Turia Garden

This beautiful garden with an approximate length of 10km is the lung of the city of Valencia. After the flood of 1957, the Turia channel was diverted south of Valencia, leaving an important strip of land that crosses the city from West to East. With the work of diverse urbanists and landscapers they designed the different sections of the riverbed, reproducing the old fluvial landscape and creating a unique route, inaugurated in 1986. Inside the park there are numerous attractions such as the Gulliver Park, the Parque de Cabecera and, in annexed lands outside the historic riverbed, the Palau de la Música, the Bioparc and the City of Arts and Sciences. It is worth mentioning the many bridges, some of which are more than 5 centuries old, often destroyed by floods and rebuilt later.

Marina de Valencia

The Marina of Valencia is located between Playa de las Arenas and the Port of Valencia. It has an area of about 1 million m2, including both terrestrial and aquatic, and 820 moorings. Over time, the area has become an emerging sociocultural focus of the city, in which entrepreneurship, sport, tourism and gastronomy coexist in the Marina Norte and Marina Sur. The Southern Navy, a space of more than 100,000 square meters aimed at industrial-type nautics, is also an ecosystem of innovation at the entrepreneurial and training level. Most of the nautical activity is concentrated in the Marina Norte; it is offered by the Escuela Municipal de Vela de València and other companies, schools, clubs and federations that develop such activities. There are more than 40 companies of services and nautical activities, six sports clubs and three sports federations with which to practice sailing, diving, canoeing, pilates or rowing, among many other proposals. This area has a number of attractions and facilities worth visiting such as the Veles e Ventsknown as an emblematic building and a symbol of contemporary architecture in Valencia. Nearby you will find restaurants, first class hotels and the Marina Beach Club. We recommend that you visit the marina of Valencia, which has attractions for all tastes that you will definitely enjoy alone or in company. Additionally, along the riverbed are points of essential visit to Valencia such as Las Torres de Serranos, Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gate of the old wall that embraced Valencia, which today provides a breathtaking view of the historic center, all located on the banks of the ancient Turia river.

Beaches of Valencia

The beaches of the city are some of the greatest gifts that Valencia has to offer. They boast fine sand, waves for surfers, rocky coves for adventurers, water sports and an average of 300 sunny days a year. Naturally its beautiful beaches are the jewel of the city, which you can access by public transport, bicycle or your own vehicle. Most of the beaches have the blue flag, an unlimited sea, clean and perfect for bathing. Each beach in Valencia is a stunning and unique attraction.

Albufera de Valencia

The Albufera of Valencia is a Spanish protected natural area and is located just 10km from the city. It is also known as Nacarum Stagnum, a name coined by the Romans, and in some Arabic poems, it is called ‘Mirror of the Sun’. It is characterized by its nature, surrounded by dreamy sunsets, boat rides and the best paellas in the city. Its ecological value is huge since it is home to a great variety of fauna and some species in danger of extinction, such as the fartet or the samarugo. Visiting the Albufera by bike is a favorite activity of many travelers; its path is full of beautiful landscapes that will leave you amazed. For those who are adventurous you can try the Vuelta al’Albufera by bicycle, a 78-kilometer circular route from Valencia, crossing the paddy fields of the marsh and the Mediterranean coastal forest, and exploring the ports and fishing villages around the lake. As the Albufera takes you into its flora, landscapes and history, its value and traditional uses of the area such as fishing, hunting and agriculture make you fall in love. The landscapes of marshes and rice fields are completely transformed according to the crop cycle: green in summer, blue in winter when the water floods the fields, and brown when the land is exposed. It is important to highlight the cuisine albuferenca that is nourished by the ingredients of the Albufera, especially the dishes with rice as their main ingredient. Do not hesitate to visit this amazing site and enjoy its wonderful landscapes.

Barrio del Carmen

Located in the older part of Valencia, the Carmen district is named after the church and convent of Carmen Calzado. This neighborhood grew between the Muslim wall (11th century) in the east and the new Christian wall (14th century) in the west. The neighborhood was divided into two sectors: the interior, dedicated to textiles, that was repopulated after the ‘reconquest’ with the help of royal donations and the installation of locksmiths, blacksmiths and boilermakers. The exterior was constituted by the evolution of several suburbs outside the walls. Nowadays it is a lively neighborhood, and in the mornings you can visit the famous Mossén Sorell Market, with a wide range of gourmet products. On the terraces you can enjoy the traditional tapas, paella and sangria. By nightfall, the Plaza del Tossal comes alive; at this time, there are a variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy. El Carmen is the perfect combination of the history of the Valencians and their present lives. With the charm that it has, it will conquer all those who go to visit it. We recommend that you cycle through the neighborhood, starting with one of its most cheerful streets, Roteros Street. Continue along Calle Na Jordana, which will take you to the Bridge of Arts, then turn on Calle Guillem de Castro to finish on Calle de Quart next to the beautiful Botanical Garden.

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