Albufera Natural Park is one of the most representative and valuable places of Valencia. In 1986 it was declared Natural Park for its wide number of animals.
Albufera is composed by six islets, called “matas” (bushes), which have dense vegetation. It appeared 1.8 million years ago as a result of the closure of the gulf of the Valencia by a barrier. The final separation between the lagoon and the sea came during Roman times.
For more than six centuries until 1865, Albufera was property of the Kingdom; in that year it became property of the State and years after the lagoon became property of Valencia.
If you still don’t know what to see in Valencia and you want to enjoy the most beautiful corners of the city, you cannot miss the Albufera Natural Park.