If you’ve already visited the various museums and monuments of Valencia, spend some time in nature and visit the best parks in Valencia! The parks and gardens in Valencia are some of the top places to picnic, relax with a good book, and take in some vitamin D. Free of cost and easy to plan, visiting these parks are a great and cheap way to spend some time visiting Valencia.
Turia River Gardens
The Turia River Garden, or “El Rio” is Valencia’s largest set of gardens and is home to biking routes, jogging trails, bridges, and everything else you can imagine inside of a park. This urban garden was once a river that bordered the center until it flooded in 1950’s. Since then it has been reformed into what we see today and is a great place for leisure.
At the end of the old Turia River Garden is Cabecera Park, a man made park designated to replicate the land that was once there before. Situated within the park is also Valencia’s zoo, the Bioparc, where you can see animals from all over the world. Discover more about Cabecera Park!
Monforte Gardens is a great example of art mixed with nature. The beauty of the gardens lie within the sculptures that decorate it, giving it a neoclassical and mystical ambiance. Once the property of a marquis, this garden is perfect to wander through and distract yourself from reality. Learn more about the Monforte Gardens!
If you’re figuring out things to do in Valencia, look no further and visit the Royal Gardens of the city. Here you’ll find remnants of the old Valencian Kingdom along with lively events, flowers, and animals. The Royal Gardens, also known as “Viveros Garden“, is considered to be one of the most romantic places of the city.
The University of Valencia houses this Botanical Garden that is open to the public as well as used for educational purposes. This garden has been relocated throughout the years but its beautiful Mediterranean plants have remained the same. Stop by the Botanical Garden to attend any of its educational or cultural activities.