02 Nov '17, 2pm

Ten things to do in #Valencia

In 1957, Valencia was hit by a devastating flood that killed many and left the city underwater. As a result of the flood, the decision was made to divert the Turia River to the southern outskirts of the city. When the river was diverted, the dry river bed became a contentious issue for the city government. Plans to build a highway along the river bed clashed with the locals’ demands to create a park. The locals won and this is arguably the best thing to happen to the city in its modern history. The Turia park stretches almost 9 kilometers from the Bioparc to the City of Arts & Sciences at the southern end. Whereas a highway would have divided the city into distinct western and eastern halves, the park plays a pivotal role in uniting the city, bringing the locals together for all sorts of activities – there are cycling and jogging paths, water parks and facilities for a mul...

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