03 Nov '17, 11am

Wildlife in Valencia

Wildlife in Valencia

is Spain’s third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. Famed for its historic Old Town and its expansive beaches, Valencia also lays claim to arguably one of Spain’s biggest and most innovative urban renewal projects, the Turia park. The Turia River used to flow through the city but devastating floods in 1957 prompted the city government to divert the flow of the river around the city. After a lengthy and hotly-contested debate about what to do with the old riverbed, the government turned it into a leafy park which stretches almost 9 kilometers. These days, the park is home to a variety of Valencia’s best attractions including the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences , extensive flower gardens, fruit orchards and space for all sorts of sporting and cultural activities. It has become a very popular spot for both locals and visitors who come here to relax, enjoy a picnic ...

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