Valencia is a city that can boast of its numerous parks and gardens. These extensive greenbelts in addition to embellish the cityscape, they have become a point of meeting and spreading to all people. The large variety of plants and vegetables joined to a long floral tradition explains why Valencia is known as "The city of flowers and light".
Main parks in Valencia
Aquópolis is an aquatic park located in Valencia, its antique name was Acuasol, in spite of this name change the entertainments it offers are the same. Among these attractions we can mention their water chutes, the Kamikaces "Himalaya", the Black Hole, the "Perezosos", the Niagara river in which can go over the swimming pools aboard a floater, the waves swimming pool, etc.
It was inaugurated in the 2004 year, it is located in the end of Turia river. The principal attraction is an enormous artificial lake lake located in the central part, because all the other attractions are around it. It also has an open auditorium, paths and lanes to run or to go in bicycle, a jetty, a bar, an infantile game zone, artificial mountains and the "Molí del Sol". It is the ideal place to pass the Sunday with your family, practice sports, give a walk or take your children to play.
The western Park
The park is located in the Cid Avenue, it was made in the plot of land of the quarters of the Air Force, for this reason it was built the cabecera monument. Inaugurated in 1995, and it has an auditorium for concerts, ice rinks and another spreading facilities.
It was inaugurated in September 2000, it is located in a new zone of Orriols's neighborhood, it intends to give to this neighborhood a spreading and recreation zone and at the same time to oxygenate a place of recent urban expansion, where live many young couples with little children. It possesses sports facilities to practice swimming, basketball, fields to play soccer, tennis courts and infantile games; it also has a garden with many trees and plants.
It is one of the biggest gardens in Europe, was founded in the year 1567 for studying medicinal plants. It is a lush place full of plants; there are hundreds of species and varieties of trees, really big trees, shrubs, palms, etc.
Turia River Gardens
The antique bed of Turia River is at the present time one of the principal recreational urban zones of Valencia. It is an extensive and original garden that has become the biggest green lung of the city.
Due to its extension, it is divided in several sections: the stretch I, the stretch II, stretches IV - V and the Gulliver's park. Into these sections can be found wide grasslands and big trees in which you can take a rest; In general, these zones are well equipped with numerous benches, wastepaper baskets, drinkable- water sources, zones for the pets and according to the stretch, bars, sports infrastructures and infantile games.
Jardines de Real (Viveros) - Park / Garden in Valencia
"Los Jardines del Real" are also known as "Los Jardines de Viveros". It is a beautiful and extensive garden that lodges a great variety of vegetable species; it is frequented by Valencian people as well as tourists.
It recreates different environments and it is accompanied by numerous sculptures, water fountains, ponds and diverse facilities such as an adventure playground or the zoo in which felines, bovines, equines, monkeys and another species are contemplated , it also lodge the Natural sciences museum.
"Los Jardines del Real" comprises diverse zones, such as "La Rosaleda", which is an ample circular space in which grow hundred of multicolored roses, the great cage of birds, the pond or the children's park, among others.