Gardens of the Túria
Pont del Real, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Gardens of the TúriaFor centuries Valencia was prone to flooding when the River Túria regularly burst its banks. After the last great disaster in 1957, the city struck back, diverting the water and creating in its place a swath of parkland, Jardí del Túria (the Gardens of the Túria), along the former riverbed. After half a century the trees and lawns are now fully mature, and the gardens are a great place for an afternoon stroll—with the added attraction of walking underneath historic bridges like the Pont del Real and Pont de la Trinitat.