5 PLACES TO VISIT IN VALENCIA

City of Arts and Sciences – https://www.cac.es/en/home.html

The City of Arts and Sciences is an ensemble of six areas in the dry river bed of the now diverted River Turia in Valencia, Spain. Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and started in July 1996, it is an impressive example of modern architecture. The “city” is made up of the following, usually known by their Valencian names: El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía — Opera house and performing arts centre; L’Hemisfèric — Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium; L’Umbracle — Walkway / Garden; El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe — Science museum; Oceanografic — Open-air aquarium or oceanographic park; Ágora — A versatile space that will allow the holding of varied events. Surrounded by attractive streams and pools of water, it and the surrounding areas of the “city” are typically used as a relaxing place to walk day or night, with an open air bar outside El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe during the evening.

Valencia Bioparc – https://www.bioparcvalencia.es/

Bioparc is the new space for animals that the city of Valencia has situated in the park called Parque de Cabecera, to the north of the garden of the old course of the River Turia. Bioparc Valencia is a new generation zoo conceived with the zoo-immersion philosophy. When entering the more than 100,000 m2 park, the visitor feels totally submerged in the wild habitats that have been recreated here: the Savannah, Madagascar and Equatorial Africa. Visitors can enjoy, practically without barriers, spectacular landscapes in which different species co-exist as they would in nature.

Mercado de Colon – http://mercadocolon.es/ 

A Marketplace designed in Modernista style and open air for the best warm weather enjoyment. Cafes, shops and bars are steps away. Sip some vermut, eat tapas and watch the passerby’s.

El Carmen Neighborhood

Medieval buildings and parts of the old wall take you back in time as you enjoy the mix of cafes, bars and restaurants. Nightlife is close by in Calle Caballeros. Located close to the Turia Gardens.

Turia Gardens

After the flood in the 1950s, the river was forked before it entered the city. Now the old riverbed has been transformed into an amazing park that spans 9 km. Running, walking, concerts, sports and many other activities take place throughout the year.

 

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