Valencia’s 5 most beautiful gardens

valencia's most beautiful gardens

If there is one thing that characterises Valencia, it is its many gardens and green spaces. The city has almost five million square metres of green areas where you can enjoy nature and escape the noise of the city. This commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the continuous improvement of the quality of life for citizens and visitors, as well as in sustainable mobility initiatives. These efforts have led to Valencia being recognised as the European Green Capital 2024 and the best city in the world to live in

 Valencia is a green city and you can feel this as you walk through its gardens, parks and natural ecosystems. It is the perfect place to enjoy ecotourism, from learning about its ancient history through guided tours on foot or by bike, to discovering its green lungs and beaches. If you want to combine tourism and nature without leaving the city, Valencia is your destination. We bring you the guide to the most beautiful gardens in Valencia that you can't miss:

Turia Garden, Valencia’s green lung

We couldn't begin this guide without mentioning the impressive Turia Garden, one of the most charming corners of Valencia. Walk along the old bed of the River Turia, now transformed into a nine-kilometre green route that crosses the city from west to east. Along the way you can enjoy various leisure and sports areas. 

 On any day of the year, if you go down to the Turia Garden, you will find athletes running or doing all kinds of exercises, people walking, having a picnic or simply resting. A real privilege for those who live here and for those who visit the city and want to escape for a moment from the hustle and bustle of the city and breathe fresh air thanks to the trees and vegetation.

Real Gardens - Viveros

The Royal Garden, popularly known as the Viveros Garden in Valencia is a historic and extensive green space known for its careful gardening and numerous sculptural monuments. Its popular name comes from the fact that in 1903 it was used by the City Council as a tree nursery, until it became a municipal park in 1912. 

 This green space holds hidden secrets of the city's history such as the portals of old buildings or the missing Royal Palace. It is considered one of the most emblematic gardens in Valencia for its history, cultural value, size and botanical and faunal diversity. It also has a playground and a small road where children can playfully learn about traffic signs.

Valencia Botanical Garden

The oldest garden in Spain by foundation is located in Valencia, the Botanical Garden, which in its origins, from 1567 until 200 years later, was a garden of medicinal plants used for studies related to medicine. Throughout its history it has been located in different places in the city, until the University of Valencia finally moved it to the Huerto de Tramoyeres, on the outskirts of the city, near the Torres de Quart.

Today, the interior of this spectacular garden contains different species of trees and plants from all over the world, some of which are the oldest in Europe.

The Monforte Garden, a historic 19th century artistic space in Valencia

The 12,000m² Monforte Garden in Valencia is a neoclassical oasis of aesthetic and naturalistic beauty. Purchased by the Marquis of San Juan in 1849, it was designed by Sebastián Monleón Estellés. Its structure, intact since 1942, combines a geometrical and romantic garden, with statues, fountains and clipped hedges. It was declared a National Artistic Garden in 1941 and became a municipal garden in 1970, where there is also a French Academic-style villa. With 33 marble statues, ponds and ancient magnolia, laurel and ginkgo trees, it is one of the most beautiful and photographed gardens in Valencia.

Central Park, Valencia’s new green space

Located between the districts of Ruzafa and Malilla, this new park covers more than 100,000 square metres. It is the perfect place to take a walk with your children or pets among the lush vegetation. 

The project to bury the railway tracks has resulted in this large space in the heart of Valencia, with walks and waterways where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition to different areas for resting or walking, there are also areas for children, such as climbing walls, slides or water games; there is also a separate area for dogs, as well as an area with old protected railway buildings that provide a charm of the city's history. 

 If you are in the city centre and want to rest in the shade or have a picnic, this is the place to be. It is also perfect for an afternoon walk with family or friends before dinner at Ruzafa.

The best apartments near Viveros

At HQ Rooms we have apartments with the best qualities and services. But that is not all! If there is one thing that sets us apart, it is our central location and our large, modern spaces. We are located on the longest and most central street in the city, San Vicente Mártir, just a few metres from the train, metro and bus stations.

Walking along this street is a great cultural and tourist activity, as it is built on the old route of the Roman Via Augusta. This street is interesting because you can get a general impression of the city and the districts of Valencia. We can see the Olympia Theatre, the Cathedral, the Town Hall Square and the Church of San Agustín, always accompanied by a large grove of trees, shops and, of course, the most beautiful green spaces in the city. 

The street where our family apartments are located is also characterised by its proximity to the best gardens in Valencia. These include nurseries, the Botanical Garden and many other green areas. Come and visit us and enjoy sustainable tourism with a lot of charm.

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