Valencia & Looking beyond the most famous places

DSCF3129[1]Spain is a country that always amazes me. Madrid and Barcelona are great places but the country as way more to offer. Andalucia, Murcia, Galicia and recently I have just discovered another part of this country: Valencia! It is the third largest city in the country and it holds many different faces.

It is valuable to look beyond the most famous places, to try and look for a larger picture of a country and to explore the outskirts of a city. Those are often precious and mind-blowing places. 

It feels like the city is situated on two floors with a huge, beautiful park on the ground floor and a dynamic urban life on the first floor. The park, jardines del Turia, was initially a river before the big flood of Valencia in 1957. It was inaugurated in 1986 and it offers a huge variety of activities.

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It has a futuristic impressive neighbourhood called the city of arts and sciences, a lively cosmopolitan charming historic city centre as well as extraordinary natural parks on the outskirts. The natural parks surrounding the city: Albufera or Sot de Chera are great breath-taking places of ecological interest and with a rich variety of wildlife.

 

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Moreover, it also has distinctive neighbourhoods such as Campanar which has retained an Arabic heritage, beautiful beaches, cultural centres such as United Minds and many festivals throughout the year which offer a unique atmosphere and a great way ¡to emerge in the culture of the city.

 

With care,

Djénéba

All pictures my own

 

 

 

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