Jardín del Turia in Valencia is the largest urban park in Spain. Before 1986, it was a river that caused a lot of flooding in the city. The river has been diverted and the drained part was supposed to become a highway, but the inhabitants of the city revolted against it. Nowadays, the park forms the “lungs” of Valencia and contains kilometres of green space for cycling, walking, sports, etc.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary, there are several activities in five categories: Environment, Leisure and Culture, Integration, Sport and Welfare, and Future. An overview of some of the activities:

  • Various open-air exhibitions with photos and texts.
  • A special comic book “Túria cómic” will be distributed to visitors.
  • Open-air concerts.
  • Reopening of Gulliver Park, which is currently being renovated.

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Valencia City Council has produced a special map of Turia Park. On this map, the bridges (the blue frame) and landmarks (the yellow frame) are mapped:

Curious what else you can do in Turia Park? This article contains 10 things to do in Turia Park.