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Key Info

Playa Marvillosa

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9

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  • 5.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

If you're looking for a bit of R & R, you can't miss the Valencian beaches. Bring your towel and beach book, and lay out on the khaki-colored sand. You also might want to bring some euros in case you get hungry for a dish of paella or a glass of Spanish wine at one of the many restaurants and cafes that line the shore. 

Two of Valencia's most popular shorelines, Las Arenas Beach and Malvarrosa, are situated just minutes from the city center and can be reached via bus routes Nos. 92, 19,32 and 95 and metro lines 4, 6 and 8. According to recent visitors, there are plenty of facilities within reach of these beaches, including restrooms and hotels. For a quieter stretch of sand, reviewers suggested heading to Patacona Beach.

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#1 Turia Gardens (Jardi del Turia)

The Jardí del Túria (or the Garden of the Turia) might seem odd to newcomers, seeing as how it boasts more than a dozen bridges built to span a river that's no longer there. One of the country's largest urban parks, Jardí del Túria was built after a fatal 1957 flood of the Turia river, which was then diverted over the course of the mid-to-late 1960s. Today, the gardens shelter orange and palm trees and rose bushes among the wide variety of flora. The park's facilities also include cafes, football (i.e., soccer) fields, children's play areas, rugby pitches, fountains, baseball diamonds, running tracks, skate parks and miniature golf courses. Predictably, the park is especially popular with runners and cyclists. It is also ideal for families with children.

The green space is highly appreciated by recent visitors for the range of activities on offer as well as the peaceful atmosphere.

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