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A snaky mix of greenery and some of the city's most iconic architecture

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The Túria Garden

Spain's largest city park has a remarkable backstory

Back in the 1950s, Valencia suffered a traumatic natural disaster: the river that flowed through it, the Túria, overflowed its banks and flooded parts of the central city, taking the lives of more than a hundred people. And so it was decided to embark on its most ambitious civil engineering project ever: redirecting the river from its source, leaving a dry riverbed that was then turned into parkland. This is the Jardí Túria, today Spain's largest urban park - a long, snakey 110 hectares (270 acres) of greenery, sport facilities, and cultural attractions such as the Palace of Music, Bioparc zoo, and the City of Arts and Sciences.



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