Turia Natural Park

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Turia Natural Park

Vilamarxant

Description

Turia Natural Park is a valuable Mediterranean lithophytic forest located on the plains of the Turia River. It has a total area of 4,692 ha, which extends for 35 km through the regions of L'Horta, El Camp de Túria and Los Serranos. It is the only park in the Region of Valencia characterised by its linear taxonomy, occupying part of the municipalities of Quart de Poblet, Manises, Paterna, L'Eliana, Riba-roja de Túria, Vilamarxant, Benaguasil, Llíria and Pedralba.

Thanks to the direct influence of more than 1.5 million people, it has a rich biodiversity in terms of fauna and flora, such as the wooded areas of Aleppo pine in La Vallesa or Les Rodanes and other more anthropised areas in the Valencian orchard. This reserve constitutes one of the forest lungs that survives in such an industrialised and populated area, as is the city of Valencia.

It is an ideal place for visitors interested in birdwatching. More than 100 different catalogued species can be spotted in this valuable forest near the city of Valencia. 

More park information here

Main species

Residents: Western swamphen, mallard duck, Bonelli's eagle, short-toed snake eagle, common buzzard, Eurasian eagle-owll, partridge, European goldfinch, great spotted woodpecker, little owl and European serin. 

Summer: Eurasian reed warbler, moustached warbler and purple heron.

Winter: Common kingfisher, great cormorant and common wood pigeon. 

Recommended seasons

Spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Facilities 

- Interpretive routes and trails

- Interpretation centre 

- Parking

- Viewpoint

- Bird observatory

- Nearby accommodations 

- Recreational area 

Birdwatching points of interest

- Peña “El Atrón”

- Riberas del Turia route 

This itinerary between Vilamarxant and Quart de Poblet is 24 km. long. It runs along the banks of the Turia River and includes a network of viewpoints and bird observatories. 


Monday to Sunday and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Telephone: Centro de visitantes del PN - 962 71 87 15 / 660 12 72 50
Tourist info Manises - 961 52 56 09
Tourist Info Camp de Túria - 962 79 36 19
Tourist Info Riba-roja Túria - 962 77 21 84
Tourist Info Paterna - 963 05 31 24

resource email: parque_turia@gva.es

resource address:

CTRA. TAVERNES VALLDIGNA-LLIRIA S/N, CV-50, PK. 87,200.  46191 - Vilamarxant

Parque Natural del Turia

Open location