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Springtime in Valencia: The Royal Gardens

Next to the Turia Gardens are the Royal Gardens, also known as the Nursery Gardens. These are some of the oldest gardens in Valencia, dating hundreds of years back. Unfortunately the Royal Palace that once stood here was destroyed during the Spanish War of Independence. Today, the Royal Gardens are the ideal place to relax in the sun and have fun. 



The Royal Gardens are situated next to the Fine Arts Museum and host a small artificial lake with ducks, swans (including black swans) and peacocks.


There are also many statues in the gardens...




And cats... though they are not as friendly as the ones from the Botanical Gardens...



In the middle of it all there is a rose garden with all kind of roses with beautiful names...





And many trees are in bloom this time of the year...


Including cherry blossom trees, my favorites ever since I visited Dublin a few years ago.




How could the orange trees miss? Valencia is their land after all... And I just love how fully ripped oranges and blossoms are to be found on the same tree at the same time...


Though the orange trees you can spot all over the city are not edible; they are merely for decorative purposes.



Don't you find it charming how Spanish put nature and beautiful tiles together to create a special atmosphere...


Boo!



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    1. Yeah, they were kind of lazy, resting in the sun ;)

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  2. Thanks for these wonderful photos. I especially enjoyed the images of the orange trees, which remind me of my first train trip to Spain which was decades ago. I was on my way to Andalucia and just passed by Valencia on the way, but I still remember the strong smell of the ripe oranges that entered the train to the open windows. This is the memory I have of Valencia, even if I have never got off and wandered through it.

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  3. That's a part of Spain I really don't know, Valencia is the homeland of paella, isn't it? By your pictures, it looks lovely!

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    1. Yes, paella was for the very first time cooked in a lagoon near Valencia.

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  4. How lovely! I especially love the oranges - wish it would warm up here like this...

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    1. I hope it does, 'cause we are planning on vising Norway in a couple of months. We could bring a bit of sun from Spain with us ;)

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  5. Wow, I love the flowers! And of course the kitty.

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    1. There were lots of kitties in the Royal Gardens, but they were most of the time running from the dogs without leashes... in spite of the regulations... :(

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  6. I want to visit Valencia for so many reasons -- this just gives me one more! Thanks!

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    1. Yay! Valencia is great and no wonder you've already found many reasons to visit it. Let us know when you are around :)

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  7. Awesome photos. The Turia Gardens are beautiful this time of year :)

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