Turia River Natural Park

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The section of the river bed and shores of the Turia River, located between the towns of Pedralba and Paterna, is one of the last forestal lungs that survive in the metropolitan area of Valencia. The meeting between the orographic relieves of the Iberian Mountain Range and the alluvial plain of the Turia River takes place in this space, forming a flat landscape, with the reference of the river bed and the shore of the river, surrounded by smooth undulations crossed by ravines that converge at the river bed.

The park shows a dynamic and varied landscape with a remarkable diversity of habitats and fauna and flora species. The river and its shore, of big ecological interest, Mediterranean forests of pines and bushes, and the Valencian orchard, of medieval origin, are the representative environments of this natural area.

The area houses important elements of the historical and geological patrimony, and also some related to the hydraulic advantage as Bronze Age sites (Lloma de Betxi settlement) or of Visigoth time (fortified castle of Valencia La Vella), Jurassic and Miocene formations, or assuts, aqueducts and reservoirs.

The geographic area of the Turia River Natural Park includes the towns of Quart de Poblet, Manises, Paterna, Riba-Roja de Turia, l'Eliana, Vilamarxant, Benaguasil, Llíria and Pedralba.

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