Valencia founded by the Romans in BC 138 is Spain's third city - a busy vibrant place, the city is circled by the dry river bed of the Rio Turia.
This river bed has been developed into gardens , sports areas and the City of Arts and Science - Ciutat de les arts i de les ciencies.
You can find here cinemas, dolphinarium, concert hall, gardens and museums.
Situated not too far from the city centre - walk or take the local bus. This covered garden has a wonderful display of cacti.