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The Natural Park of the Albufera is a unique landscape in all the Spanish territory. This beautiful place has been one of the inspirational art of the Valencian writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez on its novel "Cañas y Barro".

Besides, in Valencia you also can visit many other interesting points like the Lonja, the Central Market, the Cathedral, the IVAM museum and Art Museum. We can't forget about the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the Bioparc.

Active and nature tourism
Active and nature tourism

Albufera Natural Park
The Albufera Natural Park is one of the most valuable and representative coastal wetlands of the Valencian Community and the Mediterranean basin. Its proximity to the city of Valencia and easy access make it the perfect excuse to leave the city to spend a day in nature.

Nature, dreamy sunsets, boat rides and disconnection. Like an urban oasis surrounded by rice fields and forest: that is L'Albufera Natural Park.

Visit it if you want to understand the origin of Valencian gastronomy, as it is the place where paella was invented.

Go to the village of El Palmar and taste its typical dishes. Try the all-i-pebre or the marinated llisa and feel a new way of understanding food: enjoying and also understanding its origin. Take a walk along one of the six signposted itineraries of the natural park. Discover all the aquatic birds, the vegetation and live like a real fisherman of the area in the largest lake in Spain.

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Turia Natural Park
This is a protected natural area, a natural extension of the Turia Garden, which is home to a diversity of ecosystems and species that inhabit the length and breadth of the municipalities through which it extends: Quart de Poblet, Manises, Paterna, Riba-roja de Túria, L'Eliana, Vilamarxant, Benaguasil, Llíria and Pedralba.

The landscape is a typical Mediterranean forest.

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Beaches among natural parks
Only 10 minutes from Valencia are the best beaches located between natural parks. Located south of the port are those that go into the heart of the Natural Park of L'Albufera. They are 17 kilometers of fine golden sand, often between protected dunes and with all the attractions of its scenic beauty. To get there you can take the bus or private car, although we recommend cycling as in this area there is a magnificent bike path itinerary.

First we arrive at Pinedo, the only one that allows pets. And they are followed by: l'Arbre del Gos and El Saler. The latter and Pinedo have nudist areas. With the beach of La Garrofera we enter the Natural Park of L'Albufera.

Then we find the beach of La Devesa de El Saler, an authentically virgin sandy area of our route. It is 5 kilometers of nature in its purest form.

The end of the route takes us to Perellonet-Recatí, an urbanized beach surrounded by the characteristic landscape of rice fields.

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Municipalities of interest
Municipalities of interest

The municipality of Sueca is immersed in the Albufera Natural Park, 20 minutes by car from Hotel Bartos. The rice cultivation offers a changing landscape depending on the time of the year due to the warm climate that exists throughout the year. It has beautiful beaches of fine sand and a rich and extensive gastronomy.

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Xàtiva is one of the towns with more historical and cultural richness of the Valencian Community. It is less than 45 minutes from Hotel Bartos.

It was one of the most important cities of the Kingdom of Valencia. The castle is the first tourist attraction. In fact, the castle consists of two: the Castell Menor, which faces east, of Iberian construction and which was the original of this fortress; and the Castell Major, built later in the medieval period, which, being located at a higher altitude, offers incredible views: To the north, the city and the banks of the river Júcar; to the south, the Mariola, Grossa and Benicadell mountain ranges; to the west, the border with the community of Castilla La Mancha; and to the east, when you have good visibility, you can get to see the Mediterranean Sea.

In winter, you can enjoy its nativity scene.

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Less than 20 minutes from Hotel Bartos, Picassent is a Valencian municipality in the region of l'Horta Sud.

The Church of St. Christopher and the Chapel of the Virgin of Vallivana (from the 18th century) are the main monuments of Picassent, as well as the Espioca Tower.

The sites of the Cueva del Águila and the Cueva de Moneders, the Motlló de l'Almut, the Ninyerola Fountain and the l'Omet fountain, are the most outstanding natural sites of the municipality.

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Less than half an hour's drive from Hotel Bartos, we find the important Valencian city of Alzira, capital of the Ribera Alta.

It has an outstanding historical heritage and a lively leisure offer that makes it a very interesting destination.

Its municipal area is divided into two sectors: to the southeast extend the mountains of Corbera, the Murta and Les Agulles, among which are developed, the valleys of the Murta, the Casella and Aguas Vivas, while the sector of La Garrofera is hilly by the eastern slopes of the Sierra de Tous.

You cannot miss the Casa de la Vila (16th century), the medieval walls, the Church of Santa Catalina, the Municipal Museum, the Hermitage of the Virgen del Lluch, as well as numerous natural sites such as La Casella, La Murta and "El Cavall de Bernat", and the Monastery of La Murta.

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Route through the historical heritage of Almussafes
Route through the historical heritage of Almussafes

Razef Tower
Tower of Arab origin from the ninth century that allowed to watch a good part of the region from the top. Located in the Plaza Mayor of Almussafes.

Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle
Religious temple of the late eighteenth century, located in the Plaza Mayor of Almussafes, neoclassical style and a single nave.

Galí Mill
Old flour and rice mill from the middle of the 19th century, located next to the road from Alzira to Valencia. It is currently restored and is part of a modern industrial rice complex.

Blat Mill
Flour mill built in 1856. It was one of the most important in the region, and is currently restored as part of a farmhouse.

Carmen Mill
Known as "Espanyeros", it is located next to the old road from Almussafes to Alcácer.

Ayora House
Elegant and stately mansion located on the main street of Almussafes, which stands out for its majestic decoration and interior gardens.

Old building belonging to the rice company of the town of Almussafes that currently houses the cultural center of the municipality.

Cultural route in Valencia
Cultural route in Valencia

In Valencia you can visit some of its most emblematic monuments such as the Lonja, the Central Market, the Cathedral, the IVAM museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Nor can we forget the City of Arts and Sciences and the Bioparc.

The Silk Exchange or Merchants' Exchange
A sample of the Valencian civil Gothic loaded with symbolism. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 for elements such as the gargoyles of the Patio de los Naranjos or the palm trees that touch the sky of "paradise" in the Salón Columnario or Contracting Hall.

You can visit the Lonja de la Seda every day of the year from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.

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