Jardines de Monforte
Jardines de Monforte is one of our favorite parks
in Valencia. It is one of the most hidden parks in Valencia. This park is more or less 20 minutes walk from the city center.
About Jardines de Monforte
The park is in the middle of a neighborhood and surrounded by walls. Because of this, you would not notice from the outside that behind these walls is a beautiful park. It is hard to find the entrance as well. There is a little building on the Street Calle
Monforte and it seems like this building is not open to the public but it is the entrance of the park! From the outside, you don't realize that the park is that big but it has more than 12.000 m2! You will find in this park a lot of statues, fountains, flowers, and much more stuff!
Jardines de Monforte was built around 1865 as one of the
first orchards in Valencia. It was often used as a royal vacation location. The royals used the gardens as well to give big parties. The owner of the orchard was Don José Vich. More than half a
century later, In the year 1941, the park became a protected area. In the year 1970, the garden came in the hands of the government of Valencia and they opened the garden for the public in 1973.