Visit the Albufera park in Valencia

La Albufera is one of the main points of tourist attraction preferred by all those who visit Valencia. We are talking about a coastal lagoon that is separated from the sea by a tongue of land.

We are facing one of the wetlands on the coast that are most representative of the Valencian Community. In 1986 it was declared a Natural Park, its value for the environment being of great importance, since endangered species such as the samaruc or the fartet live there. You can discover the Albufera in a very pleasant walk.

Visit the Albufera Park

Valencia - The AlbuferaIn the Albufera there are six islets, called bushes where there is a high density vegetation called: Mata del Fang, Mateta de Baix, Mata de la Barra, Mata de l’Antina, Mata de San Roc and Mata del Rey.

In 1865 it became the property of the state, after more than 600 years of royal property, where the Albufera passed from hand to hand. Once the 20th century began, it became the property of Valencia.

Richness of flora and fauna

In the fauna of the Albufera, fish such as fartet, eel, samaruc, sea bass or mullet stand out. In addition to the fish, this park is also known for its great variety of birds, where it is worth knowing the red duck, the heron, common spoonbill, sandwich tern, seagull or the common stork.

If we talk about flora, it is worth mentioning the coastal dunes, the salt marshes, the Mediterranean forest and the reed areas.

We are facing a Natural Park of special beauty, with a large number of tourists who come to see its landscapes. Culture was also set in this space, in the case of Vicente Blasco Ibañez, who set the story of his novel “Cañas y Barro”.

What to see in La Albufera

The Meadow of Saler. It separates the lake from the sea, with a sandy strip of a width greater than a kilometer and a length of more than six. La Dehesa is populated with typical lowland vegetation and with a special role of Mediterranean pines.

The Marsh. In it are the lands that were formerly inside the lagoon and that are currently used for rice cultivation. 14,000 hectares of land.

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