'The Botanical Gardens' of the University of Valencia, was founded in 1567. The Gardens were used for classes in Botany and also the Medicinal plants were was for studies in Medicine. During the 20th century the gardens fell into adandon, until a major restoration of the gardens which began in 1987. I can't many names of the plants we saw, only Palms and Cacti, but here are some photos:
There were many people sitting on the benches in the garden,s enjoying the peace or reading a book. There was even an art class, drawing the plants in the garden. I couldn't think of a perfect place to chill out and get away from the noise of city.
Surprisingly, a group of cats were wandering the gardens too. They have been adopted and are cared for by the employees of the gardens. They are very well cared for and very friendly:
Here are some more photos, we even saw a man climbing a tree to saw a branch off:
After a wonderful couple of hours it was time to leave. I would definitely go back to the Botanical Gardens and next time I visit Valencia, I'm going to be more prepared and find out where the shops are, before we leave!