Every city has its hidden gems, and so does Valencia. In the middle of the city, with its entrance tucked away at Calle Monforte, lies a stunning urban park. The Jardin de Monforte is one of Valencia’s best kept secrets. It’s a tranquil sanctuary where you can escape the city’s noises and take an hour to slow down. The gardens are filled with neo classical statues, a lengthy bougainvillea tunnel, pergolas, fountains, orange trees, and cypresses.
Jardin de Monforte originates from 1860 and used to be a retreat of the Royal family. The neo classical palace and the garden were mainly used to throw Royal parties, or to host weddings. Nowadays it is open to the public, and a favourite spot for wedding photo shoots. The 12.000 m2 park consists of 3 types of gardens: the Parterre Viejo is a symmetric French style garden with geometric hedges , statues and fountains, and the bougainvillea love tunnel. The Parterrre Nuevo, is filled with high hedges and fountains. And El Bosquete is the part with mostly natural wild vegetation, and with orange trees. Best time to visit is May when everything is in full bloom and colorful.
Jardin de Monforte – Calle Monforte