Parque de Cabecera in Campanar, Valencia


Campanar, much like Benimaclet, is both one of the 19 districts of Valencia and a barrio within that district. This mostly residential area, in the northwestern part of Valencia, is not as popular as other neighbourhoods and districts and is mostly inhabited by families.

The area is known to be one of the quieter, more suburban parts of the city, surrounded by canals, farmland, and vast green spaces.

Proximity of urban area to the farmlands in Campanar, Valencia
Some areas of Valencia, like Campanar are actually quite close to the farmlands, as you can see in the picture.

Both Parque de Cabecera (a vast public park crossed by a river) and the Bioparc are located in the district. You might have heard of the latter, as it is a massive zoological park specialising in African fauna.

Another famous venue in the area is the Palacio de Congresos, designed by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster . The building is a hyper-modern convention centre with a grand exhibition hall and large auditoriums.

Palacio de Congresos in Campanar, Valencia
The hyper-modern Palacio de Congresos is famous convention centre.

Since the area is a bit far from the city centre, we recommend taking some form of public transport there rather than walking. Both buses and metro connect the area nicely with the rest of Valencia.

Other recommendable options to get to this district can be electric scooters or taxis. If you want to spend some time in the park, we particularly recommend cycling.

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