July 26th, 2011
10:10 PM GMT
Valencia was built on the banks of the river Turia, which was prone to flooding. After a disastrous flood in 1957, the river was redirected away from the city.
The dry riverbed now runs through the city like a green artery, and is used as a garden and host to spectacular buildings.
Now, a project is afoot to further beatify the strip.
A masterplan is being developed which will renovate the blocks which have been left derelict, creating a ‘Delta of Green’ that will unite the city to the sea.