Jetties in the Pujol gola of the albufera of Valencia, Spain.

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Mirador El Pujol

Top choice in Valencia Province

Though no secret, this viewpoint – a boat dock with jetties extending into the principal lagoon of the Albufera – is still a magical place. It's a handy birdwatching spot, but comes into its own at sunset, when it's gloriously romantic, with herons slowly flapping against the reddening sky. You can take boat trips from here. Bus 25 to El Palmar stops right here.

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