About Valencia

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, located on the Mediterranean coast. Valencia keeps many vestiges of the different civilizations that have passed through the Valencian region: Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. With a multicultural past, Valencia combines past, gothic and baroque heritage, culture and tradition with contemporary and singular architecture.

The historic centre offers evidence of this rich heritage. Some must-sees are the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda), a jewel of civil Gothic, the Central Market and Mercado de Colón, examples of modernist architecture, the Cathedral, that keeps a Holy Grail recognised by the Vatican, or the Torres de Serrano, the medieval gates of the city. Valencia is a biking-friendly capital that invites to walk or ride along the Turia river bed, the green lung of the city. Along its eight kilometres of gardens, the river bed crosses the city and offers views on the main attractions of the city. Along this pleasant walk, you will find Bioparc and the unique space of the City of Arts and Sciences, made up of five magnificent structures that have become the landmark in modern Valencia. The traditional districts, such as the Barrio del Carmen in the historic city centre, or the El Cabanyal or La Malvarrosa in the beach area that maintain the spirit of the old city.

Home of the authentic paella, one of the most well-known dishes, and the festivity of Fallas, declared as intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Valencia offers something for everyone. Characterized by its blue skies, the city boasts more than 300 sunny days and warm temperatures to enjoy architecture, gastronomy, beaches, sports, shopping and culture.

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