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Valencia-a charming city, light hearted and carefree. It can be exuberant and boisterous and yet tranquil, easy going and untroubled. Valencia has it all.
Valencia the city and the Valencian Community also known as The Land of Valencia and The Region of Valencia in Spanish also known as Comunidad Valenciana.
Valencia, Spain is the capital of the region of Valencia on the eastern seaboard of Spain and has around 800,000 inhabitants with around 1,500,000 in the extended urban area whilst the greater region has around 2,000,000 people. Valencia city is the third largest in Spain.
Capital of the Valencia province, on the river Turia and the eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain in the richest agricultural area of Spain. Valencia is a charming city with a lot to offer the visitor at all times of the year.
The space, beauty and wonderful climate is having the effect of attracting more and more international events from The Americas Cup to the F1 GP.
Valencia has trade and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, business, entertainment, bars, restaurants, museums and nightlife. It is a centre of international and avant-garde design, and is one of the most active cities in Europe regarding fairs and conferences.
The St Joseph's Day fiesta the 'fallas' is an amazing spectacle and these people create wonderful cardboard figures which are burnt in the streets, if Valencia people use such masterpieces as a bonfire, it is because they can produce them with ease just for pleasure. Incredible people, incredible place. More to see than you can imagine.
Read more about ' La Fallas' in Valencia one of Spain's most remarkable events
With an ancient culture as heritage, the Valencian is imaginative, susceptible to natural beauty, and with an aesthetic eye. There are few cities in the world like Valencia, able to creatively combine the remnants of its ancient history, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most modern, innovative and avant-garde buildings of the new age.
Valencia has always been Spain’s Mediterranean port and as such exudes that special charm of cities that are also seaports. And the fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.
Part of the old town still stands despite the inroads of modern buildings. The roads of Guillen de Castro, Jativa, and Colon form the approximate boundaries.
The Plaza del Caudillo is the busiest area of the old town and one of the best places to visit in Spain and a useful place to start a tour to see the monuments and art treasures which were hit hard in Valencia through various wars.
Valencia, a Roman city was occupied by The Goths. It gained importance under the Arabs, and in the 11 century it was created as a small Christian state and fief of the Moslems by the Cid, but this disappeared after his death..
Don Jaime el Conquistador threw out the Arabs for ever. In 1808, the Valencia populace led by the monk Rico rose against the French occupation troops and Suchet laid seige to the town in 1812, only to leave 18 months later.
The Valencia Cathedral built in the Gothic style, is Valencia's largest church, and its Miguelete Tower is one of the emblems of the city and also one of it's best tourist attractions:..
Santa Catalina Church is one of the oldest in Valencia being of the Baroque style from the 13th century and an interesting place to visit in Valencia, Spain... more
Valencia Tourist Office:
Plaza de la Reina, 19- 46002 Valencia
Tel. +34 963153931
Excelentísimo Ayuntamiento de Valencia
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1-46002
Lonja de la Seda
An interesting place to visit in Valencia is the Lonja de la Seda ( or Silk Market) built between 1483 and 1498 in florid Gothic style by Pedro Compte. La Lonja, Valencia, Spain; was delared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 for being one of the most stunning... more
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Read about the crazy 'La Tomatina' fiesta in Valencia
The City of Arts and Sciences
(Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències)
Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)
The City of Arts and Sciences
is a futuristically designed group of buildings in the city of Valencia, Spain...
Valencia is a 24 / 7 city where you can enjoy the day and then merge into the busy nightlife to the full. There are a bars, pubs and discos as well as numerous clubs along the seafront, making the La Malvarrosa beach and the promenade into a lively as you can make experience.
Valencia’s people are always ready to get out and have fun, feel the music and dance. The most popular area is the neighbourhood known as the Barrio del Carmen, right in the old part of town, although the clubs and bars around the Avenida de Aragón, and Cánovas, Honduras and Xúquer squares are also very well known. And the younger student vibe is to be found centred around the Avenida Blasco Ibáñez. If you’re visiting the city in July and August, check out the beach areas and the Paseo Neptuno promenade, as this where is the partying goes on for longest in the summer.
In the province of Valencia you’ll find some of the most famous discos in Spain, especially on the beachfront on the route from Valencia to Cullera.
Have you thought having a quick ski on the piste in the morning and then lying on the beach in the afternoon, all possible in Valencia. Ski resorts much loved by the Spanish (who like to keep them a secret) are just an hours drive from the centre of Valencia.
Valdelinares is located in the Sierra de Gudar in the Spanish region of Aragon just across the northwest boarder of Valencia . This mountainous region is a beautiful area of Spain and yet so close to city.
See a panoramic view around Valencia from the tallest moveable ferris wheel in Europe, 70 metres at its height..
Mirador Valencia, situated Avenida Aragón (Aragón Avenue), is the ideal place to view events and locations, such as Las Fallas, the castles and the Nit de Foc.
The Ferris Wheel has 42 cabins with air conditioning, accessible to wheelchairs, with a capacity for up to eight passengers each, allowing it to simultaneously host 336 passengers. The structure turns constantly and at slow speed to offer an unmatched view of the city.
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