Culture: The city centre monuments of Valencia and the City of Arts and Sciences complete an excellent cultural visit.
Beach: Valencia is located next to the Mediterranean Sea and has some good beaches to offer: la Malvarrosa, las Arenas, and el Cabañal are very close to the city centre. If you are looking for something different, a few kilometres away you can find el Saler or the beaches of the Albufera Natural Park, perfect to relax.
Valencia is a combination of history and modernity in a lively city, with a beach and great nightlife.
Valencia has been a crossing point for Romans, Visigothics, Muslims and Christians, a past that is reflected in its city centre and in the big gates that crown the ancient wall. The third most populated city of Spain is a vibrant and lively capital, a must visit place to enjoy the atmosphere on the streets and cutting-edge cultural centres. The stroke of colour in Valencia is the sunny weather and the beach, all of this creating the perfect combination of fun, culture and relaxation.
WHAT TO DO?
The crown jewel here is the City of Arts and Sciences, an impressive cutting-edge complex that holds the biggest aquarium in Europe and other interesting museums. It is one of the most spectacular constructions of Europe and a must stop if you come to Valencia.
You should also walk through the streets of the city centre, from Serranos Towers to Quart Towers, visiting the cathedral and the nice Lonja de Valencia (market) on your way. If you are looking for some nature, the Albufera Natural Park is just one step away from the city.
Due to the good weather and because the city is flat, Valencia is perfect to be explored by bicycle, don't forget to go to the Alameda or the old Turia riverbed, turned into a huge green space. And if you want to relax, there is nothing better than spending the day on the beach and enjoying the typical Valencian dish, the universally recognised paella.
During March, Las Fallas are a visual spectacle and a unique festival, and it peaks with the ninots, huge sculptures on the streets, being consumed by fire on the last day of the festival.
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