Founded by Romans, conquered by Muslims and, finally, ending up in the hands of Christians. Valencia is a city bursting with historical places, where fiestas and traditions are celebrated in style with bonfires and gunpowder. Come and discover everything this Mediterranean city has to offer!
The Valencian capital has everything you can ask of a city: history, culture, tradition, gastronomy, leisure and even beaches. Its excellent location on the Mediterranean Sea makes this city a superb urban destination where you can enjoy the seaside and warm climate all year round.
One of this city’s main attractions is its wide cultural offer – with museums such as the City of Arts and Sciences, the Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) or the Oceanographic. Also not to be missed are the most historical monuments in the Valencian capital, such as the Cathedral and its Chapel of the Holy Chalice, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken, the Silk Exchange or the Serranos Towers.
The sun and warm temperatures nearly all year round make Valencia a real beach city. The capital of Valencia has eight beaches, two in the city, and a long promenade where you can discover a wide range of gastronomic and leisure possibilities.
A hotspot of Mediterranean cuisine, where market produce and seafood are of major importance. You can’t leave without trying its rice dishes and, in particular, one of the most typical dishes of this region – authentic Valencian paella.
The Fallas of Valencia are among its most characteristic celebrations, not only in the city of Valencia, but also in the rest of the Valencian region. With events as iconic and popular as the Crida, the Ninot Exhibition, the Flower Offering to Our Lady of the Forsaken, the Mascleta fireworks display, this celebration was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
In addition to top national and international brands, in Valencia you can also find innovative proposals by local designers, small artisan workshops, and alternative and vintage shops. If you’re a shopping fan, make sure you visit the Plaza Redonda, Calle Poeta Querol, Calle Colón and the Ruzafa neighbourhood.
Just 10 kilometres south of the city of Valencia is the Albufera Natural Park – a nature reserve covering 21,120 hectares with the largest freshwater lake in Spain. An urban oasis surrounded by rice paddies and woodland, home to more than 300 bird species, which can be explored by bicycle or boat.