Valencia is one of the largest cities in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, home to the humble origins of saffron-scented paella. Valencia is friendly and vibrant with lots to offer its visitors including the City of Arts and Sciences – an ultramodern compound of museums, cinemas and theatres.
Take a relaxed stroll through the old town of Barrio del Carmen and see the transition from a forgotten era to an up-and-coming neighbourhood. The streets are lit up with bustling cafés, trendy shops and vibrant locals, a sure guarantee for a night of fun!
Aside from the electric entertainment and fiery fiestas, Valencia is laden with history. With its Goya paintings and Gothic designs, the Valencia Cathedral is a must-see. Take a trip up the Miguelete tower for a superb view of the city. The La Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO landmark, is well-worth a visit, with its original interior vaulting still intact. Do yourself a favour and set at least a day aside to explore all the fascinating, historic streets and attractions – there are far too many to mention!
Don’t forget Valencia’s stunning beaches, the most popular being Playa de Malvarrosa and Playa e Levante o de la Arenas, where you can enjoy the water sports and soak up the Spanish sun.
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