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Tourist information

Valencia is the third biggest town in the country of Spain, just behind Barcelona and Madrid and is the administrative and governmental centre of the eastern Spanish independent community of Valencia. The harbour in Valencia is rated as the fifth busiest harbour dealing with containers in Europe and the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea.

There are several reasons to explore Valencia; its outstanding location on the Mediterranean sea; its spectacular design encompassing the Baroque, Moorish and Gothic affects; the bustling and eclectic night-life; its role as one of the foremost centres of culture in Spain; and let’s not overlook the pleasant and bright climate. Nevertheless, there is something else that Valencians are really proud of: their food. The abundant past of the town, invaded and populated by several various cultures featuring the Greeks, the Romans and the Moors has had a lasting effect on its cuisine with varied preferences and flavours indicative of the influences each of the settlers had, making the town a treat for the gastronomic adventurer. There are handful towns such as Valencia, able to harmoniously blend the residues of its farthest history, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most imaginative and progressive constructions from the brand new millennium. Valencia is trade and culture, business, magic, theater, art galleries and movie theaters. It is the centre of worldwide and progressive architecture, and among the most vibrant towns in Spain regarding festivals and seminars. Because of its specific location, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean harbour and has that exceptional charm of towns that are also seaports.

Shopping in Valencia

The area is famous for its ceramics industry and travellers will discover a vast range of qualities and sizes, with town of Manises as the undeniable traditional centre of production. Tavernes Blanques is the home of local porcelain production, home to the firm Lladró, which exports throughout the world. Fine samples can be spotted in the cities of Vallada, Montesa, Navarrés and L´Olleria. L´Olleria and Llosa de Ranes craft homemade glassware and woodcraft and a blooming furniture industry can be discovered at Alboraya, Xirivella and Torrent. The cities of Aldaida, Alacuas, Godella and Valencia show fine craftsmanship in fan making, coming from the most basic designs to the most sophisticated enthusiasts available in Spain, made with mother of pearl, all patiently crafted by hand. The visitor should as well try the tasty red and white wines with denominations from the region of Valencia.

Squares and gardens

The biggest plaza in Valencia is the Plaza del Ayuntamiento; it is home to the Town Hall on its western side and the central post office on its eastern side, a movie theater that shows classic movies, and several eating places and clubs. The plaza is triangular in shape, with a large cement lot at the southern end, normally bordered by flower vendors. It serves as ground zero in the course of the Les Falles when the fireworks of the Mascleta can be heard every single afternoon. The Plaça de la Mare de Déu contains the Basilica of the Virgin and the Turia fountain, and is a favourite place for residents and visitors. Around the corner is the Plaça de la Reina, with the Basilica, orange plants, and several clubs and taverns.

Climate

The region of Valencia has an enviably comfortable weather, which makes it perfect as an all year round spot, boasting almost 2700 hrs of sunlight; very warm summer months and mild winter months are interspersed with stormy fall and spring season months.

  • Spring — A great time to visit. Coffee bars and eating places open their terraces and life spills out onto the road once again.
  • Summer — Like most countries, August is a sluggish month as lots of of the locals are on holiday. At this time of year Valencia is tremendously hot and damp with temperature levels averaging between 33-38°C.
  • Autumn — September and October are more dynamic months and the weather permits beach outings. Coffee bars are nonetheless open till around the end of October.

Nightlife in Valencia

Valencia is well-known for its night clubs, where the music plays till dawn. They are located on the borders of the town and on the Valencia - Cullera street, which encircles countless residential estates and beaches.

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Town is recommended for

Suitable for older people, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic trips, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with pets, People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Adventure and Sport
 

Valencia, Spain - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, churches, fitness centre, forests, grocery stores, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, restaurants, tennis courts, swimming, walking paths, sailing club, cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf club, windsurfing, water ski, mountain biking, paragliding, diving, hunting, bird watching, casinos, hiking, snorkelling
 

Valencia, region of Valencia - Distances

 
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    Valencia - Madrid: 302 km
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    Valencia - Barcelona: 303 km
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    Valencia - Sevilla: 540 km
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    Valencia - Benimaclet (8+ villas): 3 km
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    Valencia - Alboraya (21+ accommodation units): 4 km
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    Valencia - Almassera (9+ accommodation units): 6 km
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    Valencia - Paterna (3+ accommodation units): 6 km
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    Valencia - Alfafar (3+ accommodation units): 6 km
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    Valencia - Burjassot (1+ apartments): 6 km
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    Valencia - Pinedo (0+ accommodation units): 7 km
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    Valencia - Barrio del Cristo (1+ accommodation units): 7 km
  • Airport "Valencia", town of Manises (Air Berlin, Air France, AeroMéxico, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Ryanair, Spanair, Lufthansa): 9 km
 

Tourist attractions and sights

 
  • Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia, 1 km from the centre of town of Valencia.
    Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia is aged riverbed transformed into a park that has plenty of green space. Here you can discover the Palau de la Música concert hall and the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias a complex consisting of a planetarium, museum and oceanography centre. Park is well managed, with water fountains, trails for joggers and cyclists.
     
  • Aquarium Oceanografic, Valencia, 2.7 km from the centre of town of Valencia.
    Aquarium Oceanografic is a marine park located in the east of the town of Valencia where more than 40.000 various marine habitats are represented: sea lions, walruses, beluga whales and sharks. The park is separated into dozen parts. The marine part reflect the Mediterranean habitats, the polar oceans, the tropical seas and the Red Sea. There are as well dolphins events, seminars where you can learn more about the different animals, exhibits and a vast range of adventures.
     
  • Bioparc Valencia, 2.9 km from the centre of town of Valencia.
    Bioparc Valencia is a brand new generation zoo conceived with the zoo-immersion philosophy. This imaginative zoo, in which the barriers are virtually unnoticeable and the animals feel right at home, covers some 100,000 square metres and is situated in the Parque de Cabecera. Bioparc Valencia is limitless nature inside the town of Valencia, a location to take pleasure in, uncover, understand and value the wild world.
     
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    Ski resort Javalambre, altitude: 1775m. 90 km from town of Valencia.
 

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