Welcome to Valencia, the third largest city in Spain.
Valencia is a tourist city, Mediterranean, friendly and completely ground level, ideal for exploring on foot or by bike, and has a lot to offer: the historic center; the “City of Arts and Sciences” with modern buildings by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava; the “Oceanographic” as the largest aquarium in Europe; The Port of America held the Copa América in 2007, and the city’s beaches are wide, with fine sand, clean and well maintained and very busy in summer.
Turia’s gardens in the old riverbed of the same river are the green belt of the city: an extensive green and sports area, where many walkers, runners, cyclists and families with children can play and many outdoor activities.
The Bioparc is a modern zoo that teaches us the wildlife of the African savannah: lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, monkeys, etc. And in the neighboring park of Cabecera Park, there is a beautiful lake perfect for relaxing on its banks or for boat trips.
For lovers of flowers and plants, visit the Botanical Garden. To visit the city center, we recommend you get off at the “Angel Guimerá” subway station, very close to the historic center. Walking through the old town, you will reach the “Central Market”, full of fresh products and one or another bar where you can enjoy delicious tapas and snacks. The market is always open in the morning from Monday to Saturday.
In front of the market is the “Silk Exchange”, the silk exchange, a 15th-century palace. In which the merchants previously concluded their business and contracts and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the “Plaza de la Reina”, you will arrive at the “Round Square”, and once you arrive at the tourist center of the heart of the city (from where all the tourist buses leave) you will see the Gothic Cathedral. from Valencia with its imposing tower “el Miguelete”. Who conquers its 207 steps, offering an unforgettable view from above. The Cathedral exhibits the authentic Holy Grail, the only one recognized as authentic and authentic by the Catholic Church.
Behind is the “Plaza de la Virgen”, which is the target of all falleros and falleras during the festivities of Las Fallas, which come to give their flowers.
We suggest you continue to the church of San Nicolás, whose ceilings, recently restored after 4 years of meticulous work, gave it the name of “Sistine Chapel Valenciana”. The entire old town and the “Barrio del Carmen”, the Carmen district, characterized by countless narrow winding streets, numerous bars, restaurants and terraces, as well as churches, palaces and museums, are worth it.