, a port town on the south-east coast of Spain
, lies at the mouth of the Turia River in the Mediterranean Sea. It is renowned for its City of Arts and Sciences. Here are futuristic buildings, including a planetary, an oceanarium and an immersive museum. Valencia also has a variety of beaches, including those in the neighboring Albufera Natural Park, a protected wetland area with a lake and walking trails.
Valencia has many things that attract tourists to Spain, all in one place: the city has a vibrant old town with its narrow streets and beautiful medieval buildings, such as the UNESCO-listed Lonja de la Seda. Valencia is also right on the Mediterranean Sea, so you can enjoy the big sandy beaches and delicious seafood. This is the home of paella, perhaps the most popular Spanish dish in the world. There are also state-of-the-art tourist attractions in the City of Arts and Sciences, all of which make Valencua one of Spain's most full destinations.
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We welcome you to the top ten ideas for your next trip to Valencia:
1. City of Arts and Technology
It can be difficult to wrap your mind around the City of the Arts and Sciences. The attraction is a stunning set of state-of-the-art structures that offer an ethereal quality to the reflecting pools that surround them. The whole thing started in the mid-90s, and the final touches were made in 2005. Cultural venues and first-class family attractions such as L'Hemisfèric, the Planetarium and the IMAX Cinema, or the impressive L'Umbracle, a botanical collection of plant species native to Valencia, are part of these beautiful buildings. Book ahead to avoid the queues.
2. Oceanographic Details
The state-of-the-art oceanarium opened in 2003 is the star of the City of Arts and Sciences. With 45,000 individual animals of 500 different species, you will not find any attraction on this scale in Europe
. The aquarium is divided into 10 zones, each of which synthesizes a distinct ecosystem and uses real seawater pumped from the Valencian waterfront. And in the Arctic pool, you'll see beluga whales swimming in a big, thoughtfully constructed pool. You can see tiger sharks, penguins, walruses, dolphins and sea lions. It all adds up to an adult day, and little guys won't forget about it soon.
3. The Lonja de la Seda
This magnificent late 15th-century building is a UNESCO site and a masterpiece of gothic architecture in Valencia. La Lonja de la Seda is the finest monument to the golden age of Valencia, when the city was one of the most important centres of trade and culture in Europe. The name means "Silk Market" where traders from far-flung Mediterranean countries can meet and make deals. Within, you can marvel at the delicate twisting columns of the main hall (sala de contratación) and look at the exquisite detail of the vaulted ceilings. Its hard-looking, crenelated form sits right in front of the city's central market.
4. Cathedral of Valencia
The town's solemn Gothic cathedral dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries, with renaissance, baroque and neoclassical developments over the next few hundred years. Go inside to see Renaissance paintings by artists such as the Valencian, Jacomart, and others from Rome
commissioned by Pope Alexander VI. But the most important and perhaps controversial feature is the Chapel of the Holy Chalice. One of the few chalices believed to have been used by Jesus to create the Holy Eucharist at the last supper is on the altar. This agate vessel was dated between the 4th century BC and the 1st century AD by archaeologists, but no scientific research has yet been performed.
5. El Miguelete's
The octagonal bell-tower of the Cathedral is filled with postcards sent home from the city. It's a gothic house in Valencia, built in 1381 and finished just under 50 years later. Originally it was totally alone from the cathedral, but the additions in the late 1400s brought the two buildings together. If you feel a sprite, you can climb the 207 steps up a slightly unstable stairway to the top with a spectacular view of 50 meters above the city. Miguel, the famous bell cast in 1432 and weighing more than ten tons, is the main sight at the top.
6. Casco Historic
Like most historic centers in Spanish cities, the heart of Valencia is built for hiking. All the must-see sights in this part of town are only a few minutes away from each other. Between each landmark there is a labyrinth of small streets of cafes , restaurants and local shops or craft shops. In order to beat the heat in the summer, stop at a square like Plaza de la Virgen for a refreshing glass of horchata, a drink made with ground almonds, tigernuts and a variety of grains and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla.
7. The neighborhood of Carmen
The northeast side of the old town is the youngest and most bohemian part of the city. El Carmen took shape in medieval times, outside the 11th century Moorish walls, but within the 14th century Christian walls. What's amazing about this location is how the palaces next to these elegant, shaded alleys have turned into trendy boutiques, bars , restaurants and nightclubs. Calle de Caballeros, which begins at Plaza de la Virgen, is where most nights in Valencia end. You can also see fragments of the late medieval defenses of Valencia, Torres de Quart and Torres de Serranos.
8. Garden of Turia
This lovely park offers you fresh air and relaxation right in the middle of the city. It occurred in the 20th century after the Turia River burst its banks in 1957, causing significant damage to the city. The river was drained and, in the 1980s, the city's riverbed was turned into nine kilometers of green space. A total of 18 bridges now cross the riverbed, the oldest dating back to the Middle Ages, and are now yet another part of the park 's unusual landscape. Many landscape architects have designed these gardens to create a landscape of pine trees, orange groves, palms and paths that lead past sports fields, playgrounds and fountains.
9. Key Business
Opposite the Silk Exchange is another prestigious landmark, the cave and the palace of the central market. Even if you're just sightseeing here, you're going to love the hotel's art nouveau metal and glass architecture. Though it dates back to the early 20th century, it blends well with the historic architecture of this part of the old town. And if you feel like shopping in the supermarket, you're going to be in the foodie heavens. There are 400 small sellers on the market, 959 selling farm and seafood products at the best prices in town. If you love Spanish delicacy, such as chorizo, jamón ibérico or manchego cheese, it'll be your El Dorado.
10. The Beach of El Saler
Mavarrosa is a nice urban beach, but you may want a more natural setting next to the Mediterranean Sea. In which case, El Saler is the way to go: the beach begins some way south of the port of Valencia, which you can see from a distance. 2.6 kilometers long, this beach means peace and privacy as you lounge on white sands along the coast of the Albufera Natural Reserve. Behind you, there's nothing more than sand dunes and pine trees and gentle waves in front of you and a wash that softly flows into the sea.
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