Valencia is one of the largest and most important cities in Spain, as well as one of the most dynamic cities. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, so it is not surprising that, especially during the summer, a large number of tourists visit it.

  • Important International Fairs confirm that Valencia is one of the most emerging cities in Spain. Strolling through its streets and enjoying the abundant possibilities that the capital offers is something for which the hours can run without realizing it. If after that, one gets hungry, then it's time to try the most famous dish in Spain exactly where it was born, the Paella Valenciana.
  • Furthermore, Valencia is of course the city where El Cid, the national hero, fought against the Moors during the Reconquest. Many popular festivals in the city and surrounding towns still commemorate events from this time. But in this chapter we cannot forget Las Fallas, impressive festivals of light and fire that impress those who visit the city from March 15 to 19.

Plaza de la Virgen and Complejo Catedralício

In the historic heart of the city, this central square whose origin dates back to the forum of Roman times, hosts various notable events, such as the Offering to the Virgin of the Forsaken during the celebration of the fallas each year. The Cathedral, the Basilica of the Virgin or the Fuente del Turia are some of its points of interest.

El Almudín

This monument was built on top of the Muslim fortress at the beginning of the 14th century as a place to store and sell wheat. In its murals, the popular tempera-glue paintings alluding to the entry of wheat into the city stand out, as well as representations of the patron saints of the guilds that operated in the grain trade. Since 1996 it houses temporary exhibitions managed by the city council.

Lonja de la Seda

The Lonja de la Seda is one of the emblematic buildings of the city, a masterpiece of Gothic civil architecture. Also known as the Lonja de los Mercaderes, construction began in 1483 and was called Lonja de la Seda after the great boom that it had in the Middle Ages in Valencia, when the city was an important silk producing center.

Baños Árabes del Almirante

This Mudejar building is located next to the Palace of the Admirals of Aragon and was built in the 14th century according to the characteristics of an authentic Islamic Hammam. The building has undergone various transformations over the years, until in 1986 they were recovered to show their original purpose and function.

Mercado Central

Located in "La Plaza del Mercado", next to "La Lonja de la Seda" and "La Plaza de la Ciudad de las Brujas". In addition to its architectural appeal due to its structure, made up of iron columns reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, it stands out for being the largest fresh produce market in Europe with an area of more than 8,000 m2.

Mercado de Colón

This market is located in the heart of the busiest commercial areas of the city and today constitutes the vital center of the city of Valencia. It is one of the most representative works of Valencian modernism, reminiscent in some of its peculiarities of Gaudí's constructions in Barcelona.

Torres del Quart

These towers are part of the twelve gates of the old wall that surrounded the old city of Valencia, being one of the main monuments of the city. The towers served as the main access to the city for travelers from Castile and were built in the 15th century for defence.

Torres de Serranos

These towers are part of the twelve gates that guarded the old Christian wall of the city, it is Valencian Gothic style, from the end of the 14th century. In addition to their defensive mission, they have had other uses, from the triumphal arch and celebrations to prison. Currently, the proclamation of the Fallera Mayor takes place here, which starts the Fallas every year.

Plaza Redonda

This square is surrounded by a set of thirty-four buildings of various styles and dimensions that make up a nucleus, in the center of which is the small square. It is a representation of a neoclassical urban space located in the historic center of the city and with a commercial function.

Iglesia y Torre de Santa Catalina

It is one of the oldest churches in the city, it was built on a mosque and its construction dates back to the Reconquest. With Baroque and Gothic influences in construction, the Torre de Santa Catalina marks the entrance to the well-known Mercat neighborhood.

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex, with an area of 350,000 m2, which forms a set of six areas located in the Turia riverbed. Conceived as a city within a city, it was inaugurated in 1996 and is an impressive example of modern architecture.

Paseo Marítimo de la Malvarrosa

This promenade extends along the different beaches of Valencia city: Las Arenas beach and Malvarrosa beach, linking Valencia with the sea. The promenade is crossed by a bike lane and dotted with numerous shops and restaurants where you can taste traditional food and typical Valencian dishes. Along the Paseo Marítimo there are also different sculptures or monuments, almost always with motifs linked to the sea.

Iglesia de San Nicolás

The construction of this church began in the 13th century, being included in the so-called "First Christian parishes". It is a temple that mixes the Gothic structure of the 15th century with the baroque decoration of the 17th century. This national monument was restored in 2016 and is compared by many specialists to the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

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