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Valencia City HallTown halls0.1km
Iglesia de San AgustinReligion0.2km
Muzeum TaurinoMuseums0.4km
Circulo TheatreTheatre0.4km
University of ValenciaUniversity0.5km
National Museum of CeramicsMuseums0.5km
Iglesia Cristo ReyReligion0.6km
La Lonja de la Seda de ValenciaArchitecture0.6km
San Juan del Hospital ChurchHospitals0.7km
Saint Mary of Valencia CathedralCathedrals0.7km
Palacio ArzobispalReligion0.8km
Teatro TaliaTheatre0.9km
Talia TheatreTheatre0.9km
Union Evangelica Bautista EspanolaReligion1km
Iglesia Evangelica BautistaReligion1km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 08:00:12, Address: Plaza del Ayuntamiento, 1, Valencia, Spain, Tel.: +34 963 52 54 78, Official WWW website:

Pros

nice people
clean metro
a lot of things to do
breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
bustling destination
splendid sceneries
imposing city quarters
beautiful beaches
UNESCO
mild climate

Cons

uncomfortable summer temperature
chilly in winter

Suitable for

shopping
history
festivals
nightlife
cruises
study
active vacation
carnivals
romantic vacation

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
skyscrapers
political centre
historical centre

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air
sea
trams
metro
international airport

business travel (industry)

textile
aerial
chemical
food processing
financial
IT


Information and Facts

GPS: 39.4688, -0.3777
Altitude: 15 m
Population: 800,000
Foundation (year): 137
Coastline: Balearic Sea, 6 km
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 2:02:13 PM

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 56Aug 31, 2011 10:24:37 AM
Valencia is a big and lively coastal city in Spain . It is situated in the eastern part of the country, on the Orange Blossom Coast (Costa del Azahar) , on the banks of the Turia River. The local Silk Exchange known as Lonja de la Seda has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site UNESCO in 1996. The city has about 815,000 inhabitants today.

About the city

As for population, Valencia is the third largest city of the country. It is the capital of the province Valencia and the Valencian Community.
There are many beautiful historical monuments in the city, as well as modern buildings and educational complexes. The city is very well-known for its football club and the race circuit, where F1 races annually take place.
The official language in Valencia is Spanish and the language called "Valenciano", which is a dialect of Catalan. The climate is Mediterranean with dry, hot summers and mild winters.

Places of interest

The main square in Valencia is called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. There is a town hall and many restaurants and bars. Just nearby, there is the interesting "North Railway Station" in Art Nouveau Style, which is actually situated in the south. This building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Art Nouveau Style in Valencia. Not far from the railway station, you can visit the bull arena, where bull fights regularly take place from March to September. If you do not make it to see a bull fight, visit the local museum. The two other important squares in the historical part of the city are Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen. At Plaza de la Virgen, there is the basilica of Virgin Mary and the fountain Turia. At Plaza de la Reina, you can visit many restaurants, bars and cafes. All squares mentioned before are situated in the oldest part of the city, which was originally surrounded by city forts. Other places of interest include e.g. the baroque bell tower of the church Santa Catalina and the two gates with stone towers Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart, which used to be a part of the city forts.
There are many beautiful parks in Valencia, such as Jardines del Turia and Jardines del Real. The most popular beach in the city is Playa de la Malvarrosa.

Museums

Valencia offers many different museums. The most interesting of them is e.g. the Arts and Science Museum (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) or the Oceanographic Park .

A little bit of history

The history of the area dates back to ancient times, when the Iberians settled there. They were later replaced by the Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and other peoples. Valencia was founded in 137 B.C. as a Roman city of the name Valentia Edetanorum. Since then, it gradually developed into its nowadays appearance.

Tourist services

Valencia offers a wide range of accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and shopping centers. The traditional local specialty is the meal called "Paella", which consists of rice with chicken or rabbit meat, sometimes with sea fruit and fish. If you are looking for branded goods, visit the square Plaza del Patriarca and its surroundings. There are shops of such renowned names as Loewe, LLadró, Louis Vuitton or Dolores.

Entertainment and festivals

The best-known event annually taking place in Valencia is the Fallas Festival in March, on the eve of the St Joseph Day. At that time, the city's streets and squares are full of beautiful art pieces from cartoon.

Transport

Valencia is easily accessible by bus, train, boat or plane. The nearest international airport is 9 km west of the city center. Regular ferries from e.g. Palma de Mallorca or Mahón arrive at the large local port. Bus links provide regional transport. There are regular buses connecting Valencia with other big cities in the region. There are regular trains from e.g. Madrid or Barcelona . Since 2010, the AVE high-speed trains were put into operation. They connect Madrid and Valencia for now. Transport within the city is provided by buses and underground.

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