Valencia Spain - Valencia España
by Marie Sonzini
Less popular destination than Madrid or Barcelona, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Long known for its beaches, beautiful mediterranean sea, sunny climate, Valencia is now recognized for its cultural heritage, its unique festivals especially the Fallas, its sporting events, its spectacular City of Arts and Sciences.
Transportation: How to get there ?
Valencia is more than 800 miles (1300 km) from London, for example, as the crow flies. A flight from London Airports to Valencia takes 2 hours and 20 minutes and the price of a return ticket back to a hundred euros if reserved in advance.
Accommodation: Where to stay ?
Finding an accommodation is quite easy in Valencia. Since the 32nd America's Cup in 2007,
hotels of all categories, from luxury to budget hotel, apartments, B & B, etc. were multiplied.
General and tourist informations
With a long experience in tourism, Valencia and its region, located between sea and
mountains, are now turning to a cultural and rural tourism and open-air activities.
Plenty of information, brochures and maps are available in the numerous tourist offices of Valencia and its province.
The Fallas Festival
Every year, from March 16 to 19, visitors come more and more numerous sharing with the people of Valencia the few days of pure madness that are the Fallas Festival.
The Fallas of Valencia are becoming by word of mouth the most popular festival in Europe...
City of Arts and Sciences & Santiago Calatrava
The City of Arts and Sciences a> is the favorite destination for visitors in Valencia. This superb architectural space is surrounded by the Palace of Arts (Opera), Prince Felipe Science Museum, the Hemisféric (IMAX), a shaded terraced garden (Umbracle), the famous aquarium of Valencia (Oceanográfic) and the brand new Ágora.
Consequently, visitors and tourists from all around the world flock more and more numerous in all periods of the year and discover a thriving city, a cultural and historical richness, an atmosphere of calm and joy, peculiar to Valencia region, a particularly mild and pleasant Mediterranean climate and a natural tendency to party.