The city of Valencia lies less than 7 km from the Mediterranean Sea and is a perfect opportunity to get to know a piece of Spain, because besides gorgeous historic landmarks it can offer exuberant festivals and similar events, which are organized here regularly.
Historic landmarks that you have not seen yet
Since Valencia was founded back in the year 138 B.C. already, it is no wonder that this is the location for unique historic landmarks. An example of the most beautiful is without a doubt the local cathedral, which was built between the 13th and 15th century, but also for example the Llotja de la Seda, which in translations means Silk Market. Due to its unique architecture this landmark made it to the UNESCO heritage list. As far as other points of interest, although as historically significant, you should surely see the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, or in other words the City of Arts and Sciences. This is a modern building completed in 2005, which became the symbol of Valencia.
Join the celebrations and festivals
Besides the fact that this gorgeous city offers many interesting architecture buildings, you can encounter many seasonal festivities, festivals and celebrations. One of the more significant celebrations is the Falles. This is a celebration taking place each year in March and it is held to remind us of St Joseph. During the five day period there are festive family celebrations going on and the city is full of crowds of people in beautiful costumes.
What should you see, try, and get to know?
- The city gate Torres de Serranos
- Architecture around the San Nicolas Square
- Museum at the City of Arts and Sciences
- Paella (traditional Spanish dish) cooked on the street
In order for you to come to know all the beauties of Valencia, you should take advantage of affordable accommodations at the Hotel Valencia and then walk through all the local specialties in peace.