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Sightseeing in Valencia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Valencia is a picturesque resort on the sea coast. The resort is surrounded by large olive and orange groves. The climate of the city is mild and great for rest. Due to tall mountain masses that surround the city, the weather in Valencia is always calm and windless, there are almost no storms in the sea, and nights are traditionally silent and warm. Tourist business has long become one of the most important directions in the economy of Valencia. The majority of city’s buildings and new entertainment centers are created with the aim of attracting travellers.
Many of the sights of Valencia are aimed specifically at holidaymakers with children. An excellent example is Bioparc, which is strikingly different from the classical zoos that can be seen … Open
On the territory of almost any hotel in Valencia there is a spacious beach, sports areas and restaurants. Visitors can try scuba diving, ride water ski or try to sail on a yacht on azure waves. You will find 18 new golf fields in Valencia, several tennis courts and a hippodrome. People, who enjoy active rest, will definitely like excursions on picturesque suburbs, climbing mountain hills or rides on sport airplanes.
There are also several historical sites in Valencia. One of them is the ruins of Alcudia. Also don’t forget to visit monuments of the Roman Empire in Sagunto and a large number of ancient fortresses and castles. In the old part of the city you will find sights of different cultures. Torres de los Serranos Gates are known as the historical entrance in the oldest part of the city where guests still can see buildings created during medieval times. Valencia is also a home city for one of the oldest religious buildings as the local cathedral was built in the middle of the 14th century. One of parts in Valencia is called “the City of Science and Art”. The Palace of Art, the planetarium, the Museum of Science and the huge Oceanographic Park are located here. In the Oceanographic Park you make an underwater excursion and get acquainted with exotic marine creatures. Finally, art connoisseurs will find much interesting in Colegio del Patriarca Museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bruselas restaurant is located near the station. This dining facility specializes in cooking dishes from the national cuisine. In the morning guests are always offered to choose from a great … Open
One of the most attractive places for walking is the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, located within the historic district. Around the square are many beautiful historic buildings. Here, you can see the building of the Central post office, as well as the Municipality and the Trade Hall building. The Municipality building was erected in the 18th century and is considered one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the garden. Hundreds of years later, on the facade of this building, figured arches and bas-reliefs have been preserved, which can be admired endlessly. On the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, interesting entertaining events are often held. It is particularly interesting to stroll along it on the day of one of the national holidays.
Not far from the Cathedral is another interesting religious monument – the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia. For locals, this Church is the most significant, because it houses the image of Holy Mary the intercessor - the patroness of the city. The statue of the Saint is considered miraculous and is associated with a lot of surprising stories.
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Every year Valencia hosts a huge "fire" festival called Fallas Festival. The event starts on March 14 and lasts five days. Mass festivities are confined to even an older holiday - the Day of … Open
For those who wish to admire the most beautiful monument of architecture, it is worthwhile to include in the itinerary a visit to the Palace of the Marques DOS Aguas. This building is in Baroque style and impresses with the skillful decoration of its facade, on which hundreds of years later, stucco and lovely balconies have been preserved. Today this beautiful Palace houses the National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts, some exhibits of which date back to the 16th century. The beautiful Palace is decorated with unique antique furniture and works of art.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia One of the most interesting symbols of the city is the arena-amphitheatre of the Plaza de Toros. It was built in the 19th century and since its opening, has been used to hold bullfight. Up to 16,000 spectators can be accommodated in this arena at the same time. Today on the territory of the architectural complex, there is an interesting bullfighting Museum, and there are often festive and entertaining event.
Valencia Cathedral is certainly one of the main symbols of the city. The first church on the site of the modern cathedral was built in ancient times. Later it was destroyed by the Moors, who … Open
For those who love natural attractions, it is worth taking a stroll through the Garden of the Turia. This Park complex, which was broken on the banks of the river, strikes with its scale; it stretches through the whole city. The Park complex includes the Royal gardens, and it has a very interesting Botanical garden on its territory. In the Park there are many beautiful places for relaxation and sports entertainment.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Valencia
♥   Shopping area ' Carrer Colón' Valencia, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Valencia
♥   Castle 'Tower of Santa Anna' Valencia, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Towers of Quart' Valencia, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Towers of Serrans' Valencia, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torre de la Plaça' Valencia, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Paterna' Valencia, 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Valencia
♥   Natural Park 'Turia' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'L`Albufera' , 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Sima de las Palomas' , 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Sima Blanca' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra Calderona' , 30.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Valencia and around
♥   Art museum 'Museu de Belles Arts de València' Valencia, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Valencia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Tomatina

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
During 60 years the holiday has gained international fame and popularity. Each year the city's population increases fivefold during the festival. That’s about 30 000 participants, who are provided with 100 tons of excellent tomatoes. The holiday program is not limited by just street battles, interesting performances, music concerts and firework displays are offered to the guests. … Read further

Boat Fountain

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
This place is also called for by the photographers, who choose the best position for several days to capture the mysterious boat, whose sail is 'burning' in the sun. In the night the fountain is adorned with the impressive illumination, so you can visit the sights at nightfall. It must be noted that there are the similar boat fountains also in some other countries, namely in Portugal and Israel. Nevertheless the fountain in Valencia is the most famous and most visited. Its main particularity is the maximum simplicity of construction. … Read further
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