Located at the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third largest city in the country. It is a combination of history and modernity. The city has a rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage and together with around 15km of beach it is the perfect location for any kind of event.
Next to the historic city centre and the beach, the city is also very well-known for its beautiful architecture and enormous park in the former river Turia. The City of Arts and Sciences (in Spanish ‘La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’ is one of the most popular sights with its futuristic buildings.
Valencia is also the natal place of the famous dish paella. With its rice fields in the Nature Park Albufera just at 10km from the city, Valencia offers the best Paellas!
The City of Art and Science, in Spanish Cuidad de las Artes y las Ciencias, is a city in a city. In total there are six buildings of which five were designed by the Valencian Santiago Calatrava. Here you can find everything about art, science and architecture. Every building serves for a different purpose, there is a museum, a cinema, a night club, an opera building and the largest aquarium of Europe.
The neighbourhood ‘El Carmen’ is also definitely worth a visit. It is the oldest part of the city centre with amazing sights. It is a cosy area with small streets full of nice little bars, terraces and restaurants. You will also be able to find the two old city gates, which you are able to visit and enjoy amazing views. This area also includes some incredible squares with magnificent churches and not to forget Europe´s largest food market.
With splendid temperatures, especially in the spring and autumn, Valencia makes the perfect location for water activities at the beach.
For those not afraid of the sea and who like a bit of healthy competition a sailing regatta is definitely recommended. This activity can be done in groups and is an exciting experience.
If it is your first time that is totally fine because no experience is needed, the group will be accompanied by professional skippers during the whole activity. They give the group instructions and teach you all about the basics that you will need.
Now that Valencia is becoming one of the more popular destinations, we can see the market adjusting to the demand. The offers of hotels are growing so we are always on the lookout for new and trendy locations.
We can recommend you plenty of hotels, such as the 5* Hotel Palau de la Mar Valencia. A hotel in a dignified mansion from the 19th century, completely renovated and decorated, with art and fantasy being the most important ingredients.
Or 4* Silken Hotel Puerta Valencia, with its unique and new hotel concept. Centrally located and with perfect service, including design and outstanding architecture.
Also for the lovers of gastronomy, Valencia has much to offer. In this city you will find plenty of good restaurants including Michelin starred ones, a pick-and-mix with something for everyone. A typical but cosy Spanish restaurant that will give you a good feel of the local culture, or a trendier restaurant serving authentic Spanish food.
Trying the Valencian paella is an absolute must, since this delicious dish was founded right here! A trip by boat to the rice fields in Albufera will amaze you!