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Why Visit Valencia, Spain

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona which combines the heritage of its farthest past, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings. Due to its location, Valencia has historically been Spain's Mediterranean port and is now the second biggest port in the country.

The city is rich in outstanding beaches such as the of La Malvarrosa and Levante that offer a wide variety of places to dine and enjoy a quiet evening by the sea or spend some relaxing leisure time during midday siesta. Moreover the city is the birthplace of paella - the traditional Spanish dish, so when in Valencia you're in for a gastronomic treat.

Valencia was founded by the Romans in 138 BC and the pulse of many centuries can be felt when walking down its old streets. Stroll the Plaza de la Virgen and discover the breathtaking Valencia Cathedral built between 1262 and 1426. Climb the 207 steps of the Miguelete Tower - the 50.85 meter high cathedral's Gothic bell tower opening an unforgettable view of the town (we highly suggest adding this to your Valencia sightseeing plans).

See the Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) - the site of the ancient local silk trade and a UNESCO landmark. Don't miss the well-preserved Torres de Serranos, one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall, during your Valencia tour.

And of course, stop by the Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia which is home to a large collection of paintings including works by Velázquez, El Greco, and Goya.

The famous avant-garde building of the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava offers a lot to see: there is a Science Museum, a Planetarium, an IMAX cinema, an Aquarium and Arts Museum. Apart from that, if you love animals Valencia's Bioparc is the place to go: here in this innovative zoological world the barriers with exotic animals are practically invisible.

Best Things to Do in Valencia, Spain

  • Traverse the futuristic complex of Valencia's landmark City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava
  • Stroll the historical part of the city and don't miss out on Valencia Cathedral, Miguelete Tower, and the Silk Exchange
  • Taste the traditional Spanish dish paella in its hometown

Extraordinary heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions make Valencia one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations one can't miss.

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