10 Things You Should Know Before You Go to Valencia - Royaldelux

10 Things You Should Know Before You Go to Valencia

1. City of the Arts and Sciences

The City of the Arts and Sciences in its entirety has been designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Moreover, the City of the Arts and Sciences has a varied restaurant offer as well as thematic shops in the different areas. Within this visit the L’Oceanogràfic underwater restaurant, the walls of which are made up of a great aquarium, is to be highlight.

2. Old City Center

Discover in Valencia old traditions such as the Water Tribunal. We must qualify as essential the Lonja de Seda (Silk Market) , the old town, its cathedral, its towers and jewels of modernism, such as the Central Market or North Station.

3. Turia Garden

The space has become a point of reference for inhabitants and one of the cities its largest green areas. Every day joggers, cyclists and families congregate to enjoy the installations.

4. Beaches

A modern, bustling port divides the sea front of Valencia into two main sections. To the north lies an attractive promenade along the most urban and popular beaches: Malvarrosa, Cabañal and Las Arenas. To the south lies Pinedo, El Saler and Devesa.

5. Gastronomy Paradise

Its traditional recipes are prepared using natural ingredients such as olive oil, vegetables, spices, fruit, fresh meat or fish and has come to be known as “the Mediterranean Diet”.

6. Museums

Valencia offers a great variety of museums: National Ceramic Museum, IVAM, The Fine Arts Museum Pio V, Prince Felipe Museum of Science, The Oceanografic, City Museum, La Beneficencia Museum, Almoina Archaeological Museum.

7. Albufera National Park

In the park lies the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife.

8. Sports

An ideal place to enjoy major sporting events : the Formula 1 European Grand Prix, the Global Champions Tour, Moto GP, the Valencia Open and sports such as motorcycling, cycling,  tennis, show-jumping, athletics, golf and of course, two first division football clubs: Football Valencia Club  and Levante.

9. Huerta de Valencia

The Huerta of Valencia ( Vegetable Garden) covers an area of around 23,000 hectares, forming a green agricultural landscape. A cycle track runs from Valencia through the huerta on the Xurra Green Route over an old railway line where you can discover huge vegetable fields, orange trees, huts and the tiger nut crops.

10. Las Fallas

Valencia city, celebrates each year the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with spectacular burnt monuments and pyrotechnics. From march 15 to 19  (commemorating Saint Joseph). Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire known as Las Fallas.

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