Striking architecture, vibrant cultural attractions, a lively nightlife, and sparkling blue seas make Valencia one of Spain’s most magical destinations. The country’s third-largest city lies along its southeastern coast overlooking the sunny Mediterranean Sea. Gothic and Renaissance buildings sit beside modern hotels and restaurants.
Whether vacationers visit the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences and Oceanogràfic aquarium or stroll through the historic Carmen neighborhood, they’ll discover a city straddling centuries, where long held traditions coexist with modern living.
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The Westin Valencia, one of the most impressive structures in the city, is situated within walking distance from the historical, cultural, and shopping center of Valencia.
The enchanting Museo de Bellas Artes showcases some of Spain’s finest artists, including Velázquez, El Greco, and Goya. The ornately designed baroque Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, once home to a Valencian noble family, today houses a magnificent ceramics collection.
The city’s five and a half mile long Turia Gardens, built over a former riverbed, is one of Spain’s most extensive urban greenways, perfect for cycling or walking about. Vacationers and locals sunbathe and stroll beneath clear blues skies and sublime Mediterranean seas on the sun-drenched beaches and lively promenades of La Malvarrosa and Las Arenas, near southern Valencia.
Shop for delicious tidbits at Valencia’s Central Market. Learn to cook authentic paella in the city where it was invented. Dine out at one of Valencia’s epic Michelin starred restaurants.
Explore the illustrious Church of San Nicolas, whose intricately painted ceilings reminds one of the extraordinary Sistine Chapel. Stroll along the Old City for a range of historic statues and buildings.
Discover the incredible City of the Arts and Sciences, with its modernistic architecture, IMAX theatre, Príncipe Felipe Science Museum and Europe’s largest aquarium, the Oceanográfico boasting more than 500 distinctive species.
Score some tickets to the Valencia Club de Fútbol (soccer) matches at renowned Mestalla Stadium.
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