What about Valencia

There are few cities like Valencia, able to harmoniously combine the remnants of its farthest past, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium. Valencia is trade and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, business. It is the centre of international and avant-garde design, and one of the most active cities in Europe regarding fairs and conferences. Thanks to its location, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean port and has that special charm of cities that are also seaports. And the fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.

There are outstanding beaches within the city of Valencia, the beaches of La Malvarrosa and Levante offer a wide variety of places to dine and enjoy a quiet evening by the sea. To the south, nature becomes predominant at Saler Beach and in the L’Albufera Nature Reserve, where the sun can be enjoyed in unique surroundings.

How to reach Valencia

Valencia has direct flights with 16 Spanish cities and 40 cities all over the world: Oslo, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, London, Casablanca, etc.

Distance from the airport to the city centre: 8 Km.

Airport – City centre connection

  • By metro: 2 lines, approx every 10-20 minutes. Fare to/from city centre: approx. €3,90. Approximate journey time: 20 minutes.
  • By bus: every 30 minutes from 06:30 to 22:00 h Price: approx. €1.40. Approximate journey time: 40 minutes.
  • By Taxi: Approx. cost airport-city centre: approx. €20.

Train connections

Valencia is connected daily with Barcelona in less than 4 hours and with Madrid by AVE (high speed train) line in less than 1:50min.

New Joaquín Sorolla (long distance) train station is 8.5 km (17 minutes) drive from Feria Valencia and Valencia Nord station is 7.4 km (15 minutes). Both stations have taxi stops.

What to visit in Valencia

  • The City of Arts and Sciences
  • Barrio del Carmen and its palaces
  • Plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral quarter
  • Plaza del mercado y Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
  • Town Hall square
  • The Valencia's Marina and beaches
  • The Albufera Nature Park
  • The Turia Gardens
  • Bioparc and Oceanogràfic
  • 34 Museums to choose, from offering art, history, architecture

Additional information at: http://www.visitvalencia.com/en/what-to-visit-valencia/must-sees