The third (after Madrid and Barcelona) largest city in Spain is also the capital of the Valencian region to which the provinces of Castellón, Alicante and Valencia belong.
With a two-thousand-year history, Valencia not only has one of the largest historic centers in Europe, but also one of the oldest. With highlights such as the Estacio del Nord, Plaza de Toros, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Plaza del Mercado, Plaza Redonda, Plaza de la Reina, Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza del Carmen, it is easy to lose track of time in the historic city center.
However, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by the Valecian architect Santiago Calatrava as a place where culture and relaxation come together, should not be missed. Attached to it you will find the nine kilometer long Jardin del Turia, which was built along the old riverbed.
Would you like to discover Valencia on your own terms (but with a professional guide)? At Valencia Inside either Eline or Stephanie will take you on a (personalized) tour through Valencia.
The highlight of Las Fallas, which involves the burning of hundreds of papier-mache dolls on March 19, began with the tradition of carpenters burning their old materials in honor of San José.