Archive for 'Must-see in Valencia'

City of Arts and Sciences

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City of Arts and Sciences

Built by Valencia’s own architect, Santiago Calatrava. The City of Arts and Sciences offers the biggest aquarium in Europe, a laser IMAX cinema, the Palau de les Artes and the Palau de la Musica.

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La Lonja de la Seda

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La Lonja de la Seda

Built by the renowned architect, Pere Compte, during the 15th Century when Valencia was at the peak of it’s golden age. La Lonja de Seda was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996. The contracts room of the silk exchange is particularly beautiful, with a series of spiral columns.

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Mercado Central – Central Market

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Mercado Central – Central Market

The Mercado Central was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1928. With a surface area of over 8,000 square meters, it is one of the largest markets in Europe.
Open mornings – 07:30-14:30 – Monday to Saturday

http://www.mercadocentralvalencia.es

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Las Fallas

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Las Fallas

It’s Valencia’s most famous festival. Translated literally, ‘las fallas’ means ‘the fires’ in Valencian. Traditionally an event to celebrate St. Joseph, Las Fallas has evolved into a massive five-day street party. A yearly event that takes place in March.

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Torres de Serranos

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Torres de Serranos

Part of the old defensive walls that surrounded the city, recently restorated on 1980, these are the gates to the city, made in pure Gothic style. The terraces offer fantastic views over Valencia.

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Barrio del Carmen

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Barrio del Carmen

Valencia is also famed for its nightlife, they really know how to party! Barrio del Carmen – which is situated in the Northern part of the Historic Quarter is definitely the place to be once the sun sets. In the day you can see a lot of designer shops at very affordable prices, and have a glimpse of life in the olden times; at night you can find youngster and older people, all having tapas/drinks and strolling around.

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Parque Natural de la Albufera

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Parque Natural de la Albufera

Situated just 11kms south of Valencia there’s a natural paradise: a freshwater lagoon covering some 21,120 hectares.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Valencia

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Cathedral of Santa Maria de Valencia

This is the biggest roman catholic church in Valencia, built upon the remains of the mosque of Balansiya, between the 13th and the 15th century.

http://www.catedraldevalencia.es

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