Valencia is one of the most beautiful and historical cities of the world, it is located in the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsulathe on the shores Turia River in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain. It is considered the third most important city in Spain and third largest city in Spain.
Valencia is a city full of traditions and festivities. Among these festivities, the most important is the local festivity of the Falles or Las Fallas, well-known worldwide. Among the traditions, the most important is the Water Court or El Tribunal de las Aguas declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the traditional Valencian dish is Paella, originated in the Valencia Community.
The city has a very rich history, which is impressed in the beautiful and extended historic center. Its historical and monumental heritage and the diverse scenic and cultural sites make of the city a great tourist international destination. The most representative Valencian monuments are The Miguelete, the Cathedral, the Serrano's and Quart's Towers, the Lonja de la Seda, and The city of Arts and Sciences. Some of these monuments were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
Valencia is also full of museums, among the most representatives we must mention: The Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, Prehistory Museum of Valencia, The cathedral museum, Institute of Modern Art of Valencia.
Besides the archeological monuments, Valencia is known as the city of the flowers, it counts with many beautiful landscapes, gardens and parks such as the Turia garden, The Botanic Garden, The Royal Gardens, and The Ayora Garden among others.
The City of Arts and Sciences Nowadays, Valencia has grown rapidly becoming an economic and financial leader in Spain; this progress is result of the tourism and the construction industry. One of these constructions was the city of Arts and Sciences, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, that was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and constructed by the engineers Alberto Domingo y Carlos Lázaro; it attracts more than 4 million people each year.
Come and visit Valencia, enjoy all the beautiful landscapes, get involved with all the history and visit the entire historical and monumental heritage, the museums, the squares, etc. Valencia has a great weather almost all the year which invites you to enjoy all the traditional festivities and festivals.
The weather of Valencia is simply incredible; it is characterized for being Mediterranean, soft and humid. The Mediterranean Sea makesthe weather warmer, converting its fine white sand beaches an habitual point of meeting all over the year.
You may not realize how healthy Valencian food is as it is part of the Mediterranean diet, similar to Greek food. The cuisine in Valencia revolves around heart-healthy olive oil as the main source of fat, beans, vegetables, nuts, fresh fruit, as well as fish, which is consumed several times per week. Check out this guide and know more about Valencian gastronomy and nutrition information.