Valencia, the third largest city in Spain
is least visited by the tourists mainly due to it being more of a working
city. However,during the summer, Valencia is known for its beach during the
day and the clubs and bars at night.
As for food in Valencia is concerned, a visitor must be sure to try the
most famous Spanish dish, Paella. The Valencia regions is the home of Paella
and makes the dish like no other place. Paella is a rice dish that does not
compare to anything else, but can be compared to a stir fry similar to fried
rice with a wide variety of seafood, chicken, rabbit and vegetables.
Another absolutely amazing culturally rich experience of the Valenica
Region is Las Fallas. This is an absolutely fascinating and overwhelming
experience where there is constant firecrackers, flowers, parties, crowded
street and much much more! There are paper mache statues that are as tall as
buildings which are burned at end of the festival. However the ones chosen
as the very best in both the open and children's sections are exempted and
kept in the Fallas museum.
This broad coastal section is a spring paradise with an
annual mean temperature above 17ºC, relative humidity of around 70% and
little over 2,600 hours of sunshine per year and little rainfall. There are
hot summers and mild winters in the coastal regions, which are influenced by
the sea water. The mean temperatures inland on the other hand vary from 8 to
10ºC and from 11 to 15ºC, depending on the places, geographical
features and distance from the sea, with dry winters, frost and occasionally
Official Currency :
Euro; 1 Euro = 52.443 Indian Rupee = 1.2047 US $
= 0.678141 GBP(subject to change)
Valencia is located in the middle of the eastern coastline of Spain,
readily accessible from all European countries.
By Air :
Valencia airport is quite near the downtown area (about 10
km) and one can take a bus, train, or taxi to get closer to the city.
By Train :
Gandia - Railway Station is the railway
station in the city and is responsible for making the city accessible from
various parts of the country and also the rest of Europe.
Public transport system with a well developed metro subway and local buses
provides an extremely easy and efficient way to get around the city. Besides
these hired cars and taxis are also available to cater to the needs of
The city of Valencia has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for
the tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
5 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Sidi saler
Hotel Melia Plaza
Hotel Astoria Palace
4 star hotels in the city:
Melia Ingles Boutique
Best Western Consul del mar hotel
NH hotel Villacarlos
3 star hotels in the city:
Hotel Rey Don Jaime
Hotel SH Florazar
Major Tourist Attractions
del Marqués de Dos Aguas :
It was built between 1539 and 1614 and
is a major attraction of the city.
Catedral / Seu :
This is the proclaimed home of the legendary holy
grail. The tower known as the Miguelette offers a fine view of the plains
around the city.
Museu de la Catedral :
Exhibits of works by major artists are
Plaza de Toros :
This is one of the larger bullrings in Spain.
Jardines Del Real :
Former site of a Royal Palace is now a public
garden with a zoo located within.
Museu San Pio :
This museum is a collection of works by Goya, Bosch,
and El Greco, with a collection of antiquities also.