Valencia. Costa Blanca, Spain. What to do and see? - Tripkay guide

Get away to Valencia, a modern and cosmopolitan city that has maintained its essence of a historical city with a rich heritage, you will find in it all you want, fun, culture, modern architecture, nature, beaches, tradition and a fantastic gastronomy

Valencia is the capital of Valencia and one of the most important tourist destinations of our coasts. Travels to Valencia arrive each year with more than 5 million tourists attracted by the wide range of leisure and entertainment in the city. It’s international airport is just 8 km from the city center.

 

Valencia’s climate is enviable, a typical Mediterranean climate where winters are very mild with average temperatures of 19º. Summers are long, hot and fairly dry. We can say that Valencia is part of the warmest considered cities in the country where the statistics say that there are more than 300 days of sunshine a year.  It is not surprising then that it is a tourist destination of first order in both summer and winter.

 

Valencia Cathedral panoramic view

 

For its vast historical and cultural heritage, its spacious natural parks and gardens, amazing beaches, such as the urban Playa de la Malvarrosa or Playa del Saler, which are much wilder among pines and dunes, or its infinite leisure and entertainment with architecture, Valencia has become a major tourist destination worldwide.

 

Few cities in the world enjoy the harmonic benefits of such innovative facilities and cutting-edge designs, like  Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias which houses, among gardens and fountains, the Science Museum or the Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe, among other amazing buildings, along with a vast historical and cultural legacy as the city of Valencia.

 

Spectacular builings of the city of Arts and science of Valencia

 

Don’t you miss the fantastic Old Town

The city has one of the most beautiful and well-preserved old towns in Spain. Treasuring a very important cultural heritage, there you will observe the great legacy left by ancient civilizations that lived on these lands. First, the Romans in 138 B.C., then the Byzantines. Later in the year 711, Muslims and Christians finally settled there after the Reconquista. In the Old Town, where the lively Barrio del Carmen is, we find some of the most important points of the city like the Torres Quart, the Torres Serranos, la Cathedral or la Silk Exchange or Lonja de la Seda.

 

Old buiding in Barrio del Carmen

Parks and natural areas of Valencia

The city of Valencia has some natural wonders such as the wonderful Turia Gardens, considered as the lungs of the city and is one of the largest parks in Spain. Following the riverbed we also find the Parque de Cabecera where there is the Bioparc, and Parque Gulliver and a few kilometers from the city there is the fabulous Parque Natural de Albufera, where nature lovers and active tourism enjoy a lot.

 

Turia gardens aereal view

 

Enjoy this fantastic videoof the city of Valencia

 

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