Valencia is a Spanish city, capital of the Valencian Community. It has a population of 786,189 inhabitants, being the third most populated city of all Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona.
Valencia was founded by the Romans in 138 BC as a colony. Centuries later, the Muslims occupied the city and left traces of their language, religion and customs. In 1238, King James I of Aragon reconquered Valencia and passed the law of the Fueros de Valencia. It was not until 1982 when Valencia was declared capital of the Valencian Community, according to the Statute of Autonomy. The economy of Valencia is mainly based on the services sector, which employs 84% of its active population.
Valencia holds a rich historical heritage. Catedral de Santa María de Valencia is the seat of the archbishop of Valencia and was built in honor of the Assumption of Mary. It was built on the old mosque of Balansita, on an ancient Roman temple.
Another cultural and tourist hot spot is Puerta de Serranos. It is one of the twelve gates that formerly guarded the Christian wall of Valencia. It was built in the 14th century in Gothic style. Tourists also tend to go, after walking out the door of their rental apartment, to Lonja de la Seda, which is a sample of the Valencian Civil Gothic style located in the historical center of Valencia. It was built between 1482 and 1548.
But the place with a greater influx of tourists, and even Valencians throughout the year, especially in the holiday months, is Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It is an architectural and entertainment complex. Inside, it holds L'Hemisféric, which is a cinema projection room, Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, L'Umbracle,Oceanográfico and Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía.
The Valencian gastronomy is part of the Mediterranean diet. Its star ingredients are olive oil, vegetables, fish and paella. Rice is the most used cereal in Valencian cuisine, cooked in different dishes accompanied by spices. It also highlights its oranges and mandarins. A typical drink of this city is Agua de Valencia.
Valencia holds an old town of 169 hectares and is one of the longest in the Iberian Peninsula. Its historical, monumental and natural heritage, as well as its cultural and leisure offer makes Valencia one of the most visited cities in Spain throughout the year. Therefore, it is common to find rental apartments everywhere in the city.
Among its popular festivities are las Fallas, which are celebrated in March, Fiestas de Interés Turístico Internacional, held since 1965, Fiestas de San Vicente Ferrer, held until the beginning of the Holy Week, Festividad de la Virgen de los Desamparados in May, and Feria de Julio, which is the most attended by tourists who rent accommodation in the area.
Valencia is probably one of the most children-friendly cities. Every month they offer lots of children's plays and musicals in the cultural complexes of the city. Workshops are also held for children to continue learning while on holiday. In addition, these activities let children make new friends.
In Valencia, it is also very common to go to the movies and spend moments of laughter and entertainment in family. On the other hand, Oceanográfico is the perfect place to go with children. They will learn about the seabed, which will amaze them. They will want to return later. If your children like the sea, you can go scuba diving, take a boat ride or rent boats and tour the Mediterranean coast. You can't miss the visit to La Ciudad de las Artes y las ciencias children will love it and will learn a lot at the same time.
Tourists also rent apartments in Valencia to relax in its two urban beaches: Playa de las Arenas and Playa de la Malvarrosa. They are natural environments of fine sand, crystalline waters and Mediterranean climate that you can enjoy a lot with your family.
Valencia is an excellent tourist destination, visited by tourists coming from all parts of Spain. To get here, make sure you got 2 things: your rental apartment and a willingness to relax. However, it is necessary to know in advance what routes are available to get to Valencia. If you start from Madrid, the main road is the A-3. You can take it directly or get to it through the AP-36 or the A-40.
If your starting point is Sevilla or some city in the surroundings, you should take the A-4. Then you can connect this road with the A-3 or the A-43, although the A-4 also works.
From Logroño, take the A-23. You can start through the AP-68 or the N-211 and connect it later with the A-23.
An unforgettable trip or a holiday depends on your rental accommodation. The stay is one of the most valued factors by tourists when they arrive in Valencia. On TripKay, we are aware of this and, therefore, we work with the best suppliers in the market to offer you the best rental apartments. We study the needs and requests of our clients to help them find the most suitable accommodation for them. We care about your comfort and rest. We are available for any questions, requests or complaints. Our sole objective is to guarantee you only get high quality rental apartments.
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