Valencia is the capital of the Valencian Autonomous Region. It is the 3rd largest and most important city in Spain, and the 15th in the European Union.
Since its Roman beginnings in the year 138 BC, it has progressively built up the enormous riches brought by the successive cultures that have settled there (The Visigoths, the Moslems…) To tour Valencia is to feel the plurality and the evolution of a city whose prosperous historical heritage cohabits harmonically with the more recent and innovative constructions.
A stroll around the historic centre, taking in religious temples and civil monuments, of, among others, gothic, baroque and modernist styles, drop by the famed museums, or admire such emblematic projects as the City of Arts and Sciences, or the Congress Palace; these are only a few of the many proposals Valencia suggests to the visitor.
In this attractive city, washed by the Mediterranean, one will find mild temperatures, a rich gastronomy, fiestas and traditions still full of life, plus a wide offer of cultural and leisure options…Let yourself be carried away, and know what needs be to enjoy a happy stay.
The port of Valencia boasts a sea front divided in two large parts. In the north, united by a wide and attractive Maritime Walk, one finds the towns most popular beaches, Malvarrosa and Cabañal.
Apart from enjoying the sun and the bathing, the Valencian coastline offers a multitude of activities. Its 26 kilometres of beach provide the perfect stage for windsurfing, light sailing, and many nautical activities. Or indeed one can walk or cycle along the paths of the Natural Park, or navigate the channels of the Albufera aboard traditional crafts.
Valencia has one of the most benign climates in Europe, mild, typically Mediterranean, with a mean annual temperature greater than 17ºC. Summers are warm, and winters moderate.