ABOUT VALENCIA

Valencia is a nice and modern city on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, that combines history, tradition and modernity in an unusual way. Its architecture dates from the first century B.C. to the most futuristic, 21st century design. Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Valencia, you’ll find the beaches of Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and El Cabañal – Blue Flag beaches that have been awarded certifications such as the Q for Tourist Quality. The city boasts a wide-ranging environmental offer due to its proximity to the Albufera nature reserve and the green lung, located in the old Turia riverbed which crosses the city centre from east to west. Early June is the perfect time to host an event in Valencia because the temperatures are warm, not too high, and it is not a rainy season.

Valencia’s Albufera Natural Park is home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife.
The City of Arts and Sciences is a scientific and cultural leisure complex which can be enjoyed with family or friends, covering around two kilometres of the former riverbed of the River Turia.

Paella is Valencia’s most international dish and Albufera Natural Park is the true home of paella. Another recipes from Valencia that include rice are baked rice, rice with seafood, duck, lobster, wild mushrooms or black rice. Besides, in Valencia you can taste the Horchata (a drink made of chufa, a typical tuber of the Valencia region) or the Valencia’s water (a cocktail based on cava or champagne, orange juice, vodka and gin).

For more information about Valencia please visit http://www.visitvalencia.com or here.