This is the heart of the city…. Town hall square!!
Explanations about the city – different parts … where is the city centre – where the America’s cup port and the city of arts and Science…… all connected with the gardens of the ancient river Turia…..
Explanations about different buildings and facilities inside the city of arts and Science ….
Explanations about America’s cup port – facilities for meetings in the Veles e Vents building … and restaurants and hotels next to the port area. For activities, we can use the Ac PORT, for regattas with small boats inside the port, starting point for bg regattas o catamaranes, Karting area depending of the Valencia Street Circuit…. F1 circuit. As well for meetings, the congress Centre, selected as the first congress center in the world.
Route around the city centre … one of the biggest of Europe where we can do a route from roman until the Arabs times. Once of the most impresive buildings in the world in La Lonja, next to the central market, which was declarated World Heritage Monument.
Strong points of Valencia: Paella – is where the world famouse paellas dish was born,… in fact the whole name of the dish is Valencian Paella and there are different specialities like seafood or noodle paella or Lobster Paella. Beach – The city of Valencia has more than 11 km of nice beaches, plenty of restaurants, beach games facitlities and a couple of hotels (one of them a 5* deluxe) located just next to the sea front promenade. Fallas … the most international party. It takes place in March, where the city will transform absoluty its estructure…. The city centre is closed to the traffic and in each square, you will find a “falla”, this is a papier-machè monuments, that normally represent a themed of the city or the Spain… the night of 19 th March, all this monuments (except one – which was selected by the Valencian people and jury…) are burned .. The tradition said, this is a way to “take out” the bad spirits before to start the spring.
Valencia as venue of big events…. Actually, Valencia is the venue for the f1 Urban Circuit for European GP and the last GP of the season for MOTO GP, where normally the worldchampionshid is decided. For football, Valencia CF is one of the biggest clubs in Spain after F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid. Currently playing the Champions League, they are building a new stadium, where the capacity for seats will be increased in more than 20.000 espectactors. Finally, Valencia is well known, specially in Europe, because it was the venue for the AC in 2007. This event left some infraestructures in the Port, that allow Valencia to host different sailing competiton like the recent TP52 worldchampionship or for next year the speed boats worldschampionship
Hotels in Valencia …. Valencia offers a wide range of hotel possibilities: for deluxe groups or individual, you will find the Hotel Westin in the city centre and Balneario las Arenas in the sea front promenade. A good value for money offers the Hotel Melia Valencia and in general all the hotels located in the city of arts and science area. If you prefer the city centre, the vincci chain has two different boutiques hotels … the same that Melia chain, with the Hotel Melia Plaza, located in the town hall square as the best location of the city.
Summary of the city… the old and the new in the same place .. The mountains and the beach…. The posh and the traditional!!
VALENCIA - SPAIN'S WORST KEPT SECRET <ul><li>VIEW OF THE TOWN HALL SQUARE </li></ul>
OVERVIEW OF THE CITY <ul><li>VALENCIA, A TRULY MEDITERRANEAN CITY </li></ul>