Explore the charming old city of Valencia in Eastern Spain with its historic centre, full of beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets and shady squares, a world-leading art and science institution and plenty of culture, tradition, natural beauty and lively nightlife. Over the last decade Valencia has seen a huge rise in the number of visitors choosing to pass through its historic walls, and it’s easy to see why. With excellent transport connections into and out of the city, and situated between two major Spanish metropolises, Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is the perfect city break destination. Being positioned on the Mediterranean Sea is another big draw during the spring and summer months, so visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds; culture and history in the city centre and rest and relaxation in the sun, sea and sand. Book a Valencia Secret Hotel today to make massive savings on your next trip, but shhhh, it’s a secret!
Absolutely everyone will find something to entertain here, from the established museums and theatres, to esteemed art galleries and fairs for culture lovers. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the gorgeous green parks and gardens which are ideal for spending a lazy day in the sun, whilst pleasure-seekers will experience a typically Spanish-style night out at any of the lively bars and clubs. Everyone loves a good party, and the Valencians sure know how to throw one. The most famous celebration on the calendar is Las Fallas, an age-old tradition that takes place in March and involves the ceremonial burning of huge papier maché figures around the city, as well as impressive firework displays and week-long colourful street parties. Get involved during the celebrations by paying to step inside some of the bigger Fallas for a closer look at how the models are made, watching the extravagant parades and grabbing some typical Spanish churros and chocolate from one of the pop-up street stalls.
Eating out is a must in Valencia as not only is it the birthplace of paella, it also has its own regional drink, the horchata, and the cuisine is, in general, exceptionally fresh and delicious. Paella comes in all shapes and sizes here, with specialised flavours, ingredients and secret recipes – there something to suit every taste bud! The central covered market, Mercat Central, is a hubbub of activity and bartering, selling everything from freshly caught fish to stuffed olives and premade horchata. Housed in a striking modernist building, under a huge domed glass roof, it stands out like a silhouette against the blue sky.
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