Spain's third largest city grew from a first century Roman outpost to become a rival to Barcelona's dizzying energy and Madrid's cultural attractions-which explains the colorful mix of cosmopolitan buildings and Old World charm you'll encounter around every corner. While the city boasts Lladró porcelain, the UNESCO-recognized La Lonja, or Old Silk Exchange, and the imposing Valencia Cathedral, just a few miles away is a world of undulating hillsides covered in vineyards and a magical maze of caverns to tempt you as well. As you explore each fascinating facet of this beautiful city you'll discover that it will never fail to delight, inspire and surprise.
The Oceanogràfic of the City of Arts and Sciences is the largest aquarium in Europe and contains representatives of the world's main marine ecosystems.
Designed in the Middle Ages, the center still retains its star-shaped grid pattern. Here you will find the North Railway Station, City Hall and Plaza de Toros de Valencia, the city's bullring, which was built in 1841 to resemble the Roman Coliseum.
The museum houses the ninots (gigantic cardboard, wood and plaster figures) from the Fallas Festival that are spared from burning every year by popular vote.
Albufera Natural Park
Albufera is the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetlands in the Iberian Peninsula.
Discover the history of porcelain and the steps of the Lladro manufacturing process of the world famous figurines.
Pago de Tharsys Winery
Located on the high plateau of Requena at an altitude of 650 meters, the winery boasts 12 hectares of vineyard and produces Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Albarino and Tempranillo varietals.
Requena was a strategic Moorish enclave built in the middle ages. The town has been declared Property of Cultural Interests.
El Saler Beach
Located in Albufera Natural Park, the beach boasts 2.6km of fine golden sand.