Valencia is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain and features a wide variety of options at any time of year.
Valencia is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain and features a wide variety of options at any time of year
Its climate, architecture, beaches and cultural and culinary range are just some of the wonders that make Valencia a destination of choice for millions of people.
However, there are still some attractive corners in the city which haven’t yet been discovered by everyone. Exploring its nooks and crannies will help you enjoy your time in this Mediterranean city on the River Turia to the full because it stimulates each of your senses. Plus its traditions and venues bring you unique sensations you won’t have experienced before.
- Intense aroma
Besides the springtime scent of oranges, the classic local fruit, in March you can stimulate your sense of smell with the characteristic tang of mascletás firecrackers. Valencia is one of the cities par excellence for traditional festivals. The Fallas festivities put on show the hard work and exuberance of Valencians in parades, the craftsmanship of the falleros who make the fallas, the figures burned during the festival, and most of all gunpowder, the key component of local celebrations.
- Impressive image
Valencia is an ideal place to visit at any time of year. Here you can swim off the best beaches anywhere along the Spanish coastline while its historic centre, Central Market and especially the Valencia Silk Exchange are also other musts when visiting this great city. This stimulus for your sense of sight also includes a stroll along Valencia’s coastal lagoon and doing sport right along the former bed of the Turia down to the sea.
- Unrivalled caress
Valencia is right there for you. You can explore hands-on its unrivalled locations up close including the Oceanogràfic de València oceanarium where you can sleep with sharks or swim with seals and dolphins. The Oceanogràfic de València is the largest venue of its kind in Europe and authentically reproduces the most significant marine ecosystems so we can appreciate our sense of touch through the beauty of marine animals.
- Unique flavour
The sense of taste comes to the forefront during your visit to Valencia in its cuisine. Besides its healthy Mediterranean diet, you can tuck into its typical dish par excellence, Valencian paella, or sip some refreshing horchata, tiger nut milk with an intense flavour and lots of benefits for your health.
- Gift to your ears
Valencia has an extensive musical and entertainment programme on its cultural calendar. Audiences can listen to renowned operas at the Palau de les Arts opera house and cultural centre or enjoy stunning classical music concerts at the Palau de la Música de València concert hall. Plus when it’s not hosting conferences the Valencia Conference Centre also puts on concerts and shows such as the performance by Argentine group Les Luthiers scheduled for next March.