Valencia is the 3rd largest city of Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. It is a beautiful city with a perfect combination of ancient, medieval and modern cultures with sunny beaches, science centers and quaint streets.
Highlights of Valencia Tour-
Valencia is popular as Old meets New because it has remains of 100 B.C. Roman colony and modern styled architecture too. Historical center of Valencia is one of the largest historical centers of Europe. Valencia was founded by Romans in 100 B.C. Valencia is located on Eastern Coast of Spain besides Mediterranean sea and on the banks of river Turia.
Presenting you the Highlights of Valencia Tour – What are the most not to be missed things in Valencia
North Station –
Having an area of 15,000 sq. m, the North Station building was inaugurated in 1917. This building has beautiful facades having orange motifs. One of the most important commuting center of Valencia.
Town Hall Square –
One of the modern styled architecture, this square has lavish and impressive clock towers, grand marble staircase, houses, municipal archives, museum, gardens and administrative offices. Many events take place at this square which makes this place very lively.
It is a gothic styled, tall tower having 63 m height with 207 steps. View of Historical Valencia is stunning from top of the tower. It was built in 1381. It is octagonal bell tower of Valencia Cathedral and one of the city’s landmark building.
Plaza de la Virgen – One of the oldest and ancient square of Valencia. It dates back to Roman times with 3 iconic buildings – Valencia Cathedral, Basilica de La Virgen de los Desamparados and Palace of Generalitat.
Plaza de la Virgen houses city’s renowned landmarks with outdoor cafes, and perfect spot for photography and history lovers. The center of this square has a very important sculpture named Fountain of Turia. This fountain depicts Neptune, surrounded by 8 naked women representing Valencia’s Turia river with its 8 irrigation canals.
Plaza de Mercado – Department of Commerce and Supplies building which is ona beautiful square with markets, ancient styled buildings painted in splendid colors and nouvao styled art. One of the ancient market complex which is still running. Also known as Central Market famous for various shops.
City of Arts and Science Center- Most important landmark of Valencia with modern styled architecture. It is one of the 12 treasures of Spain. It is a cultural and leisure center with unique architecture. It opens 365 days of the year. It is located on dry river bed of Turia river. It is surrounded by attractive pools of water. This complex houses Opera house, Performing Arts Center, IMAX, Planetarium, Laserium, Walkways/Gardens, Science Museum, Open air Aquarium or Oceanographic Park.
La Lonja – Lonja is iconic monument of the city. Gothic styled architecture, which is built in 1482 and was used for trading in silk. It is also known as Silk Exchange Building. This splendid ancient building is UNESCO Heritage site.
Valencia Cathedral – Roman Catholic church built in 13th century, is situated in the heart of city. Influenced by many architectural styles of Gothic, Roman and Baroque. It is believed that, “The Holy Chalice” which was used in “The Last Supper” is kept inside this cathedral. Also known as St. Mary’s Catheral. It is accompanied by famous bell tower El Miguete.
Street art of Valencia – Wander in streets of Valencia with beautiful sign boards of shops and wall art in traditional styled paintings. Looking similar to vintage styled art.
Exteriors of Buildings – Exteriors of Buildings in Valencia are painted in various colors and adorned with many artifacts, vintage styled lamps, flags, sculptures and flowers.
Valencia can be reached through road and rail network from many cities. Euro-rail connects well with this city. Internal transport can be done by public transport and foot walking tours.
Spainish food from Valencia is very delicious and must try.
Best time to Visit Valencia – Springs to Summer.
Staying Option – There are main 7 plazas in Valencia which are very lively and worth living nearby.
Take a sip of good coffee with delicious Paella or indulge in lively night life of Valencia or get indulged into traditional and historical Valencia or explore science in Valencia during Highlights of Valencia Tour.
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