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Visiting Valencia

Believe it or not, paella originated in Valencia, and if that’s not reason enough to visit, we don’t know what is. Once you’ve exhausted the offerings at Valencia’s fine restaurants, you’ll find a host of fresh ingredients with which to make your own seafood concoction at Valencia’s legendary Mercado Central, home to over 1,000 stalls selling the freshest provisions around. You can’t miss the city’s massive and modern City of Arts and Sciences, home to fascinating and beautiful institutions like the huge Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe. And, with its host of bars and traditional festivals like Feria de Julio and Fallas kicking off regularly, you’ll have no trouble finding some excellent nightlife in Valencia.

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Believe it or not, paella originated in Valencia, and if that’s not reason enough to visit, we don’t know what is. Once you’ve exhausted the offerings at Valencia’s fine restaurants, you’ll find a host of fresh ingredients with which to make your own seafood concoction at Valencia’s legendary Mercado Central, home to over 1,000 stalls selling the freshest provisions around. You can’t miss the city’s massive and modern City of Arts and Sciences, home to fascinating and beautiful institutions like the huge Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe. And, with its host of bars and traditional festivals like Feria de Julio and Fallas kicking off regularly, you’ll have no trouble finding some excellent nightlife in Valencia.

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Stories and Tips Valencia

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Wandering around old Valencia

Written by Esigodini on 15 Mar, 2005

We enjoyed wandering around old Valencia. The old quarter of town is relatively compact, with wall murals and orange trees providing a more intimate complement to the grander churches and monuments. The centre of the old town is dominated by Valencia’s cathedral (open Tuesday to Sunday…Read More


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Preparing for Fallas

Written by Esigodini on 15 Mar, 2005

The tourist highlight of the Valencia calendar is the Fallas week from March 12 to March 19. Being in town a week earlier, we were able to experience the lower-key anticipation of the pyrotechnics to come. It was very clear that Fallas means a lot…Read More


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Mascleta firecrackers

Written by Esigodini on 15 Mar, 2005

The pyrotechnic climax of Valencia’s Fallas festivities is the burning of the best large floats during the "Nit de Foc" on the night of March 18. This is the high-point of a spectacular week of float-burning, fireworks, and processions that starts on March 12 and…Read More


Day Dreaming in Valencia

Written by ERinValencia on 19 Apr, 2005

Tamara Existing in a world of old and new, the reversal of the established and accepted was unnerving, yet their relationship drew me from my purpose for a time. At eye level, the newness of the grey marble, the stainless steel railings, and the frailty of the…Read More


Weekend in Valencia

Written by andreawww on 22 Jul, 2009

Finally, I visited Valencia! I was thinking about this trip since months, it’s pretty close to where I live so that it was a great destination to spend some days. I lost the biggest city event, one of the most crazy festival in Spain, "Las…Read More


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