Valencia Travel Guide - Introduction
Welcome to Valencia, the so-called "Renaissance City" of Spain!
Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast in southeastern Spain. With beautiful beaches, fascinating architecture, a world-class football team and an unrivalled nightlife, the city offers everything your heart desires. Valencia is also home to the "paella" and boasts excellent Mediterranean cuisine with seafood and other delicacies.
Even more interesting, however, are the fiestas held each year and discovered by people from across the world. "Las Fallas", one of the loudest and most famous festivals in Spain, is a perfect example. During the "Las Fallas", towering scenes of caricatures are constructed of wood, cardboard and papier-maché. They are then evaluated by a jury, possibly rewarded a prize and then set on fire! A truly amazing sight.
Romans, Visigoths, Moors and Christians have all left their marks in Valencia. In recent years the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava was built, which sparked a huge revitalization of the city. This interesting mix of modern buildings is one of the most impressive projects in this millennium in Europe, and has lured crowds of visitors to the city. The buildings of Calatrava and a handful of other projects have turned Valencia into a new "hot spot" and easily one of the most popular places in Spain.
Futuristic and historic buildings, paella, football, fetivals, beaches, museums and an exciting night life: learn Spanish in Valencia and experience it all for yourself!