On holiday on the Costa Blanca? Do not forget to visit Valencia, a city known for its paella and unique sights.
Always wanted to know where the Spanish rice dish ‘paella’ comes from? You know for sure that the dish originates in Valencia after you have tried several types of paellas. But not only the paella is good: in the city you can admire many sights, from historic buildings to modern architecture. Tip: Rent a bike! Valencia is bike friendly.
SIGHTS OF VALENCIA
In Valencia you discover the real Spain: a combination of beautiful beaches, a warm summer breeze and atmospheric old churches provides the ultimate holiday feeling. So you can visit the Cathedral of Valencia, an impressive cathedral built between 1262 and 1356. You should also not forget to visit Plaza del Ayuntamiento. The main square is the most central and is characterized by the old and prestigious buildings around it.
Curious about the history of the city? With a visit to the Eixample district you go back in time. Here you will find the authentic Valencia back with old streets and narrow alleys. The ‘Valencia Estació del Norte’ train station is a unique sight: the inside of the station is completely decorated with mosaics and ceramics. Valencia is also known for its sandy beaches. Playa Malvarossa is located next to the port of Valencia, where there is much to experience. There are many restaurants, bars and cafes to find and you can enjoy sitting on one of the attractive terraces.