Located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, València is the third largest city in Spain. With a multicultural past, the Iberian, Roman, Visigoth and Moorish influence can be seen in many of the city’s most representative monuments and buildings. Tradition sits alongside cutting-edge architecture, natural parks like The Albufera, and the white sand beaches on the coast, offering visitors multiple possibilities in a twenty-first century modern city.
Places to visit
• València’s Silk Exchange – UNESCO’s World Heritage Site:
València boasts thriving cultural, gastronomic and nightlife possibilities. At the heart of València Old Town is the must-see Barrio del Carmen, an ancient district with cobbled streets, lined with medieval buildings and full of life. The old Turia riverbed now hosts a large green area where you can go for a walk or a bike ride, past the futuristic buildings of the City of Arts and Science. The University of València, founded in 1499, is one of the oldest universities in Spain.
• In València you can go sightseeing, relax on the beach, enjoy the fantastic cuisine or simply go shopping in modern malls or shops and boutiques in town.
City of Arts and Sciences alongside the former riverbed:
Valencian famous dish: Paella and Central food market
Find out more:
City of València
Region of València
What to visit and map