Valencia a city of Arts and Science

Valencia is a beautiful vibrant city full of amazing architecture including the modern complex City of Arts and Sciences. Walking through the old city is a delight during the day and evening. Medieval streets are a buzz with shops and restaurants showcasing Spain’s famous paella or the local tipple of the city Agua de Valencia.

Valencia is situated on the east coast of Spain facing the Mediterranean. It has beautiful beaches to relax on, a large harbour and one of Europe’s busiest port all within easy access from the city centre. The tourist buses are a must when travelling further than the old city.

Central Market

Near the old city is the stunning large Art Nouveau building which is Valencia’s, Central Market. The amount and breath of food on sale is a feast for the eyes. Wondering around the market stalls makes you want to pull up a chair and stay for a while. You can try the local drink horchata can be found here, which is a sweet milk drink made from Tiger Nuts.

City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences complex has a series of breathtakingly striking buildings including the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, which is Valencia’s opera house.

The L’Hemisfèric is a theatre and planetarium showing various films and documentaries. Topics include astronomy, nature and sciences. It’s very popular with people of all ages.

Next to the L’Hemisfèric is the Prince Felipe Museum of Science. This is a large building with modular interactive exhibitions on various subjects including space and archaeology.

The final building in the complex is the Oceanogràfic. It’s Europe’s biggest aquarium with seven different marine environments. There are almost 500 different species can be seen including sea lions, walruses, seals, dolphins, belugas, penguins and sharks.

 

Visit our page on Valencia for more information and beautiful pictures from our travels around Valencia.