Sometimes it’s rather complicated to pick the perfect holiday destination. Warm or cold? Culture or leisure? Alone or with friends? Stop worrying! Valencia has everything you need for a fabulous holiday. Taste the famous paella valenciana, try a refreshing Horchata or enjoy the festivities of Las Fallas. But most important of all, be sure to visit the magnificent “City of Arts and Sciences”.
Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. But the city shouldn’t be jealous of it’s big sisters. The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of arts and sciences) is an impressing architectural complex, that hosts several cultural buildings and provides entertainment for all ages.
The site, constructed by the famous architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, was inaugurated in 1998 and soon became the biggest and most popular tourist attraction of Valencia.
Dive into the world of culture and science in the Prince Felipe museum. This science museum occupies about 40.000m2, over 3 floors and it’s structure resembles the skeleton of a dinosaur. The idea is to discover science in a fun and educational way, though workshops and experiments. The space is also used for numerous social and cultural events, such as the biggest LAN party in Europe.
Another building is L´Hemisfèric, which houses an IMAX theatre and a planetarium that will bewilder you. It is shaped in the form of a gigantic eyeball..
For great pictures and astonishing views, go to L´Umbracle. Take a walk through the gardens and under the floating arches. The most impressive is the promenade of sculptures, an outdoor art gallery with works of contemporary artists. Other highlights are the Oceabogrèfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, dedicated to music (especially opera) and theatre, and the l´Assut de l´Or bridge.
Now that you know that the city of arts and science in Valencia combines the best of art, culture and entertainment, do you still doubt about where to go for holidays? Rent apartments in Valencia, and enjoy the best available accommodation.