Valencia - Spain's third largest city

Introduction to Valencia City and Valencia Province

Valencia City

Valencia is Spain's third largest city behind the capital Madrid and Barcelona. The Valencian Communidad has its own language Valenciano (somewhat akin to French) and they are very proud of it. The city of Valencia is a beautiful, multi-cultural city with so much to see and do.

For those of you who enjoy shopping Valencia offers something for everyone. There are three Cortes Ingles stores and a host of very exclusive shops selling fashion clothes, leather goods, furniture and food. There are several churches and a Cathedral in the city together with a large indoor food market selling fresh meat, fish and greengrocery to the public - remember to visit in the morning as the market closes around lunchtime.

There are innumerable cafes, bars and an extensive range of restaurants providing the chance to explore cuisine from many different countries e.g. Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Mexican.

Valencia Province

Valencia is a province of Spain and is bordered by the provinces of Alicante, Albacete, Cuenca,Terual, Castelion and the Mediterranean sea.

Of the province's population of around two and a quarter million people, approximately one-third live in the capital, Valencia city which is also the capital of the autonomous community. There are 265 municipalities in the Valencian province..

Places to visit in Valencia City
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Oceanografic Aquarium (Sea World experience)

The Oceanogràfic unit, part of the City of Arts and Sciences, is the largest aquarium in Europe and contains representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Each building is identified with the following aquatic environments: the Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Antarctic, the Arctic, Islands, and the Red Sea, as well as the Dolphinarium with 24 million litres of water and a depth of 10.5 metres. The Underwater Restaurant and the Access Building which welcomes visitors stand out because of their spectacular roofs designed by Félix Candela.

Important Monuments to visit in the city of Valencia

Every important monument in the city has the sign: "Valencia Museu Obert" (Valencia Open Museum) along with an ID number. If you phone (34) 650 800 200, after selecting the ID number you will find all the information you need to know about the monument you are looking at.

Formula One Racing

Valencia has recently opened its doors to Formula One racing and includes racing on roads adjacent to the race track and around the port, Click here to find more information..


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