Valencia centred in the middle of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline boasts an array of golden sandy beaches and a City where tradition and history is blended sympathetically with modern and chic. Open air terraces in tranquil plazas for al fresco dining, monuments, towers and museums, large historic food market, outstanding artistic heritage, tours by horse and cart or open top bus, all add to the sophisticated style and attraction of the city. From the stylish shopping offered in Calle Colón set alongside the tradition of the Bull ring and spectacular train station ‘Estacion del Norte’.
The river Turia which once bordered the city, has been converted into Europe’s largest leisure zone, with gardens, fountains, walkways, Gulliver’s playground for children, bike hire and sports fields all creating a tranquil and peaceful area ideal for those restful days and with plenty of shade under the many large palm trees. Linking the city to the sea, following the river Turia you eventually meet the spectacular futuristic structures of the City of Arts and Sciences, an amazing gathering of white architecture bathed in crystal blue lagoons providing another great area of leisure and entertainment. Here you can enter into the world of the interactive Science Museum, a 360º Cinema, enjoy a concert in the Opera House, a walk through the sheltered gardens of the ‘Umbracle’ or venture into the world of water in the Aquarium ‘Oceanographic’ with its daily Dolphin show, or just simply marvel at the spectacular design and style from the walkways below.
Not forgetting the beach and marina of Valencia too – a long palm tree lined promenade hosts many seafood restaurants and in the summer market stalls help bring the beach front to life until the early hours of the morning. The Americas Cup port and royal Marina host of major sporting events also has trendy bars and restaurants. Stroll around the Formula 1 European Grand Prix circuit which is hosted here every year in August.
Valencia is a beautiful city with plenty of accommodation at reasonable prices, if you are looking for apartments on the front line of the beach, in the traditional old town, or overlooking the spectacular City of Arts and Sciences then Valencia-Holiday.com have the ideal apartment for you.
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