The beautiful east coast of Spain is a Mediterranean serenity. It’s lush coastline boasts some of the most scenic and mesmerizing terrain in western Europe. A spot that has been secretly awaiting tourist to grace it’s gates is it the city of Valencia. The coastal city that’s roughly 350km south of Barcelona is a major port in Spain. It’s situated where the Turia river meets the Mediterranean.
Valencia has much to offer its visitors with a bustling metropolitan area with bars, restaurants and shopping. As Spain’s third largest city the amenities is what you’d expect from it’s biggest sibling cities, Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia boasts many festivals, foods and drinks that are primarily distinct to the area. One festival that takes place each year in the month of march is the Fallas Festival. This celebration is march of paper mache models ranging in size from a few feet to a few stories high. The models typically take an entire year to build.
The city has an incredible arts scene with bold, futuristic architecture. The “City of Arts and Science” building is a top visitor destination. Built by local Architect Santiago Calatrava. Visiting one of the cities many interactive buildings, such as the planetarium or the oceanarium are must do’s while visiting.
The city offers all types of accommodation from budget to luxury. Hotels in Valencia are easy to come by in any price range. With a wide range of neighbourhoods to choose from you’ll be able to discover something for any type of traveller. Although, if the city streets aren’t your thing, there are many pristine beaches within the city limits for the more laid-back traveller looking to improve their tan and enjoy the warm mediterranean sea. For the more intrepid traveller, a journey to the nearby Albufera Park with miles of walking trails through wetlands and around lakes is a great escape. The wetlands were created as a result of a diversion of the river that use to frequently flood. This has created a beautiful intercity park that rivals some of the most prevalent of any central city parks.
This destination is perfect for travellers looking to visit anytime of year. The weather in Valencia Spain is enjoyable in any month. The area averages 5 hours of sunshine a day and ranges in temperature from 14 to 34 celsius throughout the year. It’s coldest months are January and February with highs still reaching the high teens.
If you haven’t been to Valencia before they I highly recommend you visit at least once in your lifetime. WIth hotels and flights being so affordable, there’s never been a better to time to go!