Interesting facts about Valencia
Valencia is an autonomous region of Spain, where the warm weather that disposes to the rest, keeps more than 300 days a year. There are many resort areas 500 km long on the Mediterranean coast, including famous Costa Brava and Costa de Valencia. The palms, orange and tangerine trees grow along the banks of the river Turia. There is a beautiful park with the fountains, statues and child’s attractions in the old river bed. The capital of Valencia is the third largest city of Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The local residents are very cheerful and friendly; they treat the tourists to paella and local wines. There is a lot of celebrations in Valencia, so the excursion tours in Valencia will please the fans of cognitive rest with national color.
The history of Valencia counts more than 22 centuries. City’s attractions- the old architectural monuments and the new original buildings – are located densely. We offer the tour in Valencia on foot or by public transport. On Plaza de la Reina you can find the Cathedral, built in the middle of the XIII century at the site of the destroyed mosque. The iron gates of Cathedral are made in baroque, Apostol’s gates- in the gothic style and the Palace gates – in the Roman style. The Cathedral of Valencia stores the Holy Grail – the chalice from which Jesus Christ drank wine at the Last Supper. Its authenticity is officially recognized by Vatican.
The narrow streets of the old city lead to the gothic building of “Lonja de la Seda”, build at the turn of the XV and XVI centuries. You should also enter Mercado Central, whose building is an example of architecture “at-nouveau” with the use of mosaics, stained glass and ceramics – was built in 1928. Every day, except Sunday, more than thousand stalls offer fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheese and ham, dry fruits, species, sea food, etc.
The modern buildings of Valencia (such as Music Palace and the Institute of Modern Art) also attract the tourist’s attention. You must visit the futuristic architectural complex of City of arts and sciences, created by the architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. This complex includes IMAX cinema, aquarium, showroom, Prince Felipe Science Museum and Queen Sofia Palace of Arts.
Valencia offers the rest at the seaside, excursions to the protected areas of Mediterranean Forest and visits to the nurseries and safari. Between the active and beach rest you can snack on one of the symbols of Valencia– paella. Traditional Valencian paella is made of white rice, rabbit meat, chicken and snails with vegetables and beans.
We also offer excellent seaside rest in Alicante – tourist center of Costa Blanca (“white coast”). The climate of Alicante is sunny (about 330 sunny days a year) and dry; it rains only rarely (in autumn and spring). The hottest month on the Mediterranean coast of Costa Blanca is August; in the daytime the temperature rises to 34 degrees. Mild weather and well-arranged beach attracts the tourists from all over Europe to Alicante.
Another popular resort of Valencia is Benidorm. You can easily get there from Alicante or Valencia by taxi or public commuter bus. The tourists call Benidorm “Spanish Las-Vegas” for the abundance and diversity of entertainments. Nice rest at the seaside of Benidorm provides temperate Mediterranean climate with an average summer temperature of up to +26 °C. Bathing season in Benidorm lasts until the middle of October. The hospitable seaside of Benidorm is divided into three beaches. If you want to have the best seaside rest in Spain, welcome to the popular tourist beach Playa de Levante. The lovers of peace and relax should visit the secluded beach Playa de Poniente not far from the center or small beach Mal Pas near the harbor.
Besides swimming and sunbathing, Benidorm is perfect for the rest with children. Small tourists will gladly visit the water parks Aqualandia and Aqua Natura, zoos Mundomar and Terra Natura and a huge amusement park Terra Mitica (Land of Myth), devoted to the ancient mythical civilizations.
On the Mediterranean coast, on the plain between the sea and two turquoise lagoons, you can see the city of Torrevieja. Due to its location, it was called “the pearl of the Mediterranean”. The climate here is mild, and the sun pleases the vacationers 320 days a year, and there is no unbearable heat. 20 km long sandy beaches providing the unforgettable seaside rest in Torrevieja, their comfort and ecological purity is confirmed by the “blue flag” of EU. Besides the warm sea, you should plunge into the pink waters of the salt lake of Salinas de Torrevieja. Seaweed and salt gives lake its unusual color. Water and mud of Salinas de Torrevieja (as well as in the Dead Sea) are healing.
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