Capital of Comunidad Valenciana this vibrant city is famous for being place where El Cid (Spain´s national hero) fought against Moors.
Situated close to Mediterranean Sea, it possesses two urban beaches still within township plus several beaches just a bus ride away such as Cullera, Gandía and Oliva.
Valencia also has a good, modern shopping center, a pulsating nightlife and plenty to interest children ... Gulliver Park Playground, Botanical Gardens, Zoo and l´Oceanogrŕfic that wonderful aquarium and biggest in Europe.
The most important fiesta of this city is that of Fallas which lasts from 15th-19th March. Easter Week is also very much celebrated, with some splendid processions.
And, of course, Valencia offers plenty of culture and history!
At heart of old Valencia is Plaza de la Virgen, once location of Roman Forum. Around this beautiful square is Cathedral dating from 1262, and its octagonal bell tower called Micalet or Miguelete which is landmark to Valencia.
In Cathedral´s Museum are works by several wonderful artists such as Goya, Jacomart, Cellini and Paggibonsi.
Next to Cathedral is Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados a temple dedicated to patroness of Valencia, built between 1652 and 1667.