Magnificent port town of Valencia is the third largest city in Spain positioned right on the eastern coast. Widely known for its cultural heritage and arts, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences also captivate attention with pioneering artistic and scientific exploration. The city gleams with its electrifying nightlife and buzzing shopping centers. A favorite tourist spot featuring exotic beach along with the number of other water activities to explore. Mediterranean temperature keeps the city warm all throughout the year and tourists love exploring the city for its historical remnants.
General Information about Valencia
Population-The city is extremely populous and the urban area has more people as nearly 1.5 million as compare to the rural part. As per statistical report, presently Valencia is experiencing declining population, many families are moving to larger futuristic cities for a better prospect. Although industries are luring young people to pursue steady living and build a career but it’s up to time to tell whether the city could keep its fame as the largest city in Spain in coming years. It has a population roughly 814,208.
Yearly Tourist Numbers– In 2015, the number of tourists reached a record height and this number is increasing steadily. Even tourists are paying repetitive visits to Valencia. Foreign visitors are coming more in numbers.
Short info About History– Romans has founded Valencia, Valencia has interesting past enriched in Christians, Romans and Moors. The city narrates its rich history through the sculpture and architecture built in different periods and era. The old town – El Carmen preserved some of the historical buildings which include Mercado Central, Valencia Cathedraland the government structures. They have their own fascinating story to tell.
Where is Valencia
Província de València is a Spanish city which is situated at the east coast on the shore of river Turia. The city is acknowledged to accommodate maximum population, thus earning fame as a third largest city in Spain. There is that Iberian Peninsula and a fresh water lagoon on the bank of Turia. Positioned along the shoreline of Mediterranean, the city paves way for curious tourists to explore Spain in an excellent way. The long stretch of sandy beaches and pristine water, local cuisine reverberates the Spanish legacy and ethos.
Best Things to do in Valencia
Museums– This city is well known for museums. To name some there are City of the Arts and Sciences, ‘González Martí’ National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuous Arts, Del Carmen Cultural Center, Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences, Museum of Prehistory and Ethnology Museum, Cathedral Museum, Fine Arts Museum Centro del Carmen, Bullfighting Museum, Rice Museum, Military History Museum, House Museum: Concha Piquer and more. There are some other lesser-known museums available preserving time in shape of figurines.
Historical buildings- there are a number of historical monuments and buildings, few selected ones are Torres de Serranos, Lonja de la Seda, Mercado Central, Plaza Redonda, Almudin, Estacion del Norte, Ayuntamiento, Mercado de Colon, Port Americas Cup, EstacionMaritima y Tinglados, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia and more. The city has glorifying heritage and the monuments testify to its resourceful past.
Valencia Tourist Attractions
This dreamy port town renders soothing effect, all the historical monuments and buildings narrate the story of aristocratic past. Plethora of tourist attractions are there, such as Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Las Fallas Festival, Oceanogràfic Valencia, La Lonja de Seda, Mercado Central, Parroquia de San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir, Catedral de Valencia and Plaza de la Virgen, Iglesia de Santo Tomás y San Felipe Neri, Bioparc Valencia and more.
The city offers golden sunny beaches with clean soft sand, among the popular beaches, there are Las Arenas Beach, La Malvarrosa Beach, Patacona Beach, El Saler Beach, La Garrofera Beach, La Devesa Beach and more.
Shopping In Valencia:
Biggest Malls: Tourists whether local or foreigners love shopping. Valencia is popular for their malls and shopping centers. El Saler Centro Comercial, Aqua Multiespacio, Centro Comercial Arena Multiespacio, Nuevo Centro and more. These malls are the biggest and notable for treading number of regular as well as unique items that travels would love trying on.
Local Market– Mercado Central and Mercado de Colon are the two distinguished food markets must to visit. Here foods are worth relishing, nevertheless, Spanish cooking is all about flavor and taste and these two markets offer some of the authentic foods that must not be missed. Ruzafa Market offers an unmistakable traditional feel, then there are Rojas Clemente Market, El Cabanyal Market, El Rastro, Colón Market and more. The street or local markets pose significant attraction to tourists. The flea markets are found spread all across the city selling number of items from antiques to trendy clothes for a reasonable price.
Nightlife in Valencia
Valencia was well known for never-ending parties, thrilling experimental music, groovy music launcher DJs. Today Valencia blazes in the night with an extensive array of clubbing venues lined along the shoreline route from La Ribarroja to Les Palmeretes. The clubs that have opened quite recently not only churn excitement in tourists with fresh mojitos but the overall ambiance sets the mood in an instant. La3 Club, Mya, L’Umbracle – Breathtaking open-air club, Agenda Club and more. Few best-known cafes are Café Negrito, Café Tocado, Radio City, Las Animas Café Bar, Fox Congo, Café de las Horas.
Temperature– the average temperature in Valencia is 23.0 °C in the day and at night it is 13.8 °C. January is the month,Valencia experiences cold when the temperature drops to from 14 to 20 °C during the daytime and at night it is 4 to 12 °C. The warmest month is August when the temperature rises to 28 to 34 °C. October is the wettest of all months where the average raining would be 89mm. The average sea temperature remains 26°C in the month of August.
There is an unmistakable mild temperate climate condition that Valencia experiences all throughout the year. The winter is mild and summers are warmer in comparison, the annual temperature on an average is 17ºC. Rarely the temperature is seen falling below 10ºC. The rainfall is not that extreme, it is in the season of autumn and the initiation of spring rain falls. The pleasant sunny climate is deemed best for basking.