Valencia offers a combination of avant-garde style, culture and Mediterranean spirit, bound to captivate any visitor. A mild climate with 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 19º C make Valencia an ideal destination at any time of year. A rich and varied cuisine whose key ingredient is rice prepared in a variety of ways, with paella as the signature dish.
In Valencia, you have seven kilometres of beaches on which to find your perfect spot. Choose from city beaches, which you can get to by metro or tram, or more unspoilt beaches, such as El Saler in the Albufera Natural Park.
In Valencia there is always something to celebrate. Its most important festivals include Las Fallas, when the city is filled with gigantic sculptures that are burned to mark the arrival of springtime.
Valencia converted the former bed of the River Turia, which used to run through the city, into an enormous 9 km long park. Today it is a green lung in which to walk, cycle, play sport, go to cafés, etc
Great 21st century buildings, such as the City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava, The Conference Centre by Norman Foster and the Veles e Vents building by David Chipperfield, have all helped to make Valencia a landmark of architecture and a symbol of European avant-garde.