The city by the Turia river is the third largest in Spain and may well combine the best of the Mediterranean and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Barcelona and the soul of Madrid. And although it has learnt a lot from these two big cities, Valencia itself is unique. Discover every aspect of it when you stay at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Valencia and lose yourself in the traditions of the city that coexist alongside major innovative landmarks like the City of Arts and Sciences. In Valencia you can take in the freshness of the sea when you visit Malvarrosa beach or the heady smell of gunpowder when it’s time to celebrate Las Fallas. Make sure you do all of this while enjoying a glass of horchata and a good paella.
The City of Arts and Sciences showcases Valencia at its most avant-garde; this cultural and exhibition space has revolutionised the city’s image. The 2 km complex was designed by Félix Candela and Santiago Calatrava and includes emblematic buildings like the Oceanographic, Hemisfèric and the Prince Philip Science Museum. Stay at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Valencia for the best views of this major attraction during your stay.
A good way to explore the traditional essence of the city when staying at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in Valencia is to pay a visit to the central market, spread over 8,000 square metres, where you can discover thousands of fresh products. From there, you can wander around the city centre, through Plaza Redonda and Plaza de la Virgen where you’ll find three of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia: the Cathedral of Santa María, the Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and the Palau de la Generalitat. If you want a fabulous view of the city, there is nothing like climbing to the top of the Miguelete tower. Standing at 51 metres tall, the view of the city from the top is very special: watching the sunset from this vantage point is an experience you’ll never forget.
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