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Tour Guide, Valencia, Spain

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By Amparo Morato

See the Valencia Cathedral and Chapel of the Holy Chalice

Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral is a Gothic building, but as it took so many years to build, which is why each of the gates around it is a different style, according to the stages of building it ... from the oldest Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque art. Also inside houses the relic of the Holy Grail, which was used at the Last Supper.

Visit the merchants or Lonja Lonja Silk

Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca

Building World Heritage proclaimed by UNESCO since 1996. One building in Spain together with the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca with columns helically shaped opening palm.

Visit and Buy Central Market

Central Market Valencia

This is one of the largest markets in Europe, with over 8000 m2 inside, with 900 posts. Modernist building from 1928, conducted by Alejandro Soler and Francesc Guardià.

CAC, The City of Arts and Sciences

CAC, The City of Arts and Sciences

Modernist complex created by architect Santiago Calatrava, is many buildings linked through various bridges, located and constructed on the old Turia, made from 1997-2011.

The most innovative part of Valencia, which surprises no doubt for its architecture in white and blue, two symbols, white light of the Mediterranean and blue river water because around that area flowed the river at the time until it was diverted and has been chosen to create the City of Arts and Sciences area. Do not fail to pasearos among its buildings decorated with the typical Valencian ceramics, using the technique of trencadís, as Gaudí did.

Channel and gardens of the old River Turia (Monforte, Nurseries ...)

Channel and Gardens of River Turia

Valencia has a large landscaped green area surrounding the historical center, the great heart of the city, a belt, the old riverbed crossing and through the city, over 11km long for walking, running, cycling ...

View sunset in Albufera Natural Park. (With the dunes, the Dehesa and the Marsh)

Sunset in Albufera

One of the most beautiful sunsets in Spain, watch as the sun sets on the Lagoon, is a luxury you can afford just 20km from the city, through a boat trip to see the lake or a visit to an old fisherman's house, the "shack". A beautiful picture watch the sun goes down and dyed silver highlights the lake.

Eat a good, genuine and authentic paella

Authentic Paella

It is well known that the paella, is famous in Spain, but original Valencia. The you can find in many restaurants but only the best can taste near the sea, in the restaurants of Paseo de Neptuno.

Remember that authentic paella is made of meat (chicken and rabbit), vegetables and rice.

Savor authentic horchata (The oldest city Horchateria you have it next to the Cathedral, El Siglo)


Another thing you should not miss, part of the Valencian cuisine, try the horchata, refreshing beverage made with tiger nuts, water and sugar.

See the sea, visit Malvarrosa beach or the port area (where major events took place and events such as the 32nd America's Cup or Formula I.)

Visit the Bioparc zoo and the largest aquarium in Europe, the Oceanographic.

Delfinario Oceanographic Valencia

And finally for animal lovers, do not let the opportunity to see the Bioparc or Oceanogràfic.

Bioparc Valencia

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