Travel to Valencia in Spain and enjoy cultural inspiration on the Iberian Coast
Travelers to Valencia will be drawn like a magnet to the City of Arts and Sciences - a modern complex of museums, exhibitions, opera, and performing arts centers. The wave that inspired the architectural exterior of the L'Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium in Europe today. It is simply spectacular to visit, and with over 500 species of underwater creatures, it is well worth spending a few hours of your trip to Valencia there.
A modern complex contrasts the old city
Whether you decide to enjoy a casual 3D movie at the IMAX or enjoy opera or musical performance at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía within the massive Arts & Science complex, you will be amazed by the L'Umbracle which has a landscaped walkway covered with plants.
You'll find yourself with a glass of orange juice from a Valencia cafe gazing up to the wonderful facades of the medieval buildings of this city which have been repainted ove the centuries. When you've walked the streets admiring the old buildings, head into the Mercado Central (Central Market) to sample some Paella. You'll be surprised to learn that Paella originated in Valencia and served with chicken and rabbit as well as seafood. Try all three on your travels to Valencia.
Pristine Beaches on the Mediterranean
Ninety miles north of Valencia is the Peniscola Beach and favorite destination for travelers to Valencia enroute to Barcelona. The pristine beaches and village lifestyle provides a relaxing feel on your vacation to Spain. This Mediterranean city has perpetually been surrounded by fortified walls and the endless golden sands of its two beaches. Walking the medieval streets is a highlight and the perfect activity before or after you reach the bustling city of Barcelona.