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Valencia Visitor information

There are many landmarks to visit in Valencia, with many historical and Futuristic buildings to see. The Ceramics Museum (Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas) is a spectacular sight with its decorated and ornately carved exterior. 

Visit the City of Arts and Sciences, one of Europe's most impressive centers dedicated to cultural and scientific exhibitions. 

You will find the largest aquarium of Europe in Valencia, the Oceanografic Valencia. With it´s unique building, you can see more than 500 different marine species and wander around seeing its 45,000 sea creatures.  You can also dine in their underwater restaurant which I surrounded by a giant aquarium. 

La Lonja de Seda has a magnificent structure resembling a medieval castle which was built in the 15th Century and was used as the City´s Silk Exchange. As a visitor you can climb its 144 stone steps of the tower’s helical staircase. 

The Mercado Central is opposite the Lonja, it's a spacious marketplace built in 1928, the hall is filled with market stalls where vendors can sell food products. 

The Cathedral of Valencia and Plaza de la Virgen is a beautiful building to visit, you can admire it´s exterior and interior features and all of it´s grand doorways. The Plaza is surrounded by several landmark buildings, the Palace of the Generalitat is among many and a Neptune fountain in its center. 

The Church of Saint Thomas and Saint Philip is a beautiful Historic Monument with a decorated Baroque exterior and blue tiled dome. You can attend a Mass to see the sanctuary, however it is not open for the public to visit. 

Travel 

Valencia Airport is located 9 kms west of the City Centre. You can take either the metro or a Taxi from the Airport. 

The best way to get around Valencia and take in your surroundings is by walking, you can walk around the Old Town or even the reconstructed river bed to the Beach. Or you can also hire a bike! 

There is also a Metro system called Xátiva or a Bus system which both run throughout the day until night, lastly you can get around by Taxi or Tram. Valencia has two train Stations (Estación del Nord & Valencia Joaquín Sorolla).

History of Valencia

Valencia is one of the oldest cities in Spain with many historic buildings, and it´s history sems from the Moors, Christians and Romans which is reflected on the architecture and culture of the City. Valencian Gothic Architecture appeared between the 12th and 15th century, and the City holds characteristics influenced by it´s Roman past, and techniques from the Mediterranean construction. 

The Valencia Cathedral is one of the most striking buildings in the City, it was built mainly between the 13th and 15th Century however was extended over 4 centuries, with the style mainly being Gothic amongst its other styles of Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical and Renaissance. 

El Miguelete is the Cathedral´s octagonal shaped bell tower that stands over the old city, 

In the 13th century The Santa Catalina Church was built on the site of a prior mosque. A lot of the interior had to be rebuilt in 1548 due to a fire, acquiring it´s Baroque style. Today you can still see the 13th century gothic exterior, however it has since been restored in 1785. In 1936 the interior of the Church was vandalized and burned by Republican Militiamen, and then restored and saved as much as possible in the 1950´s.

In 1961 the North Train Station was declared a Historical Artistic Monument; it was completed at the beginning of the 20th century. This exterior of the Station is incredible with a monument standing tall at the top. 

In the old town you will find a Palace built during the 15th Century, which currently houses the local Government with a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Herrerian Styles.

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