hotels in Valencia
Valencia has many faces, all of them interesting and full of beauty. On one hand there is the city’s impressive old town, which invites you to venture inside medieval stone buildings, with the Santa María Cathedral, right in the heart of the city, the Miguelete Tower and the Micalet (cathedral tower) built in a gothic style typical of the Levante region, the Puerta de Serranos one of the gates in the ancient city wall or the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) or the Mercaderes (Merchants Market), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On the other hand, Valencia has its surprising futuristic side, with the City of Arts and Sciences, whereas a visit to the Valencia Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) will immerse you in twentieth century art.
A little further out are marvellous landscapes, including Malvarrosa Beach, with its impressive maritime neighbourhood and its Costa de Azahares (orange blossom coast), or the Albufera Natural Park, 10 km to the south of the city. Discover the protected flora and fauna in this natural environment and the impressive rice fields next to the beauty of the wetlands, with one of the largest lakes in Spain.
Other natural spaces in this rich area are the Rafalell y Vistabella marshland and the Huerta Valenciana (Valencia’s horticultural area), where cereal, olives and vines have been cultivated since the Middle Ages.