Valencia is one of the few cities where the most ancient past, dating back to the year 138 a.C. and the modern present, with innovative and avant-garde buildings, manage to live together in harmony. Valencia is commerce and culture, cinema, theatre, museums, music, and business. It is a centre for modern international design and one of the most active cities in Europe regarding trade fairs and conventions. Because of its geographical location, Valencia has been historically Spain’s door to the Mediterranean and it boasts with the charm of the cities by the sea. Moreover, its fine sand and clear water, the nearness to open sea and to the mountains provides the Valencian coast with an undeniable attractiveness.


Fallas, the most emblematic festivity in Valencia, which takes place in March, has been recently acknowledged as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The tomatina, in Buñol, is a huge tomato street battle, celebrated the last Wednesday in August. Try the authentic “paella valenciana” and taste a glass of cold horchata (typical Valencian drink) with fartons.