Valencia is famous for being the place that the rice dish called paella has originated, so don’t miss trying out this traditional Spanish food made of rice, green vegetables and seafood or meat, along with special seasonings. Plus, the name Valencia oranges came from this city in honor of all the sweet orange trees in the area. Valencia is also a great place to come to enjoy the fun nightlife and the beautiful beaches of Spain.
When in Valencia, don’t forget to stroll around in the city and admire the beautiful buildings, take in the true Spanish atmosphere and make sure to enjoy all the wonderful things to do in Valencia.
If you are going on a holiday to Valencia, try to find time to head to one of the famous beaches in the area, such as Playa de Patacona, which is said to be very pretty and less crowded than Playa de Malvarossa, the most popular beach in Valencia.
For those who wish to party in the evenings, the nightlife scene in Valencia is loaded with opportunities for dancing, singing, going to bars and clubs, and making friends with the locals. The most popular area is the older part of town near Avenida de Aargon and Canocas, or around Honduras and Xuquer squares.
The aquarium in Valencia is called The Oceanografic and houses more than 45,000 marine creatures featuring 500 species, including sharks, whales, penguins, rays, sea lions, and walruses that came from several different world seas. There is also a garden area in this place, with 80 different species of plants.
If you love basketball, then try to attend a game played by the Valencia Basket Club, the city’s professional basketball team. The team is part of the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) and has previously played in the Eurocup.
Valencia features a subtropical Mediterranean climate which brings in a very mild winter season and some long, hot summer days.
Come in around March for the famous Falles Festival which honors St. Joseph and celebrates the town’s monuments. If you love running or at least watching marathons and races, visit the city in November for the popular Valencia Marathon.
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