Valencia is one of the largest cities in Spain and it is situated on the Turia riverbanks. The climate of Valencia is subtropical and Mediterranean having long, hot summers and mild winters. The best time to visit Valencia is during the seasons of spring and autumn. For cheap hotels in Valencia, there are plenty of good choices. For a five star stay, the famous Hotel Hospes Palau De La Mar is a popular choice.
The Latin name of Valencia is “Valentia” which means “valour”. This word was used to give recognition to the Roman soldiers who fought the war. During the 2nd century B.C., it was believed that the city was founded by the Roman soldiers.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Valencia is famous for its Fallas Festival which is a traditional festivity held every March and you can see huge paper mache models and amazing firework displays during this festival. The best place to start your sightseeing is along Barrio del Carmen where you can find the magnificent Valencia Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin. Another must-see attraction is the Llotja de la Seda which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have a relaxing stroll along the riverbed of Turia, which is a huge beautiful park that features many outdoor activities. On the edge of the park is the City of Arts and Science which is a popular attraction in Valencia.
The old town of Valencia is best explored on foot, but another option is to hire a bike. To save money on transportation it is advisable to buy Bonobus and Bonometro which are good for ten rides on the bus and train. From Valencia port, ferries ply between the Balearic Islands.