Valencia not only allows you to relax by the sea, enjoying the mild climate and beautiful beaches, but also to combine beach holidays with a rich sightseeing program, because there are many sights in the city and its surroundings. Not so long ago Valencia was considered one of the poorest cities in Spain, but now a lot has changed here, it is developing dynamically and attracts more and more tourists – however, the cost of recreation here is still lower than in many tourist centers of the country.
During a sightseeing tour of Valencia you can see some of the following sights:
Most often, guides start their Valencia tours from the Old Town, which is particularly rich in sights. In the Plaza de la Virgin square with its fountains and orange trees you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient city very clearly. It's a very beautiful place to take nice pictures.
The decoration of the square is the Valencia Cathedral – as in almost any major city in Europe, it is one of the most impressive buildings in terms of both appearance and interior decoration. The Holy Grail is kept here and, unlike others, this one is recognized by the Catholic Church as true.
The Silk Exchange, an example of late Mediterranean Gothic architecture, is also noteworthy. Silk trade was conducted here, trade tribunal sat here, and from 1408 there had been a bank. Many interesting facts about the Silk Exchange can be learned during the excursion in English.
There are still bullfights in Valencia, and this is a very spectacular event. When the season opens in early spring, there is only talk of bullfighting in the city, so you should definitely go to it, if you get such an opportunity. And this is another place that is very interesting to visit with a private guide – he will tell about the peculiarities and traditions of bullfighting.
Valencia may be very modern – it's shown by the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of new buildings: there is an opera house, a cinema, an oceanographic park and many other interesting things. The citizens love to spend their weekends there.
Available tours in other cities: Palma de Mallorca, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Alicante, Girona, Ronda, Toledo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tarajalejo, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Sitges, Estepona, La Rioja, Cadiz, Almeria, Bilbao, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Tenerife, White Towns of Andalusia