Valencia is the capital and the most populated locality of the municipality, of the province of the same name and of the Autonomous Community of Valencia.

The city of Valencia is located along the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Júcar-Turia floodplain, right in the middle of the gulf of Valencia. One of the Spanish largest lakes, the Albufera de Valencia, can be found only 10 Km away to the south of the city.

The city's historic quarter is one of the largest in Spain. Valencia has become one of the most popular cities in Spain for national and international tourists thanks to its historical and monumental heritage as well as to its diverse scenic and cultural sites. Among its most representative monuments you can find the Miguelete, the Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos and the Torres de Quart, the Lonja de la Seda, declared by UNESCO in 1996 as a World Heritage Site.

The most important art gallery of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, the Museo de Bellas Artes (fine arts museum of Valencia), is also of note. And due to its relevance is one of the first in Spain just like the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Arts and Sciences Centre) and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (institute of modern art of Valencia), IVAM, which aims at investigating and spreading the arts of the twenty-first century.

Valencia can be considered a privileged city thanks to the wide choice of beaches and their different characteristics.

The maritime façade of Valencia is split in two big parts by the port: towards the North, connected by a wide and beautiful seafront promenade (Paseo Marítimo), one can find the urban and most widely visited beaches, Malva-rosa and Cabanyal. Whereas towards the South of the city one can find one of the area’s most popular beaches among tourists, the El Saler beach.

And, of course, not to mention the exquisite gastronomy and popular fiestas!

The wide variety of services on offer in the city makes it an unique experience for the visitors.

How to get to Valencia:

  • From the airport

    The Manises International Airport is at around 8 Km away from the city centre of Valencia. In order to find out which airlines operate in this airport, please click here.

    How to get to Valencia from the airport:
    - BUS: Click here.
    - A taxi from the airport will cost you between 25€ and 30€.
    - Metro: Approximately every 10 to 20 minutes. For additional information on timetables and fares, please visit the website
  • By train

    The Valencia Nord and the Joaquín Sorolla high speed train stations are situated in the city centre. For additional information on timetables and fares, please visit the website

  • By bus

    The Central Bus Terminal of Valencia is the point of arrival and departure to and from Valencia of most of the long distance buses. For additional information, please visit the website

  • By car

    The Mediterranean AP-7 motorway connects Valencia to the main European motorway network, to the A-23 Sagunto-Somport, and to the A-3 motorway Madrid-Valencia.

  • Puerto

    The port of Valencia provides a regular frequency transportation service to the Balearic Islands and acts as the departure point of several Mediterranean journeys. Several buses connect the port with the city centre. For additional information, please visit the website