City profile

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is situated on the Mediterranean with a population of 809,267.

The city is full of heritage sites, including the Llotja de la Seda (World Heritage Site), but its landmark is undoubtedly the City of Arts and Sciences, an avant-garde and futuristic museum complex.

Its main festival, the Falles, is well-known; the days and nights in Valencia are one running party during the five days of Falles. There is also La Tomatina, a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buol, in which participants throw tomatoes at each other.

Valencia is famous for its marcha (nightlife) and for its bohemian bars. Clubs open their doors after midnight but don't start to liven up until the pubs empty.In the warmer months, the emphasis switches to the beach, Playa de Malvarrosa.



City Travel

Fly to Valencia from: Bristol, Dublin, London (Gatwick, Stansted), Manchester, Nottingham.