Valencia International Airport:
Valencia Airport is located in the nearby town of Manises, about 8 km away from the city.
From that area, a taxi (15 min) can be taken or the underground, taking line 3 (heading to Rafelbunyol), getting off at the Ángel Guimerá station and switching to line 1 (heading to Lliria), 35 min aprox.
Information Service: Phone +34 961 598 500. Approx. cost Airport-Valencia city centre taxi: 20 Euros. www.aena.es
Valencia has two train stations that are quite close, with different routes: Joaquín Sorolla Station (AVE from Madrid, EUROMED from Barcelona and Alicante) and Valencia North Train Station (the rest of long distances).
From the train station, a taxi can be taken (5 min), underground (Line 3), or a bus (Lines 70, 40 or 9)
From Madrid (Barajas Airport, 376 km, on the NIII motorway)
From Alicante (El Altet Airport, 195 km, on AP7 motorway)
Valencia is located on the eastern part of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. With a multicultural past, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Valencia embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches.
The heart of Valencia Old Town is the result of the different cultures and civilizations that have passed through the city: from Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and up to the modern cosmopolitan city of the present times. Valencia displays something for everyone, no matter you want to sightsee and go back through time to observe all the periods that Valencia has gone through, relax on the beach, enjoy the fantastic cuisine or simply go shopping at modern malls, stores, and boutiques.
Delight yourself with the enchanting Barrio del Carmen. Then, by a short bus ride or bike ride along the Turia bed river, the large green lung of the city with more than eight kilometers, where you can find unique architecture, like the City of Arts and Sciences, which will leave any visitor mesmerized. The City of Arts and Sciences consists of five magnificent futuristic structures: the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science), the Oceanográfic (the largest aquarium in Europe), the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (an international Opera house), and the Ágora, which gives the complex a multifunctional space.
Then, you can head on over to the Malvarrosa beach and experience authentic paella which is a traditional Valencian dish. Valencia not only offers its world famous paella, but many other famous gastronomical dishes such as: all i pebre, fideuà, olleta… To end the perfect Valencian meal, there are local desserts such as torrò (nougat), arnadí (pumpkin pie), and the most famous Valencian drink, horchata.
Characterized by its blue skies, the city boasts over 300 sunny days per year; the average daily temperature in July is around 30ºC and 20ºC at night time, while the average sea temperature in July is 25ºC.
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