From “El Rincón de Pau” we wish to propose to you several plans related to the Valencian culture that will make your stay even more interesting. And of course, we could not fail to introduce you to some dishes of Valencian cuisine so you won’t leave us without trying them.
City of Arts and Sciences.
Example of futuristic architecture signed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, its colossal buildings house an IMAX theater in
l’ Hemisfèric, the largest aquarium in Europe in l’Oceanogràfic, an educational and interactive exhibition in the Science Museum Prince Felipe and the most innovative opera in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Furthermore, the amazing bridge of Assut de l’Or and the Agora, main venue of the 500 Open Tennis, are a gift for the senses.
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Barrio del Carmen and its palaces.
This millenial district of the city grew between two walls, Muslim and Christian. A stroll through the labyrinthine cobbled streets flanked by imposing medieval buildings takes us to other periods of history. Entering the palaces, crossing the medieval gates of the Torres de Quart and the Torres de Serranos, and strolling through its most unique corners, are proposals that you should not miss from doing.
Guided walking tours through the historic center
Plaza de la Virgen and cathedral complex
21 centuries of history in the heart of the city, where you’ll find heritage treasures like the Cathedral of Valencia, the Miguelete, the Basilica of the Virgin and the Almoina. Don’t miss on Thursdays at 12:00 pm the Water Tribunal of the plain of Valencia declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Market Square and Silk Exchange.
Dive into one of the largest markets in Europe, the Central Market, located inside a jewel of pre-modernist architecture, and enter one of the most representative buildings of Gothic architecture in Europe, the Silk Exchange, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Alongside these buildings, don’t miss the Church of the Santos Juanes.
34 museums to enjoy art, history and architecture… Delve into the eighteenth century Valencia through the baroque architecture and interior design in the National Museum of Ceramics which is located in the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. Take a look at works of Sorolla, Goya and Zuloaga at the Museum Fine arts San Pío V, know the Fallas at the Fallero Museum or contemplate the proposals of contemporary art in the IVAM or in the MUVIM.
Town Hall Square.
Of Eclectic architecture and triangular shape, its landscape is brightened with the central fountain and the colorful flower stalls. It is surrounded by some of the most representative buildings and places of the city as the Bullring, the North Station, the City Council of Valencia, the Post Office Building or the Circled Sqare, among others. It is well known and important for being the place where the “mascletàs” take place during March and the Fallas too.
Royal Marina and beaches of Valencia.
The Juan Carlos I Royal Marina is a reference point in the city, not only by the events taking place in it, but also for its unique buildings. In it are found the Tinglados of the XIX century, the Clock Building and the building Veles e Vents, emblem of the new Marina. It should be noted its shops, terraces and restaurants that have wonderful views. Also the playground, the Central Dock with mega yachts and the North and South Marinas, with its many boats.
Just few meters away you will find the beaches of El Cabanyal (Las Arenas) and the Malvarrosa, with its gorgeous seafront promenade. We recommend to taste a great paella at one of its restaurants or take a drink in one of its attractive locals. To those who prefer wilder beaches, we recommend the beach of El Saler, next to the Albufera Natural Park
Gardens of Turia.
A garden of 9 kilometers located in the old bed of the River Turia, is a genuine green space that runs through the city from west to east to reach the City of Arts and Sciences. Tour it on bike or in a touristic train. Moreover, it’s recommended to make a stop at the Palau de la Música and enjoy the most unique bridges that cross it from north to south.
Bioparc and Oceanogràfic.
From west to east, the city offers recreational and educational opportunities that familiarize you with wildlife, as an african expedition through theBioparc or a tour at the submarine planet at the Oceanogràfic, where you will see tropical fish from the Arctic or from the seas of Japan. Know the natural pack with which you will get many benefits.
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
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