Valencia, Spain

Valencia is a charming old city and the capital of the Valencia province of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 4 hours to the south of Barcelona and 3 hours to the east of Madrid. Valencia is famous for its Fallas festival in March, for being the birthplace of paella, for hosting the 2007 America´s Cup, and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences.

There used to be a river running through the centre of the city but the river was redirected a while back and so now there's a beautiful park where the river used to be. This is a very nice place to while away any free time you have in the city on a sunny day.

Valencia has something for everyone, long beaches of golden sand on the coast, inland mountain ranges, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, golf courses and sailing lessons, culture and entertainment, holy shrines, exquisite cuisine, good business, interesting congresses and conventions.

Things to See & Do

* Barrio Carmen neighborhood
* Seu Cathedral
* Lonja building
* City of the Arts and Sciences
* Torres de Quart tower

General information

Cruise Season – Year Round
Currency – Euro (Eur)
Language - Spanish
Land Area – Spain 499,542 sq km
Population - Spain 40,397,842
Electricity – 220 vlt 2 pin round pins European style
Time - GMT plus 1
International Country Telephone Code - 34

Port Location – On the western edge of the Balearic Sea in the Golfo de Valencia

Transport Links – Most of the city can be seen on foot, however you can get to major points in the city by the Valencia Metro or bus. Valencia Airport (VLC) is 9 km from the city centre, a taxi ride there should cost around 10€. Many trains coming from Madrid (eg: Alaris), Barcelona (eg: Euromed or ARCO) and many other cities. The train station is located in the center of the city, nearby the Town Hall. There are also many buses coming from almost every big city in Spain and most of the cities in the Valencia region. The bus station is located by the river in Valencia, not far from the center.