Valencia Spain

Valencia is a municipality and the third largest city in Spain. It is the capital of the province of the same name and of the autonomous region. This city has a population of 790,201 and 1,832,274 people live in the agglomeration of the city. Wikipedia

Fact File
Name           Valencia
Meaning       strength, bravery, valor
People          Valencian of Valencianos
Language     Valencian and Spanish
Founded       138 BC
Districts        17
Area              134.65 m2

What to do in Valencia
1. City of the Arts and Science
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), or the City of Art and Science, is one of Valencia's leading landmarks. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a world-famous Spanish architect. The construction starte in 1989 and lasted for two decades. The building complex is located in the Jardin del Turia (Turia Park), right in the heart of Valencia and covers about 2 km2 of it. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias consists of six different buildings. This futuristic building complex owes its fame to the special architecture. Here, visitors can walk through the beautiful city garners, visit the opera house and perform small scientific experiments in the Science Museum.

2. Iglesia de San Nicolás
The church, also known as the Sistine Chapel of Valencia, is a perfect combination of Gothic and Baroque style. It's one of the most famous touristic attractions in Valencia. Inside the church a lot of frescoes can be admired (depicting the life of Saint Nicholas of Bari).

3. Central Market (Mercado Central)
In the Central Market you can find more than 1,000 selling points with plenty of vegetables, meat, fruit and fresh fish.

4. Albufera Nutural Park
A large fresh water lagoon south of Valencia. The park is a must-see for bird-watchers and nature lovers and is a great place to visit throughout the year.

5. Aqua MultieSpacio
Big shopping mall with a variety of shops.

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