Packed with plenty to see, do and explore, there is a never a dull day in this charming Spanish city. Wander through the beautiful city centre admiring the array of beautiful historic monuments; visit the myriad of museums and art galleries such as the Institute of Modern Art and Museum of Fine Arts or simply head to one of the city’s beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine and sample local cuisine in the many restaurants that line the promenades.
The Old Town district - like similar districts in other major European cities - is where you will find some of the oldest, most beautiful and most interesting sites in the city,[ReadMoreMob] including the UNESCO-Listed Lonja de la Seda, 13th century Santo Domingo Convent and Torres de Serranos - a 14th century gothic gateway that’s considered the oldest in Europe.
Valencia is the undisputed home of this iconic Spanish dish and has been one of Spain's most important rice-producing areas for over a millennia.
The citrus-growing plains around Valencia stretch to the aptly-named Costa de Azahar (orange blossom coast), producing many tons of fruit every year, especially oranges.
Cruises to Valencia
Departs: Southampton • Thu 24 Oct 2019
15 nights • Balmoral • L1928
- Featuring diverse destinations in five beautiful regions, this 15-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain. Traditional tapas and paella bars, architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and range of cultural highlights; Balmoral will bring many attractions closer to you.
- On the gorgeous coast of Andalusia, you’ll visit Cádiz – for delicious tapas and tours to Jerez – and cultural-rich Malaga, home to Gibralfaro Castle and the Picasso Museum; while a call at Barcelona, the Catalan capital, offers a chance to marvel at the magnificent Sagrada Familia.
- Cartagena, rich in Roman heritage, awaits in the Murcia region; and in Galicia, you’ll call at charming Vigo and La Coruña, gateway to Santiago de Compostela. During your day in Valencia, the undisputed home of Paella, be sure to sample the city’s famous local delicacy at a traditional restaurant.
Adult Only Sailing
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