Commanding an idyllic location on the east coast of Spain, Valencia is one of the most stylish destinations in the country and offers a true taste of Spanish culture without the big city crowds. For anyone interested in architecture, Valencia is a joy. The City of Arts and Science (La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencas) is a truly dynamic and innovative architectural complex. Visitors spend days here enjoying the IMAX theatre, museum of science and discovery, and aquarium complete with underwater restaurant. For a taste of historic Valencia, visit Barrio del Carmen, a collection of intertwined streets lined with ancient churches. If you are into your food then Valencia has plenty offer, including one of the biggest fresh food markets in Europe. Above all, Valencia is famed for its festivals. Las Fallas is a spring festival paying homage to St Joseph with street processions, firework shows and all night parties. July is the time for music and the Benicassim Music Festival (Fiberfib) welcomes the best bands and musicians from around the world. To appreciate all that is on offer, be sure stay at one of the amazing villas in Valencia.
When to go to Valencia
Owing to a Mediterranean influenced climate, Valencia can be visited all year round. The peak periods are at the times of the major festivals: Las Fallas in March and Benicassim Music Festival in July. Summer months can be extremely busy, therefore visiting between May and June or October and November is often the most rewarding period. This is the time to find the best deals on Valencia accommodation.
Getting to and around Valencia
Valencia is well connected by train to a host of destinations across Spain and under 4-hours from both Barcelona and Madrid. With the advent of low-cost airlines, the city welcomes regular flights from London, New York, Paris and Sydney. Exploring the city and old town is best achieved on foot or bicycle. For those wanting to escape the city, Valencia is only a short ferry ride from the Balearic Islands.
Where to stay in Valencia
Whatever you decide to do in Valencia, there are some great alternatives to staying in hotels and guesthouses. Self-catering accommodation in Valencia is ideal for families, friends and honeymooners and HouseTrip.com has a wide selection of options to choose from. What could be better than waking up to the sounds of the local food market from the comfort of your own private apartment? Renting apartments in Valencia allows you to save money whilst treating yourself to a little extra comfort. Check out HouseTrip.com today for all your Valencia accommodation needs.