Valencia happens to be the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia is located at the banks of Turia River, east coast of Iberian Peninsula and also opposite the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Valencia is famous due to the fact that the dish paella originates from there. It also happens to be the national dish which is seafood-based. Almond milk is also famous here together with their oranges. Valencia has traditions that have been deemed as Fiestas of National Tourist Interest of Spain by UNESCO.
Although Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain, it only has 1 airport for both its international and domestic flights. Valencia Airport is also known as Manises Airport and happens to be the tenth busiest airport. It is located 8 kilometres away from the city centre of Valencia. There are over 20 European countries connected via this airport. There are plenty of facilities available here such as car parking, terminal and runway. The airport is also connected via bus and metro to the city and nearby city. It also has cargo facilities. Some of the airlines that operate here are Scandinavian Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and many more. Unfortunately, there is a direct flight from Singapore, therefore, Singaporeans will need to fly to London or other European country and take a connecting flight to Valencia.
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Valencia has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. Therefore the city will face short, very mild winters and the summers are long, hot and dry. The coldest month in Valencia is in January where the temperature may go down between 14 to 21 °C. August, on the other hand, happens to be the warmest month in the year. The temperature may rise to 28 to 34 °C. Due to this, the best time to fly to Valencia would be in March and June.
Due to this weather pattern, Valencia is a destination that is always suitable to be visited except during Summers. Summers tend to get slightly hotter therefore it is not the best time to explore the city in the outdoors. This would be during June to August. The best time to visit the city would be in March and April. The weather is temperate, with some slight rain and windy outdoors.
Valencia or Spain has many festivals that go on throughout the year however there is one where many would focus on which is Las Falls or also known as the day of the fire. It is held between 15th to 20th March 2019. The reason the festival is held is to witness the burning of sculptures in town to commemorate the end of dark winter working days. It started back in the Middle Ages and was started by the carpenters. It starts very early at 8 am with parades and marching bands with many firecrackers along the streets of Valencia. It then goes on until night time where the burning will be held.
Valencia is one of the most visited cities in the world. Many attractions can be found in Valencia.
La Lonja de la Seda – La Lonja de la Sed was once a silk market that has been around for a very long time. Now it is the city’s main historical attractions. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. In this building, some rooms were well decorated, the main hall with columns that represent palms reaching the sky in paradise.
Central Market – Central Market has been around since the 1920s. It is said to be one of the oldest markets in Europe. Here tourists and locals may gather to look for fresh fruit, cheese, seafood and many more under an impressive domed roof. This is also where tourists may experience the local life of the Spanish.
City of Arts and Sciences – This is one of the newer buildings in Valencia. There are green gardens and peaceful outdoors outside the buildings perfect for some photography. In the buildings, there are interactive science exhibits and sometimes it is also used as a world-class classical concert venue.