Valencia Holidays 2014

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Variety in Valencia

Holidays to Valencia exude vibrancy and character, preserved tradition and great food in the blazing sunshine, a dream for holidaymakers looking to escape the busy areas and retreat to a serene sunny spot.

From the medieval architecture to the beautiful beaches, Valencia holidays are as varied as they are idyllic. Bask in the sun in the many parks, people-watch in the central plaza or gorge on some delicious food in the many fantastic restaurants. Families will love sightseeing here, while couples can relax and soak up the romance as surrounding cities such as Benidorm and Alicante attract most of the tourists.

Sun and Fun

The striking architecture in Valencia City adds character to the region and maintains old town charm. Gothic and renaissance structures sit alongside art nouveau buildings creating a striking and monumental landscape. Valencia is one of the few places in the world that claims to host the Holy Grail, the cup Jesus drank from at the last supper. Such claims are overshadowed by the cathedral containing the cup, as the intricate design sits majestically in the city.

Warm winter evenings mean holidays in Valencia can be taken advantage of throughout the year. If you’re visiting in March be prepared for things to get a little hotter than usual, as Las Fallas takes place this time of year. For five days, residents pay homage to St. Joseph the saint of carpenters by burning enormous figurines. The celebration is accompanied by street food and parades, with locals dressing up for the occasion and really getting in to the spirit of things.

The coast on Valencia holidays is lined with amazing beaches welcoming those in search of solitude away from the inner city and nearby tourist areas such as Madrid. Experience a true sense of solitude, as bars and cafes are sparse, leaving you to enjoy the natural surroundings inclusive of golden sand and glistening seas. If you’ve forgotten your picnic, fear not, as the restaurants in Valencia serve some of Spain’s best cuisine, leaving food-lovers spoilt for choice when deciding what to indulge in.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT +1 hour
Local airport: Valencia
Flight time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Romance

Embarking on a romantic break for two in the warm surroundings of Valencia? Then booking in a trip to Jardin De Ayora is a must. Roam around these romantic gardens at your leisure, winding your way to the fairy-tale palace in the middle. You may just find the prince you were looking for.

Cuisine

Valencia is known for two things – its juicy oranges and perfectly produced rice. The locals pride themselves on offering the best of both, all year around. Therefore, finding a decent restaurant that serves well-made Paella isn’t hard to do. Pato a la naranja is another original dish from this area of Spain and consists of the classic duck served with orange sauce.

Hotels

The Hospes Palau de la Mar is situated in the heart of the city, perfect walking distance to the bars and restaurants and only 1km away from the beach. This five star hotel is minimal in style but exudes luxury and is great for a romantic weekend for two.

Things to do

Embrace the local culture whilst on holiday in Valencia by spending a lazy afternoon exploring The Central Market. Located at the Plaza del Mercado, the market is brimming with food and people, as it’s a great place to get a sense of how the locals live, whilst gorging on some delicious tapas, seafood or paella.