Valencia – The City of Beaches

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is known as a beach city because it has a number of busy beaches, undeveloped beaches and even nudist beaches. Several tourists visit this place every year to see the sights as well as to enjoy the world-famous Valencia cuisine.

Information for tourists

For those of you who don’t know the language and are visiting Valencia for the first, you won’t feel out of place because there are many tourist offices, guides and guided tours and interpreters or translators. You will have no difficulty traveling in this city because the people of this city are proud of their heritage.They love having tourists in their city and will only be too glad to help you.

When you are in Valencia it is advisable to get the Valencia tourist card so that you will enjoy your stay better. These cards are available for 1, 2, or 3 days and will entitle you to discounts in tourist attractions, shops and public transport within the city. Generally Valencia is a safe city, but you should be careful with your possessions as there are petty thieves and there are certain areas which are pretty dangerous after dark.

Tourists attractions in Valencia

There are so many tourists attractions in Valencia:


The cathedral was built between 1252 and 1482, with Gothic exterior, and richly decorated with sculpture. There are many valuable paintings in this cathedral, including works by Goya. The cathedral also has a bell tower which is 223 ft high and is known as the Torre del Miguelete.


Fallas is a spring festival which is celebrated every year in the month of March. During this festival figures made of papier mache and rags are burned at midnight on the last day of the festival.

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is an ideal place to spend a day with your family. Children can play around and you can see thousands of species of plants.

National  Museum of Ceramic Arts

This museum which contains Spain’s best collection of ceramics. Founded in 1947, it has over 5000 examples of traditional pottery. You can also find a 19th century room.


Valencia is famous for its beaches. Among them are the Pla
ya de Malvarosa, considered the most lively and popular beach in Valencia; the Playa de Patacona, which is not so crowded beach; the Playa de El saler, dubbed the jewel in the crown of the Valencia beachline; and the Playa la Devesa, which is an undeveloped beach with large number of nudists.

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