Valencian Community

Spain
City of Arts and Sciences showing modern architecture and a city
Taste the flavors of Spain’s famed citrus-growing region and see the remains of architectural wonders that survived the medieval struggle between Moorish and Christian rulers.

Valencia is a picturesque region of rolling foothills and coastal plains studded with the fragrant plantations of orange trees. As the source of much of the country’s delicious citrus export, Valencia has achieved world renown for its fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruits and loquats.

Ruled by the Moors for five centuries, the region is also characterized by its breathtaking Islamic architecture and intriguing groves of palm trees. Discover seaside resorts, Gothic monuments and old towns that radiate into charming mazes of whitewashed streets in this charming Mediterranean landscape.

The city of Valencia is the region’s capital and is located where the mighty Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at its modern City of Arts and Sciences museum, L’Oceanográfic aquarium and spacious parks. Check out the city views from the 14th-century Torres de Serranos or see magnificent heritage markets at the Mercado Central and Llotja de la Seda. Trace Valencia’s lineage to pre-Roman settlements at the Museum of Prehistory of Valencia and see the archaeological sites for yourself at Castellet Bernabé in Llíria and the Sarga Caves near Alcoy.

In town of Sagunto, see preserved Roman ruins and the medieval castles of Xativa. More medieval relics can be explored at the seaside Templar Castle and the walled city of Morella.

Make your way to Elche to see the ancient Moorish palm groves, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short distance south of Elche is the Salinas de Santa Pola, which is home to a flock of resident flamingos.

Save some time to explore the Mediterranean coastal provinces of Alicante and Costa Blanca, where you can indulge in a stay at the seaside resorts of Benidorm and Villajoyosa. Go hiking in the mountain ranges of Sierra de Aitana or wander through the whitewashed mountain village of Castell de Guadalest.

Fly into Valencia International Airport and make the most of the region’s rail and bus network. Take the time to explore Valencia’s old town areas on foot.

Experience the vibrancy of the region during the annual Las Fallas Festival in March or the notoriously messy La Tomatina Festival in August.

Popular cities in Valencian Community

Valencia
Valencia
Known for Historical, Shopping and Museums

Reasons to visit

  • Central Market
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaza de la Reina
Alicante
Alicante
Known for Beach view, Dining and Shopping

Reasons to visit

  • Alicante Harbour
  • Alicante Golf Course
  • Alicante Town Hall
Benidorm
Benidorm
Known for Beach view, Shopping and Family-friendly
Benidorm has long been known as popular beach holiday destination, attracting thousands for its sun, sea and sand. Benidorm is just a short 30 miles from Alicante International Airport, making it an easy destination to reach, no matter where you’re coming from.

Reasons to visit

  • Aqualandia
  • Magic Natura
  • Terra Natura
Elche
Elche
Known for Gardens, Historical and Museums

Reasons to visit

  • Palmeral of Elche
  • Santa Maria Basilica
Torrevieja
Torrevieja
Known for Marinas, Sunny and Running

Reasons to visit

  • Archpriestal Church of the Immaculate Conception