Valencia City Breaks
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Over 5 million people travel to Valencia every year. Many head straight to the popular beach areas, from Playa de la Malyarrosa in the east to Playa de las Arenas to the south, but are then drawn to the many other attractions of this impressive city including its rich historic and cultural centre and famous gardens and parks such as the Turia and Avora.
Plaza de la VirgenThe picturesque symbol of the city's historical Old Town, backing onto the equally impressive Valencia Cathedral. The plaza is home to some of the most important historical structures in the city including the Palai de Generalitat.
City HallThis architectural treasure is the principal building occupying the Plaza del Ayutamiento and acts as the city's primary government building. There is an intriguing glass room and museum inside, with detailed engravings and sparkling chandeliers.
City of Arts and SciencesLuxuriously bound together with lush greenery and water pools, this space age complex really is a city within a city. It houses the largest marine park in Europe, an enormous IMAX cinema and an interactive science museum.
San Miguel de los ReyesThis 16th century Jerinome monastery has acted as a Muslim farmhouse, prison and monastery over the years and was built on the site of the old abbey. Today, it houses a huge conservation library.
La LonjaValencia's 15th century silk exchange is one of Europe's best examples of Gothic architecture and is proudly listed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Lavishly decorated and sparkling with life, it's one of the city's biggest emblems.
Mercado CentralThis central food market is one of the oldest in Europe and gives a great insight into everyday life in Valencia. In a huge art nouveau building with bustling food stalls loaded with seasonal produce, this is a great place to pick up some local specialities.