We saw the most beautiful red sunsets on our recent trip to Alberic, near Valencia. The skies really stayed this red for quite a time. We stayed in the heart of the countryside which was very quiet and peaceful, just 3 miles from Alberic town. Alberic has a station where we caught the metro straight to Valencia. It is very spainish with all the usual bars and restaurants, town hall and a variety of shops.
It was in a small village named Montanejos. You can go hiking there and when you arrive at the river you can follow it down and you will be back at the village again. This is a great experience because it has everything in it: adventure, fun and great nature. Dont miss it!!!
I just read the review of Emily from London. Wow, I think we just did the same but 2 days after them. An amazing days adventure with a very dedicated and knowledeable guide. We couldn't believe how good this trip was, most trips you pay for on holiday are 'almost good enough', this was ten times better than expected! Quite simply the best day of our holiday.
BTW we got tons of superb pictures taken by the Do! Valencia 's guide and the best of it, all for free!
We didn't live in central Valencia during out visit. Instead we lived in a place called Port Saplaya, only 5 km north of the city. It was BEAUTIFUL! Port Saplaya is a harbour for small boats surrounded by apartments that you may hire (so did we). It has also a few restaurants, a pretty big mall and a very nice beach!
From the 2nd of April 2007 til the 31st of December 2007, Valencia will be home to the exhibition of the TITANIC. There ae many mysteries still to be clarified since the Titanic sunk. Many original pieces recovered from the real titanic are at display at this exhibition which has visited many cities around the world and will continue to do so. Some survivors are also expected during the course of the exhibition.
The selected venue is the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. The tickets for this exhibition are of best value when purchased combined with the other attractions at the city of sciences. The most expnsive combined ticket costs around 38 Euros for an adult. Check out their timings at the website link given below.
Some decades ago, the river Turia still passed through the city. But the weather is sometimes cruel in Valencia at Fall, with heavy rains and floods, and the river flooded the city twice this century (the last on the 50s).
So, the Valencian Government decided to detour the Turia riverbed surrounding the South of the city.
And then the old riverbed, which crosses the city from NW to SE in a large curve, was turned into a long, winding and huge park very beautiful and quiet, with many interesting spots all along it.
It's perfect for long walks, rides with bycicle, skating and rollerskating. It's several kilometers long.
If you want a break from the city head on a day trip to Sagunto which is about twenty minutes north of Valencia. There's a bit of a climb to the Roman Theatre and the Castle but once you reach the top the views are amazing!
There are rivers of tomato juice in the village. They say it's very good for the skin! Don't wear your best clothes, and swimming glasses are a good idea too! After the battle there are places where you can wash yourself with water.
One of the most modern bridges over the dry bed of the Turia river has been designed by Spanish architect Santiago de Calatrava.
Is very similar to that he designed near the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
In English: Round Square. Some tourists pass over this location. It's a very picturesque place, a little ramshackle, but very beautiful. It's a must visit on sunday mornings, where the most typical flea market in the city is set up in that square and the surrounding streets, including the "plaza de la Reina".
There are many things to buy in that street market, from music to old books, animals and traditional objects.
Here is the main beach at Moraira.There is a small snack bar on it and it stretches for about a mile and it very pretty.All along the costal road from Calpe to Denia,there are restuarants that are very easy to pull over and have lunch/tea/drink in.
Every summer in the village of Buñol (not so far away from Valencia) there is the craziest tomato battle in the world. Six trucks with tons of tomatos crosses the village and give tomatos to the thousands of people that go to village for this big tomato battle. If you plan to go, be sure to go with swimming suit and cheap shoes, because you will be COMPLETELLY full of tomato juice (you can check on the pictures).Before the battle people use to break the t-shirts from other people in order of making a war of wet shirts, so be sure of taking it off, or they will break it off!!!
El Perell? is a beach resort in one of the mouths of the lake into the sea. Its buildings totally lack of good taste and the water on the beach is not the cleanest, as the polluted waters from the Albufera are drained in their vicinity. However, you may want to check the hydraulic engines that regulate the flow of water between the lake and the sea.
Anyway, as you can see in the picture, El Perelló and other similar neighborhoods look much better from the distance than when you are actually there.
Just look at the beautiful gardens that are set all around Moraira.There are lots of coves all along the costal road going north.We found some purely by accident,just turning off and following the sign Playa...
Valencia has been home to the world premier presentation of the MP4/22 Mercedes McLaren offical car. With the spectacular background of the city of sciences specially decorated for the event and applauded by a very huge group of formula 1 fans from all parts of the world. The selected date was the 15th of January. The event ended with a private part of personalities from all walks of life which unfortunately was limited to just a 1000 guests and only by invitation.