This is a peaceful and nice natural area some 20 km South of the city. Worth the visit!! You may very easy catch the touristic buis from Plaza de la Reina - face of the Cathedral - at 10.30 - 13 - 16, with hearphones and text read in 8 languages, including very rare "valenciano".
"Albufera" means "artificial lake", as a matter of fact it originated by the residues left by two parallele rivers flowing on the North and South borders of the area.
The place is a natural park, amid the rice fileds and the sea dunes, and a boat ride is included in the 10 Euro trip. For those who love a quite relax in a natural environment contecxt; for readers, it is worth remembering that area inspirated Blasco Ibanez for his world-famous "Canas y barro".
We went to a town called Piles (pee-les) near Gandia, not far from Valencia. A fantastic resort town on the beach, but it doesn't open until the summer!!!! Which we found out the hard way. The youth hostel is cheap and on the beach, but it's best to book ahead. We didn't and had to stay at the Bar Siesta! Still a fun place though.
Just rent a bike and cycle arround the city. I live near Alboraya, Meliana, and other little villae where you will find treasures like this one.
This large tunnel houses a green house above the main car park. The archs are supposed to be covered soon with plants (as soon as they grow!)
In this uncertain times, it is always rewarding to see signs like this dedicated to Peace.
It says: "From the Valencia traders to Peace" and is dated back in... 1876!!!
See how the other half live at Moraira harbour.Beautiful boats:)
Here is my dad enjoying Moraira harbour.
Nice beach, also for horseriding
although Spain and Italy had to cope with lots of seaweed this year
The local fishermen live in these quaint thatched cottages, their live from fishing for the eels in the lagoons and the many rice paddy fields that surround the lagoon area.
Placed on Avenue of the Valencian Parliament, one of the development areas of the city, the modern architecture of this congress hall is very attractive and ethereal.
visit El Saler - small village at the seaside just south of Valencia , admire the beauty of residences of rather rich (I suppose) Valencians.
Port America's Cup, Valencia was the first non-English speaking country to be chosen to host the 32nd America's Cup yacht race