Valencian Community

City of Arts and Sciences which includes 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’s terrain is an exciting mix of beaches, natural parks and mountains, with medieval monuments and ancient history to discover. Whether you want to relax on a golden stretch of sand, explore historical buildings or trek through rugged landscapes, this diverse region of Spain has plenty to offer.

Sitting on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the province’s capital, also named Valencia, is a city with more than 2,000 years’ worth of history. Traces of the Romans and Moors can be seen in the buildings of the historical center.

Climb up the spiral stone staircase of the of the El Miguelete Gothic bell tower. Visit the 13th-century Cathedral of Valencia, which features a mix of architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque. Inside is the Holy Chalice of Valencia or the Holy Grail. Many claim that this 1st-century goblet was used by Jesus at the Last Supper.

Fans of modern architecture will marvel at the futuristic buildings of the City of Arts and Sciences. This scientific and cultural complex encompasses an interactive science museum, an opera house, a large garden and one of Europe's largest aquariums.

Make the most of the city’s Mediterranean setting with a visit to any of its beaches, such as Malvarrosa Beach and Port Saplaya Beach. The Valencia region has approximately 393 miles (632 kilometers) of coastline to take advantage of. Among the most popular beach destinations are the resorts of Benidorm, Gandia and Alicante.

The region's beaches bring in the majority of visitors, but away from these tourist hotspots you’ll find plenty of nature to explore. Hike through the diverse terrains of the Sierra Calderona Natural Park and the Sierra Helada Natural Park or go bird spotting at La Albufera Natural Park.

With international airports at Alicante and Valencia, the region is an easy destination to get to from most European cities. Explore the area by bus, rail or car, which can be rented from the airports or in the center of Valencia.

Come to Valencia for the history, spectacular scenery and easy coastal living.

Popular cities in Valencian Community

Known for Historical, Shopping and Museums

Reasons to visit

  • Plaza de la Reina
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Plaza de la Virgen
Known for Beach view, Dining and Shopping

Reasons to visit

  • Alicante Harbour
  • Castle of Santa Barbara
  • Alicante Town Hall
Known for Beach view, Shopping and Family-friendly
This sunny city of high-rises is the Costa Blanca’s most popular resort town. Swim or snorkel in the clear water or hike in the mountains that surround the city.

Reasons to visit

  • Magic Natura
  • Mundomar
  • Aqualandia