About City

Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.5–1.6 million people. The city is ranked at Gamma+ in the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Valencia is integrated into an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast). The ancient winding streets of the Barrio del Carmen contain buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times. The Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th centuries, is primarily of Valencian Gothic style but contains elements of Baroque and Romanesque architecture. Beside the Cathedral is the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin (Basílica De La Mare de Déu dels Desamparats). The 15th-century Serrans and Quart towers are part of what was once the wall surrounding the city.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND LANDMARKS

Central Market (Mercado Central)

City of the Arts and Sciences

Oceanografic Valencia

The Fallas

Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas

Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

Jardines de Monforte

Bioparc Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia