destination focus…valencia

destination focus…valencia

Sun-kissed shores, a booming foodie scene and 2.000 years of history make Valencia one of the best cities to visit in Spain. Mix in the perfect climate, friendly locals and a smart urban planning and you might never want to leave!

Valencia has historically been a cultural crossroads and continues to be a meeting point between northern Europe and the Mediterranean countries. The city is easily accessible via its international airport which is located just 8 km from the city centre. The airport is connected to 55 destinations around the globe through the 38 international airlines and low cost carriers.

Where to meet?

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 The Valencia Conference Centre is currently one of the few Conference centres to hold three quality awards. The Centre works to a Global Sustainability Plan which includes a photovoltaic roof. This makes this building designed by Norman Foster absolutely unique. It can host up to 2,250 attendees at the same time and has 2.827 sqm for exhibition.

The Events Centre of Feria Valencia with an avant-garde architecture, large open spaces and versatility as the main characteristics of this unique enclosure has a capacity to accommodate 7,000 people in a variety of rooms.

The City of Arts and Sciences is striking for its architecture and immense capacity for cultural dissemination. It offers numerous settings for all types of productions and outdoor and indoor locations. The important role of its architecture is thanks to two internationally renowned Spanish architects producing the best of their work here: Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.

What else?

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Visit the Cathedral of the Holy Grail which has a unique mixture of styles & climb the Miguelete. Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural elements all come together in harmony.

The North Railway Station is a modernist jewel inside-out. The façade blends typical Valencian elements, like Albufera and people dressed in traditional clothing.

The most charming neighbourhood of Valencia is beyond question El Carmen. It developed between two walls (the Muslim and the Christian one) from which two of the city gates remain (the Serranos Tower & the Quart Tower) and can be visited. Stroll along the narrow streets and find yourself a charming little square to chill out.

Biking is another fun activity that you can enjoy in Valencia. It is a very health-conscious city.  The Turia Riverbed Park is the most popular biking route, with over 10 km of bike lanes each way!

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UNESCO in Valencia: Visit La Lonja de la Seda (The Silk Exchange) and see the Water Tribunal in action (oldest oral tribunal of the world).

Valencia is known for its dishes featuring rice, a product that plays a pretty crucial role upon the stage of Valencian gastronomy. But what is not so well known is that the birthplace of their most iconic Spanish dish – Paella, is Valencia!

While rice undoubtedly reigns supreme in Valencia, don’t pass up the opportunity to give your palate a taste of the rest of the city’s offerings: All i Pebre, All i Oli, Fideuà or Suquet de Peix… a must try!


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