Valencia: Mediterranean, Futuristic and Ancient City
Among the top ten destinations in passionate country of Spain is certainly the city of Valencia. Why is Valencia so unique that you just have to visit it? It is a rarity to see the city that is able to combine in such a harmony the most avant-garde, innovative and futuristic buildings from the modern era with remnants of the far past (year 138 BC). Not many cities in the world are so balanced in all their diversities and history.
Valencia is one of the top destination when it comes to conferences and fairs, it is the center of avant-garde design, not only in Spain, but in whole Europe. Valencia has it both: art and business. And one thing more: Valencia has its uniquely attractive coast. The coastal mountains are so close, while the sea is open and vast. Thanks to this incredible location, this city has been Mediterranean port for a long time and it still has got the charm of the seaport city.
You will see a lots of orange trees in Valencia. However, these Valencia oranges were, in fact, developed in California. If you are interested in tasting local food, try paella, Spanish national dish. One of the best paellas are made here and not only locals, but other Spanish citizens would admit that.
Valencia contains many historical monuments, but one modern complex, the City of Arts and Sciences is the crown jewel of the city. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, a native architect of Valencia and one of the hottest architects in the world at the moment, the City of Arts and Sciences contains museums (Oceanographic is one of them you should not miss), theaters, cinemas etc.
If you wonder where to stay while in this incredible city, you have plenty of hotels and hostels available. However, if you prefer renting a flat, check out http://www.valenciaflats.com/en/ and there you will find a flat of your choice to enjoy the trip to Valencia even more.