Journey to the cities of the Fallas.
Famous all over the world Fallas they represent the most popular event for tourists. An event able to combine art and tradition, like few others.
And the Fallas are just a starting point to appreciate, at best, a city with a strong historical and cultural identity. A city that, like a few, has managed to bring together, wisely, avant-garde and tradition.
Valencia that you do not expect. With futuristic restorations, integrated to perfection with its history and its splendid monuments. With its splendid, ancient, historic center, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval walls. His beautiful Cathedral. His marvelous museums, like the IVAM, entered the gothic style of international art centers together with the Centro del Carmen; a magnificent recovery of a Renaissance monastery, now dedicated to contemporary art.
City suitable for men and children. Perfect, and family-friendly, with many proposals suitable for everyone: from the beautiful and interesting Museum of Sciences, to the Hemisferic. You will be spoiled for choice.
HOW TO GET TO VALENCIA
The Spanish city is easily accessible by plane, train and car. To get to Valencia you will only be spoiled for choice.
Arriving by plane is, without a doubt, the best, quickest and most likely economic method. The international airport is located in the small town of Manilas, just 8 kilometers from the center.
You can arrive, by direct flight, from the main European destinations. Once you have landed the buses by metro, you can quickly get to the center by public transport. The Metrovalencia service, is the Metrobus 150, are active every day, including holidays, with tickets starting from only 1,00€.
Photo, 2008 Felivet
Madrid and Barcelona are the bases to reach the city by train. Estació del Nord, is the main railway station, located in the center, blacks near the Plaza de Toros. The building that houses the station is an extraordinary example of Valencian Art Nouveau, declared “Bien de Interés Cultural” in the 1987.
At the Northern Station, only regional lines transit. the main lines are the one for Alicante, Tarragona, Liria and the Cuenca-Madrid line. The station is connected to Metrovalencia’s 3 and 5 lines.
At just 800 meters from here, is the Estación de Joaquín Sorolla, from where AVE high-speed trains pass through Barcelona and Madrid. From the capital, it takes just under two hours with the AVE train to get to the destination.
Spain has an efficient, modern road network that connects all parts of the country. Valencia, can be reached in a short time, along the fast highway that connects it to Barcelona or Madrid. In both cases, traveling along two different motorways, you travel about 350 kilometers.
Crossing the whole of the Iberian peninsula, from Porto, involves an operation of over 900 kilometers.
From the north, the French Montpellier is about 685 kilometers. From Genoa, in Italy, you have to travel, 1200 kilometers: a trip to be budgeted if you want to do one or more “on the road” stages.
There are no direct connections with Valencia. From the port, located in the center, there are exclusively connections with the Balearic Islands, guaranteed by Trasmediterranea and Balearia. In high season, there are over 40 weekly crossings to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza San Antonio, Mostaganem and Menorca. Times vary from a minimum of 3 hours to the nearby San Antonio, to a maximum of 16 hours.