Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain. This town has a different ambiance as it mixes the old with the new. Also it is full of surprises. Have you ever heard about the Holy Grail? It is the cup which believed to have been used by Jesus Christ at the meal before his death. Rumors has it that is has been kept in the Cathedral in central Valencia. Let’s discover the excitements you can enjoy when you visit Valencia!
1) Visit Valencia Cathedral and The Holy Grail
There are many claimants about where the Holy Grail has been kept in. The list of the possible places is an ever-lengthening list and Valencia, Spain’s Santo Cáliz invariably tops the list. The truth is it’s been one of the most visited tourist attraction in Valencia. In spite of the fact that even the reality of the Holy grail is not certain, La Capilla del Santo Cáliz (Chapel of the Chalice) is worth seeing when you visit Valencia.
2) Drink Horchata
There are many things to do when you visit Valencia. Drinking Horchata is absolutely one of the “must” ones. Horchata is the local drink of Valencia. It contains water, chufas(tiger nuts) and sugar.It is said that Horchata is not only delicious but also beneficial for our digestive system. The special mixture which doesn’t contain caffeine and gluten makes it available for both children and gluten intolerant people!
3) Eat Paella
It is said that Paella is the history of Spain on a plate. The tomato, vegetables, rice, safran and even the olive oil on the pan reflects the historic culture of Spain. Actually Paella is not a classical mixture of meat and vegetables, it’s a slow evolution of Spanish cuisine. The best point is, you can eat the real Paella only in Valencia. So, what are you waiting for to visit Valencia?
4) Discover The City Arts and Sciences
As a great example of modern architecture and a large scientific and cultural complex, The City Arts and Sciences is located in Valencia. It is situated in a two-kilometre-long area on the old Turia River bed. It contains 6 different centers:
- the Hemisfèric (IMAX Cinema and digital films)
- the Umbracle (landscaped vantage point)
- the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative interactive science centre)
- the Oceanogràfic (Europe’s largest aquarium with over 500 marine species)
- the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts (dedicated to opera)
- the Ágora (a multipurpose space in which concerts and many activities take place)
All these different complexes organize different events related to science, technology, nature and art. Beyond all these attractions, only the unique structure of this complex worth seeing when you visit Valencia!
5)Have a Stroll in El Carmen
El Carmen is basically the most famous neighborhood in Valencia. It stands as a reflection of the Spanish Culture with it’s tangled web of streets, narrow alleys and old plazas. You should definitely have a long stroll if you want to discover all the funny stuff in El Carmen. From beautiful sketches to authentic buildings, there are countless little surprises waiting there you to enjoy!
6) Do Shopping at Calle Colón
The main shopping street in Valencia is Calle Colón. It’s a lovely crowded street with countless stores of the famous brands and designer boutiques. You’ll see more and more streets full of different shops as you turn around any corner. In addition, little café’s are sprinkled all over the shops where you can have some rest while shıopping!. Whether you love shopping or not, you should definitely have a stroll at Calle Colón when you visit Valencia!
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