Valencia Vacations & Travel Packages!
Valencia, the capital city of the autonomous community of Valencia, is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. It is a modern city with a status of global city. Valencia is a beautiful tourist destination featuring a dream-like seaside ambiance. This Mediterranean port town is also known among the explorers as a ‘piece of heaven fallen on earth’. The plazas of this town are palm-fringed and vibrant and its churches pull the attention of tourists with brightly hued azulejo domes. Valencia is affluent in cultural heritage and possesses imposing monuments as well. This place is an excellent destination to visit for history freaks and nature buffs alike.
Places of Interest in Valencia
La Lonja de Seda
A magnificent Gothic structure constructed in the 15th century, La Lonja de Seda was, at the time of fortification, a home to the Silk Exchange of the city. Silk Exchange was the marketplace where the renowned Valencian silk was put under trade with the merchants and was further sold all over the European continent. This imposing building is one of the best examples of Gothic civil structural design in Europe.
Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas
Also named as the Marquise Palace, Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas now abodes the National Ceramic Museum. This spectacular palace is famed for its affluently decorated facade with an excellently carved alabaster doorway. There is a museum in the palace boasting more than 5,000 exhibits of traditional pottery from Valencia and its nearby regions. In addition, other notable items put on the display here are ancient Arab, Roman, and Greek pottery.
The Cathedral of Valencia
A magnificently built Gothic church with illustrative Miguelete Tower elevating above Valencia, the Cathedral of Valencia is erected on the site of an old Moorish mosque. This cathedral was constructed in the 13th century and was modernized in 17th century. The external portion of this lovely church blends together the original Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architectural elements.
Museo de Bellas Artes
A fine arts museum in Valencia, Museo de Bellas Artes is an excellent place to discover the artistic heritage of the city. The museum puts on display archeological findings, sculptures, and paintings. Most of the art collection in the museum emphasizes on the works of local artists, from the medieval times to present.