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Valencia

Valencia, is Spain’s third-largest city with a population of 791,000 people. It is situated in the center of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline. It is the home of paella and boasts a mouth-watering cuisine of seafood and other delicacies. Its history, extending back over 2000 years, has been deeply marked by the Roman and Arabic cultures. As a consequence of these past civilizations, Valencia offers a wide and varied range of activities but it still has a small town feel that makes foreigners feel at home.

For this reason, Valencia is an incredibly exciting place to visit, an international city with excellent cultural, architectural and entertaining delights. On top of that, the easygoing and extroverted character of the Valencians is reflected in the many fiestas and cultural activities held throughout the year in this land.

Some places to visit are: Baroque Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas, the Fine Arts Museum which ranks among the best museums in the country and The City of the Arts and Sciences is in itself is a spectacle for the eyes. Students can also take part in the best well known festivals: Las Fallas, in the middle of March, focuses on the creation and destruction of ninots and, in August, La Tomatina, the greatest vegetable fight of the world, with 30 thousand people and 200 tons of tomatoes. Students enjoy Valencia beaches all the year-round due to the mild weather.

It is across the Balearic islands and equidistant from Madrid and Barcelona. Valencia is an international city with excellent cultural, architectural and entertaining features. The city has a relaxing and lively appeal, which is most evident in the many fiestas and cultural activities held throughout the year.

In regards to the natural and economic resources, Valencia is a wealthy city, which can be credited to the resourceful commercial port located in the heart of the land. The great flow of tourists that arrive in the city can enjoy the beaches, which are large part of the city’s natural attraction. Valencia also offers a great number of activities to enjoy both during the day and night. Among these activities include visits to historical monuments and buildings, museums, bridges, and beaches. During the night, it is recommended to visit art galleries, expositions, theatre, traditional festivities, music shows, and various bars and discos throughout the Barrio del Carmen neighborhood.

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