Southeast of Spain, the Mediterranean coast. Along it stretched the ancient city of Valencia, the third largest in the state. Also called the autonomous region, the land of excellent sandy beaches and sea resorts. The climate has more than this: the mountains serve as reliable protection against cold winds, because in the summer there is +30 or a degree or two higher, in winter it is not colder +20. A true earthly paradise, if we take into account the universally growing groves of citrus and date, bright juicy greens, wonderful flowers, among which there are many exotic ones. By the way, peasants here harvest a few times a year - is this not a sign of the land blessed by God!
Valencia demonstrates the sights at every step, this is an open-air museum.
Therefore, the tourism industry is highly developed here and put on a grand scale. More than four hundred hotels alone have been built! And water parks, sea sports stations for spearfishing and water skiing, windsurfing and sailing, climbing bases, from where you can climb mountains with instructors, hangars with sports planes, excellent golf courses ... As you can see, there is enough entertainment for every taste, and that's not counting the traditional bullfighting and folk carnival!
However, the true wealth of the city is different. Valencia sights of past centuries generously gives its guests. After all, it was founded in the second century AD, was considered a Roman colony of the ancient era. And each subsequent century made its contribution, creating a unique look of the city.
Its historical center is considered the area of the Holy Virgin, which once reminded an island, because washed from all sides by the river Turia. According to archaeologists and historians, in this place the city was founded. Millennia have passed, there has been no river for a long time - its reminder is a magnificent fountain - a favorite vacation spot for citizens on a summer day. But the huge 17th-century cathedral of Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados, built to glorify the Virgin Mary, in whose honor, in fact, the square is named, stands still. And the statue of the Virgin herself to this day is the patroness of Valencia and the assistant, protector of all the afflicted. By the way, Valencia offers to notice the sights not only in such obvious things, but also in street cafes, small and cozy restaurants, sitting at the tables of which, having tasted the local wine and traditional cuisine, you can feel all the charm and national color, the national spirit of the city.
Another cultural center is Kings Square and the main Cathedral in front of it. Until the 13th century there was a mosque where the Moors sent their prayers. Then, for five centuries, the Cathedral was built here. From the highest of its bell towers you can see the whole city - it is difficult to imagine a more wonderful view. But, more importantly, it is in this building that the greatest shrine of the Christian world is stored - the Holy Grail, brought here in the 15th century.
A trained eye can generally see a lot of talking objects around. Buildings, for example, in the historical part of the city keep traces of not only antique, but also Arabic and French architecture, elements of the Moorish style are traces of the warrior and conquests that took place on this earth.
Valencia shows the sights of the first steps of Christianity on its territory in the form of the Crypts of St. Vincent, a martyr who was severely injured for his faith. This unremarkable chapel magnet attracts faithful Catholics from all over the Old and New Worlds. The building is unique not only in age, but also in the construction style - Visigothic - such in the world can be counted on the fingers. And inside the chapel, pilgrims and tourists can touch the crypt with the ashes of the saint - they say that stones have healing power.
Valencia, Spain, attractions ... So, snapping tongues, experts speak succinctly when they mention the Cathedral of La Seo, the gates of Torres de Serrano, the Capella Santo Calis. Behind each name are the Epoch and History, revived in stone, frescoes, paintings. You can talk about each, and not only about these, but also other monuments for an infinitely long time. And they are worth it, believe me! For example, the Seminary building, which has now become a museum, is fraught with priceless tapestries of Flemish and Brussels weaving masters, as well as paintings by famous Spanish artists. Truly, this land has much to be proud of!
The Spaniards are a hospitable people. Therefore, Valencia is trying to locate its hotels on such streets so that tourists can conveniently get to the central areas of the city and to its outskirts. Tourism is one of the main income items to the treasury, and therefore, in this regard both in the city and in the region everything is at the highest level.
Welcome to Valencia!