"Put your tympanums at risk in Valence" Spain Things to Do Tip by DanielF
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Valencia, the vibrant city on the Mediterranean is a year round destination. But anybody who claims to be a world traveler must visit the city at least once during the Falles festival (mid March). At that time of the year, you will get enough of all the stereotypes that have made Valencia famous worldwide: paella tasting, non-stop party amidst of a strendous noise of rocket-crackets and music street bands and, of course, you will see the famous gigantic papier mache monuments that raise above the buildings of the city and will go burnt in the night of 19 March.
If you choose to visit Valencia at other time of the year, you will have a much more relaxed experience enjoying one of the largest historical areas in Spain which still does not have the same amount of tourists than other better known destinations.
But Valencia did not get stuck in time. With more than 750.000 inhabitants, it is Spain's third metropolis and the center of an important agricultural and industrial region. New (not always very achieved) urban developments, like the pompously named City of Arts and Science are aiming at placing Valencia into the circuit of European tourist capitals.
You can see many other pictures in my Valencia page.
Directions: Surrounded by orange trees, but no longer crossed by the river Túria.
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