Valencia is a city located in the southeast of Spain, and is the capital of the homonymous autonomous community. It is the country's third-largest city, after Madrid and Barcelona, and has over the years become a major cultural, sport and artistic hub in the Mediterranean. Much of the development in Valencia is down to the City of Arts and Science, designed by Valencia-born architect/superstar Santiago Calatrava, which is a huge complex comprising, among other buildings, a planetarium, a science museum, an oceanographic park, an opera house, a performing arts centre and an impressive suspension bridge. Another great sight in the city is the Llotja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) building, built in splendid Gothic architecture and named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has an international airport, which has connections with many Spanish and European cities, such as flights from London, Madrid Rome, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Palma de Mallorca and Paris. If you're looking for a cheap flight, you can use our online flight comparison tool to search, browse and compare all the available options and buy the flight that you prefer.
The airport has good connections with the city, as you can make the journey into the city by bus or by taxi, with journey time of 25-45 minutes, depending on the transport mode and intensity of traffic. Once you have arrived in the city, you can buy a Valencia Tourist Card, which gives tourists many benefits. Firstly, you have unlimited free access on the city's public transport network (including the bus to and from the airport), free entry into museums and local sights and, in addition to this, discounts up to 50% in 130 partners, such as shops, restaurants and leisure and entertainment facilities. The historical centre of the city, the Barri del Carme, is a great place to enjoy a walk and make the most of cafes, shops and bars. The city's cathedral has been visited by Spanish legendary figures like el Cid and King James I of Aragon, and the top of its Micalet tower offers great views of the city. You shouldn't miss the annual Fallas Festival in March, when huge papier maché models are burnt on the streets and fireworks set alight for days. Visit more of Spain by taking a high-speed train to Madrid or a train to Barcelona and other cities.