Valencia has two faces, two different faces but they are in a perfect harmony with each other. The historic center, the old city with buildings dating back to Roman times such as the famous Cathedral and the modern and futuristic part, the City of Arts and of Science and the new port, completely renovated in 2007.
Valencia is a cheerful, safe, inexpensive and very welcoming city.
It’s a city where you immediately feel at home.
What to do in Valencia, in order of (my) comfortable preference:
-Do not miss the Museum of Modern Art, IVAM. An amazing museum with permanent exhibitions and reviews of prestigious artists from all over the world. When I went there was a beautuful exhibition dedicated to Equipo Cronica. Cost: 6 euros. (I’m not used to spending so little, I was very surprised)
-Walking in the Turia garden, you will feel in complete harmony with the beautiful hundreds of types of plants in this beautiful garden that runs through the whole city. It is the largest urban garden in Spain. The park was built in 1986, in the Turia riverbed. The Mayor decided to drain the river, because of the too many floods and also for its dangerouse , and in its place he built the park in the old riverbed.
-Visit the City of Arts and Science and Oceanography. See the previous article.
-Enter the Cathedral in the old city and admire in its interior, in addition to the splendid paintings by Goya, the chapel where the Holy Grail is kept. Those who want can climb the two hundred steps and find themselves on the Bell Tower of the Muguelete, from which you can admire an unforgettable Skyline of Valencia.
-Go to the beach of Alboraya, full of bars and restaurants.
-Visit Longia de la seta, the silk market, made at the end from 1400. Representation of the symbol of opulence and wealth of the city
-Dining at the market of Colon, a fun incubator of bars and restaurants.
-Visit the particular Bombas Gens Art Center. Vero impressive. There are often interesting exhibits. We went to see a beautiful photography exhibition. But it is the building structure that is worth visiting. It is a center built inside a factory built in 1930 with an Art Deco style. Also in the museum / factory, you can visit a medieval cellar is a bomb shelter, of the Second World War. Inside the building is the famous Ricard Camarena restaurant.