Valencia

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, has a population of around 1.5 million people and is situated on the country’s east coast. The city has a long and interesting history: it was founded as a Roman colony and was occupied by Moroccan and Arab Moors during the medieval period before being reconquered in 1238 by the Christian king James I of Aragon. In the 18th century Valencia took the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession and was briefly the capital of Spain in 1812. It also served as capital between 1936 and 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Valencia’s historic centre is one of the largest in Spain and its many cultural attractions make the city one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

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Hotel Whispers
Hostal Venecia
Hostal Venecia - Exterior Hostal Venecia - Bedroom Click to enlarge
Hostal Venecia  Website Trip Advisor Page Hostal Venecia is a modern, comfortable, air-conditioned hotel right on the main square of Valencia, 200 metres from the City Hall and 350 metres from the nearest Metro station (20 minute journey from the airport). The hotel is inexpensive to stay in, offers a decent breakfast for under €8 and is within easy walking distance of all the sights in the historic centre. The reception staff are friendly and most anxious to help in any way possible, including sightseeing advice etc. Can be recommended. (Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 3, 46002 València)

Restaurant Whispers

Bri De Safra Cerveceria Manyans Bri De Safra Cerveceria Manyans La Tagliatella
Bri De Safra  Trip Advisor Page Decent food at reasonable prices, with no pretension to be anything more. The menu features a three-course table d’hote menu for €16. The food is fine for the price, and the drinks are not expensive. The service is prompt and efficient and the serving staff are lovely. The big selling point, however, is the restaurant’s enviable position on the Plaza De La Reina: have dinner at one of the restaurant’s outside tables and watch the world go by! (Plaça de la Reina, 11, 46001 València) La Tagliatella  Website Trip Advisor Page This Italian restaurant is part of a chain but don’t let that put you off: it is a stylish restaurant with beautiful, modern decor staffed by well-presented, polite staff. The food is above average, with the thinnest pizzas you will find anywhere and a very wide range of pasta dishes as well as the expected meat and fish offerings. It is marginally more expensive than neighbouring restaurants, but it is well worth the little extra. Can recommend. (Carrer de Sant Vicent Màrtir, 23, 46002 València) Restaurante Manyans  Trip Advisor Page This typical Valencian tourist restaurant is located in a narrow “restaurant street” just off the busy Carrer de Sant Vicent Martir, north of the Plaza Ayuntamiento. Being in Valencia we had to try paella and we ordered it here - it turned out to be an excellent choice. Good quality food and drink at reasonable prices, friendly staff without being fawning and all of it topped off with a bustling atmosphere. Worth a try. (Calle Cerrajeros, 16, 46001 València. N.B. also known as Carrer dels Manyans )

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As in Barcelona, street signs in Valencia are often bilingual, with Valencian (a variety of Catalan) featuring alongside - and sometimes instead of - Spanish. To the eyes of the visitor sometimes the difference is small, amounting to a minor variation in spelling. Sometimes however the two names are quite distinct and it is advisable to take proper care in order to avoid getting lost. Greatest Hits Plaza Del Ayuntamiento Torres De Serranos Mercado Central La Lonja Plaza De La Reina Valencia Cathedral      Worth a Look Museo De Bellas Artes Museo De Ceramica Plaza De La Virgen Plaza Redonda Torres De Quart Barrio Del Carmen  Out of Town La Albufera City of Arts & Sciences The Cabanyal District El Puig Monastery Peñíscola Xativa Click to enlarge La Tagliatella
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Valencia
Valencia
Valencia, the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, has a population of around 1.5 million people and is situated on the country’s east coast. The city has a long and interesting history: it was founded as a Roman colony and was occupied by Moroccan and Arab Moors during the medieval period before being reconquered in 1238 by the Christian king James I of Aragon. In the 18th century Valencia took the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession and was briefly the capital of Spain in 1812. It also served as capital between 1936 and 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Valencia’s historic centre is one of the largest in Spain and its many cultural attractions make the city one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.
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Greatest Hits Worth a Look Out of Town Plaza Del Ayuntamiento Torres De Serranos Mercado Central La Lonja Plaza De La Reina Valencia Cathedral      Museo De Bellas Artes Museo De Ceramica Plaza De La Virgen Plaza Redonda Torres De Quart Barrio Del Carmen  La Albufera City of Arts & Sciences The Cabanyal District El Puig Monastery Peñíscola Xativa Hostal Venecia
Hostal Venecia  Website Trip Advisor Page Hostal Venecia is a modern, comfortable, air- conditioned hotel right on the main square of Valencia, 200 metres from the City Hall and 350 metres from the nearest Metro station (20 minute journey from the airport). The hotel is inexpensive to stay in, offers a decent breakfast for under €8 and is within easy walking distance of all the sights in the historic centre. The reception staff are friendly and most anxious to help in any way possible, including sightseeing advice etc. Can be recommended. (Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 3, 46002 València)
Restaurante Manyans Bri De Safra La Tagliatella
Bri De Safra  Trip Advisor Page Decent food at reasonable prices, with no pretension to be anything more. The menu features a three-course table d’hote menu for €16. The food is fine for the price, and the drinks are not expensive. The service is prompt and efficient and the serving staff are lovely. The big selling point, however, is the restaurant’s enviable position on the Plaza De La Reina: have dinner at one of the restaurant’s outside tables and watch the world go by! (Plaça de la Reina, 11, 46001 València) La Tagliatella  Website Trip Advisor Page This Italian restaurant is part of a chain but don’t let that put you off: it is a stylish restaurant with beautiful, modern decor staffed by well- presented, polite staff. The food is above average, with the thinnest pizzas you will find anywhere and a very wide range of pasta dishes as well as the expected meat and fish offerings. It is marginally more expensive than neighbouring restaurants, but it is well worth the little extra. Can recommend. (Carrer de Sant Vicent Màrtir, 23, 46002 València) Restaurante Manyans  Trip Advisor Page This typical Valencian tourist restaurant is located in a narrow “restaurant street” just off the busy Carrer de Sant Vicent Martir, north of the Plaza Ayuntamiento. Being in Valencia we had to try paella and we ordered it here - it turned out to be an excellent choice. Good quality food and drink at reasonable prices, friendly staff without being fawning and all of it topped off with a bustling atmosphere. Worth a try. (Calle Cerrajeros, 16, 46001 València. N.B.    also    known    as    Carrer    dels Manyans )
As in Barcelona, street signs in Valencia are often bilingual, with Valencian (a variety of Catalan) featuring alongside - and sometimes instead of - Spanish. To the eyes of the visitor sometimes the difference is small, amounting to a minor variation in spelling. Sometimes however the two names are quite distinct and it is advisable to take proper care in order to avoid getting lost.