Valencia, The city of Sun and Fire

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Valencia, The city of Sun and Fire

Valencia can be seem a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gunpowder, the paella, the flowers and the Fallas. These are just key words to explain what cannot really be put into words. People need to visit and know Valencia to discover that centuries-old traditions coexist with modernity. That sea and city are compatible. That the green of the nature can live together with a modern urban area. The fact that Valencia is unique during the day and at night.


"The city of SUN and FIRE"


Mediterranean cuisine

Founded by the Romans, Valencia has been the home of many cultures over its history: Romans, Visigoths, Moors and the Aragonese all made the city an important cultural and financial centre.




In 1094, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, called El Cid Campeador, conquered Valencia on behalf of the Christians, but the city later fell to the Almoravids in 1102. Following the Moorish domination, it was in 1238 that James I of Aragon finally reconquered the city, and founded the Kingdom of Valencia, with its characteristic legislative privileges

From March 15 to 19, Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire known as Las Fallas

The City of Art & Science

The city hall

The Serrano´s towers

Colon´s market

Virgin Mary´s Square


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