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[acc_item title=”Central Market“] Special and unique Central Market in Valencia With more than 300 stores The Mercat Central de Valencia has always been known for the quality, variety and freshness of its products as well as the helpful, personalised service provided by its traders.
8:00 – 14:30
[acc_item title=”Silk Exchange Building“]Declared by the UNESCO Human´s Heritage, it is the jewel of European Gothic civil architecture.
The majority of the “Lonja” (silk exchange) was built between 1482 and 1492, under master mason Pere Compte. It comprises four parts: the Tower, the Sea Consulate Room, the Orange-tree Patio and the Room of Columns.
Mar 15 to Oct 15
From Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 19:00 Monday 10:00 to 14:00
Oct 16 to Mar 14
From Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Public holidays and Sundays From 10:00 to 15:00
[acc_item title=”Cathedral of Valencia“] The Cathedral was built on the site of a former mosque, and its construction began in the 13th century. However it continued to undergo a series of minor changes until the 17th century. The building features various different architectural styles, although there is a clear predominance of the Gothic style. Highlights in the church’s interior include the Chapel of the Holy Grail, the former chapterhouse with its beautiful vault with star motifs, an image of heaven with the 12 apostles and the coronation of the Virgin Mary.
The exterior of the Cathedral features the outstanding Puerta del Palau door, the oldest in the church, in the Romanesque style with Mudejar elements; and the 15th century Door of the Apostles.
Mar 20 to Oct 31
From Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:30
Nov 01 to Mar 19
From Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:30
Public holidays and Sundays 14:00 to 17:00
[acc_item title=”“Fallas” Museum“] The ninots (gigantic cardboard, wood and plaster figures) that are spared from burning every year by popular vote are on display in this museum.
This centre is located in an old hostelry. Its collection is made up of all the figures that have been spared from the fire by popular vote since 1934. Also on display are posters of the Fallas Festival and photographs of related subjects.
Mar 15 to Oct 15
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 19:00
Oct 16 to Mar 14
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Public holidays and Sunday 10:00 to 15:00
[acc_item title=”Basilica of the Holy Lady of Foresaken people“] This Baroque church, dedicated to the city’s patron saint, was the most important religious building constructed in Valencia in the 17th century.
The Basilica was built between 1652 and 1667, and is the only church in the old town that was not built on the site of a former parish church or convent – it was an entirely new work. Another unusual thing about it is that the dome is off-centre, towards the Cathedral.
[acc_item title=”City of Arts and Science“] The City of Arts and Science in Valencia is one of the largest scientific and cultural complexes in Europe. It is made up of impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic, and stands out because of its avant-garde architecture, designed by renowned architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela.
It is made up of six large elements: the Hemisfèric (IMAX Cinema and digital films) the Umbracle (landscaped vantage point), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative interactive science centre), the Oceanogràfic (Europe’s largest aquarium with over 500 marine species), the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts (dedicated to opera), and the Ágora (a multipurpose space in which concerts and many activities take place).
[acc_item title=”Albufera Natural Park“] This ancient marine gulf, evolved into a freshwater lake, is one of the most important wetlands in Spain.
The formation of the Albufera lake occurred due to the collapse of approximately 30 kilometres of the coastal band between Valencia and Cullera. The Albufera lake has an irregular outline, with an approximate diameter of six kilometres at its widest part. It is connected to the sea by means of canals or waterways which can be opened or closed by means of floodgates to modify the volume of water in the lake.
[acc_item title=”America´s Cup area“]The America’s Cup, is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two sailing yachts. The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. In 2007 Valencia held this important event in its harbour.[/acc_item]
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[acc_item title=”Paella cooking“] Learn from a local chef and practice how to cook a real Paella, following a local recipe in the popular city of Valencia.
[acc_item title=”Horchata tasting“]Discover this soft drink made with tiger nuts, water and sugar.[/acc_item]
[acc_item title=”Agua de Valencia tasting“]Orange juice, vodka or gin and cava are its main ingredients of this alcoholic drink.[/acc_item]