As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia has seen dramatic changes in the 1800 years since it was first settled by Roman soldiers. Visitors staying in the many sophisticated hotels in Valencia will find ancient history juxtaposed with cutting-edge architectural design, best exemplified by the striking bridges crossing the former path of the Turia River and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.
To sample Valencia’s rich history, set your sights on the grand cathedral, the Miguelete bell-tower, the fortified Quart's Towers and the Museum of Fine Arts. Often described as “The City of Flowers,” Valencia bursts into bloom each spring, particularly in colourful and fragrant public parks such as the Ayora, Botanic, Royal and Turia gardens.
Those seeking energy and excitement from their Valencia hotel stay will find pounding and pulsating nightlife in the Barrio del Carmen, and along Calle Juan Lloréns and the roads to the coast. To experience Valencia’s biggest party, visit in spring for Las Fallas, one of Europe’s wildest festivals.
Perched on the Mediterranean, Valencia hotels are the perfect base for exploring the laid-back resorts of the Orange Blossom Coast to the north, or the beach-holiday hubs of Benidorm and Torrevieja along the Costa Blanca.