Charming and Historic Valencia Vacation Spots
Visit the Bullfight Museum, founded in 1929, that contains one of the most important bullfight collections in Spain. Admire the bull and bullfighter while getting a taste of both inside this interesting museum. Afterwards, proceed to one of the most outstanding bullrings in the world.
Discover one of Europe’s largest marine parks, L’ Oceanografic, which focuses on the seas and oceans of the planet. The park is broken into two areas - fish/invertebrates and marine mammals. There are approximately 45,000 animals from 500 different species on display, including special exhibits on dolphins, sea lions, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Off the beaten path of tourism lies a jewel in one of the most idyllic settings in Valencia - Santa Maria's Monastery at El Puig. Tradition mentions that during the Muslim takeover, a bizantinian image of the Virgen del Puig was hidden until the year 1237. The Catholic conquest of Valencia by King Jaime I found the image and proclaimed her as the Patron Saint of the conquered lands and erected a temple in her honor. The inspiration of "San Pedro Nolasco," founder of the Order of "la Merced," was what made this discovery possible.
Further explore this vibrant city, home of paella and the Holy Grail, with an orientation via motorcoach of some of its highlights - the towers of Serrano and Cuart, the bull ring, and a peek at the elaborate ceramic facades for which the town of Valencia is known. Proceed to the salons of Town Hall, followed by a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Many of the best-known buildings will be pointed out, including the 15th century Lonja, the Central Market, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken, and the Cathedral?, before spending some time in the charming Fallas Museum. An ideal way to explore the highlights of this delightful "city of flowers."