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Valencia is a modern, dynamic city, with a splendid historic centre which you should visit with lots of time to spare. Fine examples of the city’s rich architectural

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heritage are the Cathedral, the Miguelete tower, the ancient Silk Exchange, the Serranos and Quart

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towers, the Railway Station, the Central Market, the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas... and more.

The IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art), the Palau de la Música, L`Hemisfèric and L’Oceanogràfic in the City of Arts and Sciences and numerous museums such as “La Beneficència” Valencian Centre for Mediterranean Culture and the Natural Science Museum, are some of the artistic and cultural centres of a city that knows how to preserve its history while preparing for an even better future.

Valencian cuisine, a mixture of imagination and popular wisdom, will help you to regain your strength after visiting some of the sights. Discover typical rice dishes, try some fresh vegetables from the huerta, fresh seafood and fish from the Mediterranean. For dessert why not taste the local fruit and ice-cream, or have a refreshing drink of horchata (tiger nut milk) made in Alboraya.

The climate will surely encourage you to get out and about, stroll along the beaches in the cosmopolitan Malvarrosa district or the maritime esplanade of Las Arenas, just a few minutes from the city centre. These areas provide a beautiful view of the Mediterranean, and offer a range of entertainment facilities in the summer. For enjoying nature close to the city, visit the El Saler beach, to the south of Valencia–a unique eco-system flanked by sand dunes and pine forests. Or the Albufera, a freshwater lagoon connected to the sea, with a highly valuable ecology.

Golf, yachting, horse riding or tennis... whatever you want, there’s a place for you. If you’re looking for a quieter time, the ancient Turia riverbed, now converted into a 10km-long park flanking the city, has many spots for some rest and relaxation, or a quiet stroll. Other parks and gardens–Viveros, Monforte, or the Botanical Gardens–are also well worth visiting.

If you want a souvenir of your visit, stop in at any of the tiny local shops or department stores in the centre of town or around the Gran Vías. Local craftsmanship, design and fashion by Valencian creators!

The nightlife in Valencia is already known to many. Why not take advantage of all the possibilities for nighttime fun!

Take to the streets, make friends and discover a city full of life. Mediterranean style.

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info • Játiva, 24 (Estación del Norte) 46007 Valencia Tel. 96 352 85 73 Fax 96 352 85 73 E-mail: valenciarenfe@touristinfo.net • Paz, 48 46003 Valencia Tel. 96 398 64 22 Fax 96 398 64 21 E-mail: valencia@touristinfo.net • Pl. del Ayuntamiento, 1 46002 Valencia Tel. 96 351 04 17 Fax 96 352 58 12 E-mail: aytovalencia@touristinfo.net • Poeta Querol, s/n 46002 Valencia Tel. 96 351 49 07 Fax 96 351 99 27 E-mail: dipuvalencia@touristinfo.net

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• Valencia Airport (Manises), 8km from the city centre. National and international flights. Tel 96 159 85 00. Iberia Airlines Information: Tel 902 400 500 • Port of Valencia (Grao), 4km from city centre: 96 393 95 00 Sea links to the Balearic Islands. Trasmediterránea: 902 45 46 45 Balnearia: 902 16 01 80 • Spanish Railways network. Links to major Spanish cities. Renfe. Tel 902 24 02 02 • METRO Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) (Regional Railways), Tel 96 397 40 40 • Autopista del Mediterráneo (A-7 Motorway), connecting Valencia to Castellón and Barcelona to the north, and to Alicante and Murcia to the south. National routes N-340 and N- 332 cross the Land of Valencia from north to south. The A-3 runs to Madrid. • Valencia Bus Station: Tel 96 346 62 66 • Taxis: 96 370 33 33 - 96 357 13 13 96 347 52 52 • City Bus Service (EMT): Tel 96 315 85 15

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• Regional Government (Generalitat Valenciana): 96 386 60 00 / 012 • City Council: 96 352 54 78 • Guardia Civil: 062 • Emergencies: 112 • Local Information: 010 • National Police: 091 • Local Police: 092 • Infosalud (Health Information): 900 16 11 61 • Red Cross: 96 367 73 75

• Consumer Information Services: 900 500 222 • International Trade Fair: 96 386 11 00 • Valencia Conference Centre: 96 317 94 00 • City of the Arts and Sciences: 902 10 00 31 • Ricardo Tormo Valencia Region Racetrack: 96 252 52 20 facing the Mediterranean

consulates • Austria: 96 352 22 12 • Belgium: 96 380 29 09 • Colombia: 96 353 35 49 • Chile: 96 352 15 44 • Denmark: 96 351 36 06 • Ecuador: 670 388 085 • Finland: 96 315 41 60 • France: 96 351 03 59 • Germany: 96 310 62 53 • Iceland: 96 351 72 75 • Italy: 96 331 05 02 • Morocco: 96 310 60 61 • Mexico: 96 352 35 58 • Netherlands: 96 341 46 33 • Norway : 96 331 08 87 • Peru: 96 351 59 27 • Sweden : 96 394 03 75 • Switzerland: 96 351 88 16 • United Kingdom: 96 352 07 10 • USA: 96 351 69 73

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Small businesses generally open Mondays through Saturdays from 10.00 to 13.30 hrs and from 17.00 to 20.00 hrs. Department stores and hypermarkets open from 10.00 to 21.00 or 22.00 hrs Mondays through Saturdays. Banks are open from 9.00 to 13.30 hrs Mondays to Fridays, and some afternoons.

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places of interest Tourism 1. Tourist Information Offices Tourist Info 2. Agència Valenciana del Turisme 3. Tourist Centre for Professional Qualification Autonomous and municipal government 4. Valencia Regional Government (Palace of the Generalitat) 5. City Hall 6. Valencian Parliament (Benicarló Palace) 7. Provincial Council (Batlía & Marqués de Scala Palaces) Transport and communications 8. Post Office 9. Bus Station 10. Spanish Railways Station (RENFE - Norte) 11. Spanish Railways Station (RENFE - Cabanyal) 12. Regional Railways (FGV) 13. Port Cultural centres and museums 14. Cultural Centre/Library 15. City of Arts and Sciences L'Hemisfèric • L´Oceanogràfic Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe 16. Blasco Ibáñez House Museum 17. Congress Centre 18. Museum of Fallas Artists 19. College of the Fine Art of Silkmaking 20. House of the Religious Floats & Carriages 21. Granary 22. Dockyard 23. IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) Centro Julio Gonzalez 24. 19th Century Museum 25. Fallas Museum 26. Fine Arts Museum 27. P. Ignacio Sala S. J. Natural Science Museum 28. Valencian Centre for Mediterranean Culture - La Beneficència 29. Cathedral Museum 30. City Museum and Crypt of St Vicente the Martyr 31. Natural Science Museum 32. Patriarch’s Museum 33. Municipal History Museum 34. José Benlliure Home Museum 35. Clock Tower 36. González Martí Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts Museum (Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas) 37. Bullfighting Museum 38. Palau de la Música (Music Auditorium) 39. Old University 40. Military History Museum 41. Valencian Museum of the Illustration and Modern Times (MuVIM) and Sala Parpalló 90. Concha Piquer Home Museum 91. Rice Museum 92. Valencian Natural History Museum 99. City History Museum

Civic and religious buildings 42. Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken 43. Birthplace of St Vicente Ferrer 44. Cathedral 45. Hermitage of Santa Lucía 46. Church of Santos Juanes 47. Church of San Agustín 48. Church of San Esteban 49. Church of San Juan de la Cruz 50. Church of San Martín 51. Church of St Michael and St Sebastian 52. Church of San Nicolas 53. Church of Santa Catalina 54. Church of Santo Tomás 55. Church of el Pillar 56. Church of the Temple 57. Church and Convent of Santo Domingo 58. Ancient Silk Exchange 59. Central Market 60. Colón Market 61. The Miguelete Tower 62. Courthouse 63. Church of the Compañía 64. Palace of the Marquis of Scala 65. Bullring 66. Valldigna Portal 67. Royal College of the Patriarch 68. Royal Church of the Saviour 69. Royal Monastery of the Trinity 70. Parochial Church of the Blessed Cross 71. St John of the Hospital Church 72. The Quart Towers 73. The Serranos Towers 93. Exhibition Palace Parks and gardens 74. Botanical Gardens 75. Royal Gardens or Los Viveros and Zoo 76. Monforte Gardens 77. Ancient Turia Riverbed 78. Gulliver (Children’s Park) 79. Benicalap Park 80. The Hesperides Garden 94. Polifilo Garden 95. Orriols Garden 96. Marxalenes Garden 97. Oeste Garden Sports centres 81. Nautical Club 82. El Saler Golf Club 83. Tennis Club 84. Hippodrome 85. Fuente de San Luis Sports Pavilion 86. Mestalla Stadium 87. Nou Levante Stadium 88. Velodrome 89. Trade Fair 98. City of Justice EMT Tourist routes:

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Plane of Valencia