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Explore Valencia, Spain On Foot

The history of the charming old town of historical Valencia, a city split into the old and new city is best experienced on foot

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

SPAIN. Valencia: The history of the charming old town of historical Valencia, a city split into the old and new city is best experienced on foot. The main monuments, eateries, and shops are walkable in a 20-minute radius around the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the main “go-to plaza” in Valencia. The plaza is a beautiful tree-lined square with a giant fountain at its heart and surrounded by truly amazing architecture, and is a great place to hang out with friends, and family.

Valencia, the birthplace of Paella, a Spanish rice dish, and Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences is the third-largest and one of the most beautiful cities in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. But not many tourists visit the city. And, it’s kind of a blessing in disguise for Valencia, the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia. Castellano is the principal dialect in Valencia.  

fountains at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Photo Credits: Feepik
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The port city of Valencia, the 5th-busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea, lies on Spain’s southeastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium, and an interactive museum at the City of Arts and Sciences. Valencia also has several beaches, a wetlands reserve with a lake, and walking trails.

The added attractions are its striking architecture, beautiful parks, and smaller price tags because of fewer numbers of tourists. Also, Valencia is one of the top gourmet destinations in Spain and hosts gastronomic events throughout the year.

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It is one of the best cities to live in, and walkability is its main attraction. The city has a huge green Turia Park spanning across the entire city, not much traffic on the roads, overly pleasant streets and neighbourhoods, and positive vibes. What else do you want to enjoy walking in a city?  

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  • Pradeep Chamaria
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    I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

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