The Valencian Community is an autonomous community located in eastern Spain. Bathed along its entire coastline by the Mediterranean Sea, it is made up of three provinces: Alicante, Castellón and Valencia, it's capital. The Valencian Community borders to the north with Catalonia and Aragon, to the west with Castilla-La Mancha and Aragon and to the south with the Region of Murcia. With a Mediterranean climate, this autonomous community has mild temperate winters and warm summers, which attracts a large number of travelers looking to enjoy culture, history, tradition and of course its beaches. In addition, the Valencian Community has a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among which are the Lonja de la Seda, the cave art of the Mediterranean arc of the Iberian Peninsula, the Palm Grove of Elche, the Mystery of Elche (musical theater play), the Valencia Water Tribunal, the Valencia Fallas and it is home to the now-famous Mediterranean Diet. Valencian gastronomy is one of the most popular and internationally recognized cuisines, where rice is a staple and an artform. The Valencian paella is the most famous dish, but there are many others more worthy of a mention, such as baked rice, arroz a banda, arroz negro or fideuá. If we talk about sweets, we cannot fail to mention the fabulous nougat from Jijona, the chocolate from Villajoyosa, the tiger nut horchata accompanied by sweet fartons and, of course, the Valencian oranges.
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Located in the district of Ciutat Vella, in the heart of the city, the Barrio del Carmen is the authentic historical center of Valencia and one of the largest medieval neighborhoods in Europe. Its name is due to the church of Carmen Calzado, which is located there, next to the square of the same name. In this emblematic neighborhood, you will discover many places and restaurants where to eat or have a drink but also a lot of history. Formerly delimited by a Muslim wall, the medieval remains that are preserved today are the Serranos Towers and the Quart Towers. In El Carmen you will find the centenary Plaza del Árbol, the Portal de la Valldigna and the small Casa de los Gatos. In addition, this neighborhood is famous for its street art, its bohemian style and its museums of contemporary and modern art where the IVAM, the MUVIM and the Centre del Carme stand out. Undoubtedly, a place full of life that has everything, even terraces where you can have tapas or a good Valencian paella.
The City of Arts and Sciences is a 350,000-square meter complex dedicated to the dissemination of science and the arts. It comprises different buildings, each with its individual design and theme. It is so large that it is considered a city within a city. Within this complex are the buildings of the Oceanográfico, the Hemisférico, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía and the Ágora, and the Umbracle, the garden of the City of Arts and Sciences.
The large square where the Town Hall of Valencia is located. is surrounded by buildings, this square is famous for hosting major events and festivals, including the traditional mascletás de la Fallas.
This square is located in the center of Valencia, with its eye-catching three-storey circular construction surrounded by small traditional shops, where you can buy handicrafts, embroidery, fabrics, souvenirs from Valencia, and tapas bars located on the ground floor. In the center of the Plaza Redonda, there is a fountain installed from where you can see the bell tower of Santa Catalina.
This bell tower belongs to the Church of Santa Catalina, one of the oldest and most emblematic in the city whose construction dates back to the Reconquest. The baroque-style tower is located in the historic center of Valencia and dates from the 17th century.
La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia is a civil Gothic building declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside you will discover its impressive Salón Columnario or Salón de Contratación, the Patio de Naranjos and the Torreón where the chapel of the Inmaculada is located on the first floor and the upper floors that were created as a prison for defaulters.
The Cathedral of Valencia or Cathedral of the Holy Chalice is a building that combines several architectural styles. From the impressive Gothic door of the Apostles, the miguelete and the dome in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, through the various Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical styles, until the twenty-first century. Of great beauty, it also is noted for the quality of its paintings by various artists, including Francisco de Goya, for its choir and altarpiece. But, undoubtedly, the undisputed protagonist of the Valencian cathedral is the Holy Chalice, which is located in the chapel of the same name. This chalice dates from the Alexandrian period and is considered the Holy Grail. Although there are some skeptics due to its medieval appearance, the truth is that the relic is the agate cup, the upper part of the chalice, a precious Alexandrian cup of oriental origin that archaeologists consider to date from the years 100 to 50 BC. The lower part (the foot, the handles and the naveta supporting the cup), would have been added later, in medieval times. Hence the gold, pearls and precious stones and the alabaster vessel in Islamic style.
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