Valencia, the city which original Latin name meant strength or valor, nowadays is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, but also the third largest metropolitan area with a population reaching the 2.5 million. This Mediterranean city is situated on the banks of the Turia River, on the Eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and its warm winters and long, hot summers attract a huge number of visitors each year.
Valencia is a city that never fails to surprise, as it balances its important historical elements with a futuristic cultural and architectural “heart”. Its Old Town is perfect to stroll around and feel the history having a simple look to the magnificent buildings. On the other hand, the most impressive modern complex is the City of Arts and Sciences, gigantic and spectacular, idea of Santiago Calatrava.
It’s a friendly, vibrant place and one of Spain’s most exciting nightlife scenes…a must see during your cruise!