Harbour Valencia Information
Mild Mediterranean climate in and around Valencia
Holidays in Spain promise sun, beach and sea and culture lovers will find a lot of attractions. Valencia is situated at the Spanish eastern coast about 350 kilometers from Madrid where the River Turia leads into the Mediterranean Sea.
About 1.8 million people live in Greater Valencia. Tourists particularly love the mild Mediterranean climate. Not only the beaches outside Valencia attract tourists but also the museums and arts. Both, arts and science, rank first in the third-largest Spanish town.
By ferry from Valencia to the Balearic Islands
Valencia’s port is very important. It is divided into a ferry and container terminal. The port plays an extremely important role with regard to passenger transport. The ferry Valencia – Mallorca is the most convenient route to the Balearic Islands.
The ferry Valencia – Ibiza also takes tourists from the Spanish mainland to the island. Many sailing ships in the port of Valencia attract the attention of the passengers arriving there.
Two attractions: Museo Taurino and Silk Exchange
The Silk Exchange in Valencia (Lonja de la Seda) which was built between 1482 and 1533 is one of the attractions. In 1996 it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The Bullfighting Museum (Museo Taurino) is a must for many tourists.
Anyway, there are lots of places of interest for museum lovers. Nature lovers can visit the Zoo or go for a walk in the Botanical Garden. The Albufera Nature Park with its freshwater lagoon is said to be one of the most important nature reserves in Europe.