Map of Spain: Valencia Region of Sun and History
Located on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is filled with historical sites, museums and a great cultural and traditional atmosphere.
Some of the most important cultural events are the festivities of Las Fallas, one of the most unique and crazy festivals in the map of Spain, and El Tribunal de las Aguas (The Water Court).
Valencia's most emblematic monuments are the Cathedral and its tower, "The Miguelete," the Serrano's and Quart's Towers, the Lonja de la Seda, and The City of Arts and Sciences.
The City of Arts and Sciences is an impressive example of modern architecture, designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava, and consists of five exceptional buildings: El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Opera house and performing arts center); L'Hemisfèric (Imax Cinema and Planetarium); L'Umbracle Garden; El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe (Science museum); and the L'Oceanogràfic (Open-air oceanographic park). The City of Arts and Sciences is surrounded by beautiful streams and pools and is mostly used as a place for relaxing.
Valencia is also known as the city of the flowers, with many gardens and parks. The Botanic Garden, the Royal Gardens, and the Ayora Garden are some of the most popular.
The beautiful city of Alicante is the second largest city in the Spanish community of Valencia and is located in the resort region of Costa Blanca, facing the Mediterranean and protected by Mount Benacantil.
Famous for its long sandy beaches and excellent weather, Alicante is also a major sightseeing attraction, luring tourists to its wonderful historical buildings, shops and its pleasant harbor.
Benidorm is one of the main attractions in Costa Blanca. This skyscraper resort town is a tourist hub for beach and party goers. Filled with hundreds of restaurants, nightclubs and bars, this town is one of the most recognized summer destinations in Spain.