Valencia, city’s and villages
It’s a city steeped in history and fiercely protective of its Valencian culture, language and traditions. It claims to be the home of the holy chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper and it’s the place where Spain’s most famous warrior, El Cid, ousted the Moorish invaders more than 1,000 years ago.
But Valencia is also a cosmopolitan place with its eye firmly on the future. The development of its breathtaking City of Arts & Sciences in recent years has put the entire city firmly on the world map as one of Europe’s leading cultural tourism destinations.
This is Spain’s largest city and the capital of the autonomous region of Valencia, which incorporates some of the country’s most popular coastal resorts. But until the advent of it’s much talked about arts and science millennium project, the city remained relatively untouched by tourism. Apart from a few student backpackers and culture buffs, the vast majority of foreign visitors never took the time to discover Valencia’s myriad of attractions.
Torrent is a municipality located within the metropolitan area of the city of Valencia. It is the largest municipality of the Horta Sud comarca, with 74,616 inhabitants (2006). It is situated some 7 km from Valencia City proper, to which it is connected via the metr.
Fiestas & Local Activities
Las Fallas is undoubtedly one of the most unique and crazy festivals in Spain (a country known for unique and crazy festivals). What started as a feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, has evolved into a 5-day, multifaceted celebration of fire. Valencia is usually a quiet city with a population of a half-million, but the town swells to an estimated three million flame-loving revellers during Las Fallas.
One of the most beautiful (and more sedate!) elements of Las Fallas is a ceremony called The Offering of Flowers to Our Lady of the Forsaken. Thousands of local women, young girls, toddlers and babies in prams form a procession in gorgeous traditional costumes to the Basilica Square, delivering more than 30 tons of multi-coloured carnations to the foot of the huge scaffolding. Over several hours, male festeros (fiesta organisers) insert the bouquets into the scaffolding until it emerges as a giant flower statue of the Virgin Mary.
La Tomatina. Bunol, Valencia
The sunny Mediterranean city of Valencia in Spain is world-renowned for its tasty and succulent oranges. And just thirty miles away is Buñol, another town just as famous for its produce. But its notoriety comes from the locals’ habit of wearing the produce as well as tasting it: every year, Buñol hosts La Tomatina, the world’s largest vegetable fight. Situated only 30 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean Sea, and well-connected by motorway and rail to Madrid and Valencia, this charming town erupts into a fiery blaze of tomato-hurling on the last Wednesday of every August.
Botanic Garden (Jardí Botànic) in Valencia
Turia Gardens in Turia
For Golf Lovers:
Club de Golf El Bosque
Club de Golf Manises
Club de Golf El Saler
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