Valencia can be a city of clichés: the light, the moon, the gun-powder, the paella, the flowers, the "Fallas Festival"... they are keys which attempt to explain what words cannot. It is necessary to visit and get to know Valencia to verify that centenary traditions live together with modernity; that sea and city are compatible; that the green colour of farms can be kept together with a modern urban scheme; that Valencia is unique at night and during the day. But the capital of the river Turia is more than that.
In addition to the innumerable attractions of the city, there are now a series of classy new developments such as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences) and the Museo Príncipe Felipe (Prince Philip Museum) which are all linked to culture.
Valencia really has it all, and will continue modernising and decorating its impressive surroundings.
In addition to this, Valencia is also universally known for its Mediterranian climate and its urban and popular beaches: Malvarrosa, Cabañal and Las Arenas. The beach itself has full facilities in addition to the wide range of bars, restaurants and leisure activities which transform the area into a hub of activity 24 hours a day in the summer months.
To the south lies Pinedo, a quiet beach leading onto the beautiful, fine sand beaches of El Saler and Devesa, sheltered from westerly winds by a strip of sand dunes and pine trees. They also have the great advantage of being situated in the Albufera Nature Reserve, one of the finest natural settings along this coastline. Besides swimming and sunbathing, the beaches of Valencia boast a wide variety of activities.