Valencia
Spain
By Vanessa Brown

València Spain is one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in the world. Located on the Mediterranean shore of the Iberian Peninsula, hugging the shores of the Turia River, you will find the birth place of paella. Granted the status of an autonomous community by the federal government in 1982, València has a culture all its own.  Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over Spain and around the world visit to enjoy the culture, history, food and attractions of this enchanting city.

Travelers may arrive and depart València in many easy and accommodating ways. The Manises Airport, (VLC) located just 8 miles from the city center of València in nearby Manises, can accommodate all flight needs. WhatsCheaper.com urges guests to follow this (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to air travel information. Manises airport is served by a barrage of national and low-cost carriers, with daily flights arriving from all over Europe and around the world. Upon arrival at the airport guests will find that the cheapest way to get to their accommodations is by using the recently completed metro line. Alternately taxis and buses are always a good choice and will afford visitors a nice mini tour en route to their hotel. WhatsCheaper.com can assist travelers with booking accommodations by following this (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Once in València visitors will be immediately enchanted by the deep history, rich culture and world renowned food.  València is a city for every taste and budget. Guests may take in museums, art-galleries, public gardens, cultural and historical sites, beaches, fairs and much celebrated early events. At the end of a long day restaurants and night life come alive. While spring and fall have ideal weather conditions there is something to do every month of the year.

There are many travelers who choose to arrange their plans around one of València’s spectacular yearly events. Most notable of these events are the Falles yearly festival and the European Formula One Grand Prix. The Falles is a traditional celebration held every year in commemoration of St. Joseph and is a very important part of the culture of València. Said to originate in the middle ages and complete with traditional costumes, ceremonial tower burnings, nightly fireworks, food, drink and fun, it is the experience of a lifetime. Held March 15th-19 the final night culminates in a raucous evening of bonfires and festivities. In more recent tradition the European Formula One Grand Prix held on the València Street circuit is steeped in pure excitement. One of only three urban circuits that exists today, the event is held over three days in the summer. Both events draw hundreds of thousands of people to València and WhatsCheaper.com urges guests to plan ahead.

History and culture are preeminent in València. There is a long list of historical sites to keep the history buff in anyone busy. From roman era sites, through the middle ages and into the current day, there are many themes covered. One can chart the progression of the city through history by visiting one of the many outstanding museums. València also offers a wonderful view into the many architectural styles of the past. The Cathedral Museum is a wonderful example of architectural styles in harmony. The building is situated over a Roman temple and its origins remounts to the XIII century; each of its three doors has a different style, the main door, the door of the Irons has a baroque style, the Apostles door has a gothic style and the Palau door has a Romanesque style. València also boasts some of the most ground breaking and original contemporary buildings.

No matter the time of year València will delight even the most discerning guest. There is always excitement and wonder waiting around every corner as guests tour this idyllic city. WhatsCheaper.com urges travelers to begin booking the trip of a lifetime today.

MUST SEE IN Valencia LIST:

  • 1. City of Arts and Sciences
  • 2. L'Hemisferic
  • 3. Santos Juanes Church
  • 4. Malvarrosa Sea Promenade
  • 5. Las Arenas Beach
  • 6. The Flower Bridge
  • 7. Colon Market
  • 8. La Lonja de la Seda
  • 9. North Station
  • 10. Town Hall

Valencia EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Carnaval - February
  • 2. Las Fallas - March
  • 3. Fiesta de San Vicente Ferrer - April
  • 4. Dance València - April
  • 5. Fiesta del Cristo del Grau - May
  • 6. Fiesta de San Bult - June
  • 7. Noche de San Juan - June
  • 8. Feria de Julio - July
  • 9. Tomatina de Bunol - August
  • 10. International Fireworks Festival - October

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Westin Valencia
Amadeo de Saboya, 16, Valencia, Spain
By Katelyn Mohney

Located within walking distance of the València Airport, less than 2 miles from the Port of València, and less than a mile from both the local bus station and the North Railway Station, the Westin València is the epitome of convenience. The Westin València's location offers easy access to all that València, Spain has to offer. Visitors can make their own travel arrangements upon arrival, or visitors may choose to contact the hotel's concierge service to make arrangements. Doormen are available to assist with luggage. Check-in lasts until 3 p.m. and check-out ends at 12 p.m.

Guest rooms are furnished with the Westin Heavenly Bed to invite visitors to have a night of exceptional sleep. Rooms also feature flat screen televisions with satellite and cable channels and the capacity for in-room movie rental directly through the television. High speed wireless internet access is available in guest rooms, business area or/and hotel lobby for a daily fee. For the convenience and comfort or guests, each room includes a coffee and tea maker, an iron, an ironing board, umbrellas, and an electronic safe for storage of personal items. Bathrooms feature the Heavenly Shower/Bath, with separate bath and shower stalls, bathrobe, slippers, a hairdryer, and bidet. Connecting rooms, disability accessible rooms and suites are also available.

Guests may wish to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many dining areas offered by the hotel, or if you choose to spend the night relaxing or working in your room, room service meals are available and only an easy phone call away. Visit the fitness center to stay in shape, then relax in the hotel's pool or visit the spa for serious rejuvenation.

The Westin València invites guests to experience the hotel's excellent environment. WhatsCheaper.com can assist in booking your room today. Follow this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to reserve a room today.

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