Valencia is the third largest city in Spain (after Madrid and Barcelona). It has a population of about 1.7 million people. Valencia has global city status. Valencia port is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the largest on the Mediterranean sea.
Valencia has a 2000 year old history enriched by the presence of Iberians, Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims, and Christians who have left behind a heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions. This has turned Valencia into one of the Spain's top tourist destinations.
Valencia is located on the banks of the Turia river, on the eastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the western part of the Mediterranean sea.
Valencia has a subtropical climate on the borderline of the Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 22.3 ºC (72.1 °F) during the day and 13.4 ºC (56.1 °F) at night.
Valencia is renowned throughout Spain for its vibrant nightlife. Whether you want a quiet night enjoying dinner with friends, a trip to a concert to see a new band, a night of bar-hopping around all the coolest bars or an all night clubbing session, you should find what you are after in Valencia.
Valencia's beaches are just 15 minutes away from the city centre. Popular beaches include Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and El Cabañal.
Lying on the sand and enjoying the sun, diving into the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean, playing volleyball, taking a pedal boat out to sea, working out in one of the fitness areas, eating an ice-cream or taking a sailing course are just some of the activities you can enjoy on Valencia's endless beaches.
In addition to all this you can have a drink in one of the fashionable bars when the sun goes down, dance till dawn in the most exclusive clubs, dine on the best cuisine while you gaze at the sea from a restaurant terrace, enjoy a beer and some tapas at one of the beach bars, take a catamaran or boat ride or relax with a spa session at one of the coastal hotels.