Thanks to its geographical location, Valencia has historically been Spain's gateway to the Mediterranean and has that special charm that only ports have. The warm climate, sandy beaches and clean water give the Valencian coast a beauty which is unique in the peninsula.
History and modernity
It is not common to find cities that combine modernity and the relics of the past in such harmony. Valencia is a city that never stops moving with the times, adapting to current circumstances and preparing for those to come. It is an international design centre which attracts tourists from all over the world and is one of Europe's most lively venues for trade fairs and other events.
Tourism, a key sector for Valencia
Tourism is one of Valencia's most important resources. The countless attractions of the city, which include such internationally famous places of interest as the Oceanogràfic aquarium, the Hemisfèric, the old course of the River Turia, the Bioparc, the City of Arts and Sciences, and the old centre, draw large numbers of visitors throughout the year. The layout of the city and its transport system prevent overcrowding and allow visitors to enjoy Valencia at its best.
The city's characteristics make it an excellent meeting point for those in the world of business. It is an ideal setting for meetings, conferences, trade fairs and international congresses. As well as being a gateway to the Mediterranean for Spain, it is highly regarded by the business community in this country and the rest of Europe. Its transport network, one of the finest in the country, makes it easy for visitors to combine leisure and tourism with the work commitments that have brought them to the city.
Leisure and sport in Valencia
The city contains a large number of open-air facilities for sports of all kinds, including the spectacular former course of the River Turia, now occupied by green spaces, football and rugby pitches, athletics tracks and much more. The excellent climate and the easy access to all parts of Valencia, thanks to the efficient transport network, make it possible for people to participate in their favourite activities anywhere in the city.