Valencia, capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana Region, has such a big cultural heritage, that it would be impossible to fit it in this little space, therefore we will only mention the most important landmarks of the city, so you can get to know it a little better. For further information, there are four tourist information offices. You can find the phone numbers and email addresses at the end of this page. Cathedral (1262-1426), Puerta de los Apóstoles in the Catedral, where the Tribunal de las Aguas (water tribunal) has met every Thursday for the last thousand years; the Micalet, the cathedral’s gothic bell tower, the church Real Basílica de Ntra. Sra. de los Desamparados (17th century); the churches of Sta. Catalina, S.Martín, el Carmen, la Santa Cruz, the Gothic church of S.Juan del Hospital, and the church of los Santos Juanes. Further landmarks are the Lonja de los Mercaderes (Silo market, dating from 1482-1492), declared World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO and built by the stone mason Pere Compte; the Gothic gate to the city Torres de Serranos, built at the end of the 14th century; the Torres de Quart (15th century); the crypt of San Vicente jail, with a funerary chapel; the regional Government’s seat Palau de la Generalitat, dating from the 15th century; the Palacio del Temple (1760); the Palace of Justice; the Palacio de la Batlia and the Palacio del Marqués de la Scala, seats of the Diputación, the local government; the Bishops Palace, the Town hall (18th century), the central market (1928); the Estación del norte (Northern Station, a modernist building built between 1850 and 1860); the Almudín old University (13th to 16th century), the bullfighting arena; the science museum Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Bookings: Tel. 0034 902100031). Designed by the avant-garde architect Santiago Calatrava and symbol of the artistic and cultural avant-garde of Valencia, it is divided in the Hemisfèric, the art palace Palacio de las Artes, the science museum Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe and the Parque Oceanográfico Universal. Valencia also has a Congress Palace, designed by Norman Foster; a modern art museum IVAM; the San Pío fine arts museum, the ethnology and prehistory museum Centre Valencià de la Cultura Mediterrànea-La Beneficencia; the Valencian museum of Illustration and Modernity MUVIM, where you can find the Parpalló room; the museum Palacio Marqués de Campo-Museo de la Ciudad, the clay museum Museo Nacional de Cerámica y artes Suntuarias González Martí; the silk museum Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda, the Museo del Artista Fallero, the bullfighting museum; the Atarazanas (an old dockyard) and the archological excavation l’Almoina. There are also many gardens in the city, like Parque Gulliver, Jardín Botánico, Jardines de Monforte, Jardines del Río Turia, or Jardines del Real-Viveros.
The most well-known feasts in Valencia are the Fallas in March, declared of National Tourist Interest. They were first celebrated at the end of the 15th century, when the carpenters used to burn their old gadgets in front of their workshops, a day before Saint Joseph’s Saints day. Nowadays, the night of March the 19th, more than 350 Fallas are burn. The Fallas are normally constructions made of papier-mâché, normally representing satirical images related to the current politics in the country. During all the month of March until the 19th, there are many cultural and religious activities, like the mascletàs, and the flower offer to the Virgen de los Desamparados, and many more.
Other feasts are the Semana Santa Marinera; the procession of the Virgen de los Desamparados (second Sunday in May); San Vicente Ferrer (Sunday and Monday after Easter); Corpus Christi-Procesión de las Rocas (second or third Sunday in June); July Fair; the 9th of October (regional bank holiday including celebrations like la Procesión de la Senyera); and many other open air concerts, fireworks, etc.
By Pinedo Beach, Campsite & Bungalow Park Coll Vert, the perfect place to stay during your visit to Valencia,to the City of Arts & Sciences, the AMERICA’S CUP and the FORMULA 1, the Albufera natural parc , the golf course El Saler or the Fallas, the Valencia famous festival.
Longitude: -0.40096 / Latitude: 39.41606
This campsite is open all year