Valencia has many facets, all interesting and beautiful.
On the one hand, the old city invites you to come inside and discover the stone edifices of the Middle Ages, with the Cathedral of Santa María, the Torre del Miguelete or Micalet, in Levant Gothic style, Puerta de Serranos in the ancient city walls or the Lonja de Seda or Mercaderes, Human Heritage monuments. On the other hand, the City of the Arts & Sciences offers a futuristic scenario full of surprises, while a visit to the Contemporary Art Institute of Valencia (IVAM) will immerse you in the art of the 20th century.
Beyond are the city’s marvellous beaches, Playa de la Malvarrosa with its old fishermen’s district and its coast of orange blossom or the Albufera Nature Park, 10 kms south of the city. Discover in these protected surroundings of pure nature an enormous variety of flora and fauna and the impressive rice fields, together with the beauty of the wetlands with one of the largest lakes in Spain. Other nature spots to be visited in this richly endowed land are the marshes of Rafalell and Vistabella, as well as the orchards and their irrigation channels where, since the Middle Ages, crops of cereals, olives and vineyards are cultivated.