Valencia! Incredible,but true.

The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 acres); this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

City, urban, building and architecture | HD photo by Shuishi Pan (@shuishi92929) on Unsplash
Photo by Shuishi Pan on Unsplash

Brief facts

Valencia was founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC, and called Valentia Edetanorum. In 714 Moroccan and Arab Moors occupied the city, introducing their language, religion and customs; they implemented improved irrigation systems and the cultivation of new crops as well.

Valencia was the capital of the Taifa of Valencia. In 1238 the Christian king James I of Aragon conquered the city and divided the land among the nobles who helped him conquer it, as witnessed in the Llibre del Repartiment. He also created a new law for the city, the Furs of Valencia, which were extended to the rest of the Kingdom of Valencia.

In the 18th century Philip V of Spain abolished the privileges as punishment to the kingdom of Valencia for aligning with the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, April 10). Valencia. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:25, April 15, 2019, from


John Smith

I went to Playa de Malvarossa. Beach was lovely. Sandy, Clean and warm waters which were perfect for bathing. There was also many bars to go.

Montserrat Cabaret

Pretty, large and clean beach with nice facilities (water sports, beds to rent, food & drinks to buy), water was warm. Also a nice boulevard. Amazing city.

Sonia Braga

Loved the city, it has a nice vibe and you can do everything here. Shopping, culture, museums, beach and so on. I am definitely comming back.