Apartments in Valencia area


Backed by mountains and built along some of the finest coastline in the Mediterranean, Valencia is famous for its art, sunshine, food and beaches. The historic city has recently seen a host of changes and renovations that has put it on the map as Spain´s third most important city after Madrid and Barcelona. The beautiful centre is the heart and soul of Valencia. To the east is the area commonly known as the Cathedral quarter, taking its name from the breathtaking Cathedral, a seamless blend of Gothic, Renaissance, Romanesque and Baroque architecture, which is said to hold the remains of the Holy Grail. As well as cafes, restaurants and a lively marketplace, this neighbourhood is rich in monuments and classic architecture, from the Crypt of San Vicente to the UNESCO protected Lonja de los Mercederes castle. The atmospheric barrio of El Carmen should also be on any visitor´s “must-do” list, and with its narrow streets and honey-coloured buildings is the perfect place to explore during the day and enjoy a meal on a terraza at night. The twin-towered gates of Torres de Serrano and Torres de Quart dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries can be found in El Carmen and are a reminder of historic past battles over the city. The Convento del Carmen is also worth a visit, as is the Valencian Institute of Modern Art. The streets surrounding both the Cathedral and El Carmen neighbourhoods are spilling over with bars, cafes and restaurants, and are the best places in the city to eat, drink and relax. A visit to Valencia would not be complete without a trip to the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, which feels a world away from the intimate and enchanting centre. Situated just outside the city, the City of Arts and Sciences is home to a host of futuristic buildings and structures designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava, which together touch on everything from sport, to art to opera. The enormous L´Umbracle is a green area devoted to Valencia´s incredible array of local fauna, and the modern Aquarium is the largest in Europe. With its historic monuments, art, forward-thinking attitude and nearly 3km of white sandy beaches on its doorstep, visitors will find themselves wanting to return again and again to this magical city.