Known for its contemporary architecture, vibrant nightlife, and inventive cuisine, Valencia is Spain's wonderfully livable third-largest city. With a beautiful park running through its center and easy access to sandy beaches, Valencia is a great place to visit year round. Stay at one of the accommodations close to Ciutat Vella and explore this one-of-a-kind city from its beating heart.
Ciutat Vella, or "Old City," is Valencia's oldest neighborhood, defined by a wall built in the 14th century. At its center is a unique combination of history and modernity. There are modern buildings and bohemian streets, quaint artisan shops alongside big-box department stores, and historic monuments next to sleek apartment buildings. Whether you plan to take a stroll through the triangular Plaza del Ayuntamiento, marveling at the 20th-century architecture, or sample the vast array of imaginative cuisine in the popular bars and restaurants, a stay at one of the hotels close to Ciutat Vella will put the area's treasures right at your feet.
Enter the old city through the Serrano Gates and wander the narrow streets, taking in the local color. Make your way to the atmospheric Plaça de la Vergin. Here you'll find the Valencia Cathedral, housing the strange relic of San Vicente's withered left arm, and the Miguelete Bell Tower, a Gothic-style structure with a 207-step spiral staircase that you can climb to enjoy spectacular views of the city. Next, walk over to La Lonja de la Seda, a fifteenth-century silk exchange built to flaunt the city's great wealth and power. In the evening, hit the La Tassa district for tapas and perhaps some flamenco dancing. On a budget? There are a number of cheap hotels by Ciutat Vella that will keep you in the center of things without breaking the bank.
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