Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. The city was founded in the year 138 BC by the Romans and is considered the birthplace of paella, one of the most famous Spanish dishes. The city is also known as “the city of oranges” because a lot of citrus fruits are grown in the area around Valencia.
In the city there are plenty of sights, for example on the square “Plaza de la Reina”is the Valencia Cathedral with a clock tower known as “El Miguelete“. Then we also have “Plaza de la Virgen” with the beautiful “Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados”. There is also the famous “Mercado Central”, the largest indoor market in Valencia. The 200-year-old “Jardín Botánico“, or the Botanical Garden, is also a beautiful sight.
Our students often spend time on the “Plaza del Ayuntamiento,” located around the corner from Route 66 Idiomas.
The biggest event of Valencia takes place in March: the popular Valencian festival, Las Fallas.
If you want more information about the history and buildings of the beautiful city of Valencia, visit the “Museo de Historia de Valencia”. A visit to this museum is well worth it.