Valencia: Get startedStart your trip to Valencia in the old town, where you'll find top sights like Plaza de la Reina, the Valencia Cathedral, and the Miguelete Tower. Move towards the future and be blown away by the City of Arts and Sciences or the Valencia Institute of Modern Art, without missing historic landmarks like the Silk Exchange. Discover our packages and bundles to save on hotels in Valencia!
VALENCIA TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesSpanish and Valencian (a dialect of Catalan)
What to eatPaella Valenciana, hearty stews like olla de la plana (bean, vegetable and saffron stew), lots of fish freshly sourced from the sea (spotted flounder, conger, whiting, hake, sea bass, etc.) and pastries called fartons (usually served with a glass of horchata!).
What to bring backSilk garments (silk was an important part of the city’s history!), handicrafts like colourful ceramics, Valencian rice to make paella at home, local wine, and fun, futuristic mementos from the City of Arts and Sciences.
Fun FactValencia has an incredibly rich history defined by all types of celebrations and traditions. One of the most memorable might be the Fallas, an annual festival characterized by a giant bonfire, parades and fireworks. It began quite simply, in the 19th century, when carpenters burned pieces of wood to signal the arrival of spring and now, well, it includes a massive rendering of the Virgin Mary composed of flowers and the burning of satiric wooden sculptures. Why not!
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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