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Must See Attractions in Valencia from Jhon Smith's blog

Valencia is a charming old city and the capital of the Old Kingdom of Valencia province of Spain that's worth a visit. It's the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population. Valencia is fabled for its Fallas Festival in March, to be the birthplace of paella, for hosting the "2007 & 2010 America's Cup", and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences. As the old capital of the kingdom of Valencia, the city is rich in cultural heritage. Magnificent historic monuments, including the 15th-century Silk Exchange, the 18th-century Marquise Palace, and the Museum of Fine Arts, tell the story of a wealthy merchant and aristocratic past. Tourists can experience a cutting-edge world of arts and sciences as of this futuristic complex on the outskirts of Valencia. La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València (The City of Arts and Sciences) is certainly one of Europe's most impressive centers focused on cultural and scientific exhibitions. Valenicia is just a fun place to see March, when the city becomes a scene of joyous celebration throughout the Fiesta de San José (Feast Day of Saint Joseph), a lively religious festival and a famous local tradition. The festival includes traditional music and food (paella), a parade, fireworks, and unique art exhibits. La Lonja de Seda is just a magnificent Gothic structure was integrated the 15th century to house the city's Silk Exchange, industry where in actuality the famous Valencian silk was traded with merchants (to be sold around Europe). The monument is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Opposite the Lonja, the Mercado Central (Central Market) is just a spacious marketplace integrated 1928. The Art Nouveau building is lavishly adorned with azulejos, decorative ceramics typical of the region. The hall contains a huge selection of market stalls where vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and food products from the Valencia region, as well as other aspects of Spain. “Iglesia de Santo Tomás y San Felipe Neri” was integrated 1725, the Church of Saint Thomas and Saint Philip was listed as a National Historic Monument in 1982. Having its dazzling blue-tiled dome, this beautiful church exemplifies the characteristic Mediterranean style of Valencia. Valencia's zoo covers 25 acres north of the park created by the diversion of the River Turia's course. The landscape was designed to house animals in as close for their native habitats as you are able to, and the zoo is especially noted for its large collection of African animals.

Visit Valencia to explore it more and have real life amazing experience. Also visit Wiki Travel Valencia for more travel information.

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