Day 2 in Valencia
Corrida, arts and sciences!
Visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square) – a square surrounded by splendid architecture. Stop for some time, look around, and study each construction. It totally deserves! This is the most important and the most visited plaza in Valencia. Besides its impressive architecture, the beauty of this place is provided by the gardens and the fountains which you can find here. Sitting on the Plaza is a good occasion for relaxation and meditation. As well, the Valencian Town Hall is located on the square. If you have the possibility to take a tour inside the building, you will see elegant marble stairs, a ball room and the meeting room of the Council. The History Museum is also under the same roof with the Town Hall.
Spain is famous for its dangerous sport but, however, special, and namely the Spanish-style bullfighting. Thus, Valencia disposes of a superb arena dedicated to bullfighting – Plaza de Toros. The arena was inspired from civil roman architecture and is formed by 48-sides polygon and 384 arches. The interior has 20-meter tall walls and a ring of 52-meter diameter, this being one of the largest bullrings in Spain. The stadium holds around 12.000 people. You can find the Plaza close to one of the oldest and most important stations from Valencia, and namely the North Station. The building is impossible not to observe, as it is similar to a castle with two towers. Each tower is decorated with colorful bas-relief.
Delight your eyes and mind with the City of Arts and Sciences! This complex represents the modern symbol of Valencia. The City is formed of six buildings dedicated to arts, science and nature. If you would like a more detailed tour through the City, we advise you to purchase the Valencia Tourist Card, in order to save time and not wait in queues. However, this extremely appreciated touristic attraction is so large, so that you could analyze in detail all its compounds in a few days only.
You can find this spectacular place, an entirely futuristic architectural space, surrounded by some splendid gardens and waters, on the eastern bank of Turia River. Whether you decided to visit the inside of the giant eye of L’Hemisferic, see the skeleton of a whale in El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, take a walk through the suspended garden of L’Umbracle or palm alley, watch sea creatures in the water-lily shaped L’Oceanografic aquarium, discover the marvelous halls of El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, or watch a performance in L’Agora, you will be absolutely astonished by the white color of this architectural space on the background of the blue Mediterranean, especially when the Valencian sun sets!