There’s an Event for All Seasons with City of Valencia
Tuesday 9, November 2010
With over 300 days of sunshine and an average annual temperature of 19 degrees, The City of Valencia has become an ideal host for some of the world’s most exciting events.
Its blend of beautiful old architecture, open green spaces, gastronomy and beaches means that there is something for everyone in this still, undiscovered city.
Big name sporting celebrities including Andy Murray recently competed in the Valencia Open 500 at the stunning Agora building while world Motorcycle champion, Jorge Lorenzo, wowed the crowds in the final rounds of the Moto GP at the Ricardo Tormo Regional Circuit. For those that are more foodie rather than sporty, Valencia Restaurant Week is held twice a year in the city and sees some of its top restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes and special menus at discounted prices.
If Christmas in the sunshine appeals, then a winter break to Valencia is a must. Visitors will find streets and shops decorated traditionally and La Fira de Nadal - a seasonal fair especially for children, is held every year in the famous Turia Gardens. In addition the City of Arts and Sciences has many Christmas events happening until 7 January 2011. www.cac.esplus.
Getting to Valencia
Flights from the UK to Valencia depart with Easyjet from London Gatwick and with Ryanair from Stansted with a short flight duration of approximately 2hours and 20 minutes from London.
What’s Happening in 2011?
Launching in December 2010 ready for the new year is Madrid-Valencia’s AVE – a high speed train that will allow visitors to make the journey between Madrid and Valencia in just 1 hour and 35 minutes. This exciting new train means that visitors to Spain can enjoy two amazing cities in one short break if they wish.
In addition, 2011 in Valencia brings with it a host of cultural events including the VEO Festival (València Escena Oberta), which offers an opportunity for young actors and dancers to exhibit their most daring proposals on a unique stage. Audiences were fascinated with last year’s concert of washing machines! In contrast, the music industry’s coolest bands gather for Valencia’s MTV Winter Festival – a free concert that takes place each February in the City of Arts and Sciences and has attracted the likes of Franz Ferdinand and the Arctic Monkeys in recent years.
So, for visitors in search of a stylish city break that offers a unique mix of beach and city culture, Valencia truly has something for everyone!
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