Since November 2016 UNESCO considers the Fallas Festival in Valencia as World Heritage. This year you can join in the festivities from the 15th till the evening of the 19th when the papier-machée sculptures are burnt.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation have elected Valencia to be the World Food Capital of 2017! This event is not about tasting great food but about health and sustainability in relation to food.
Bombas Gens is an old hydraulic pump factory that is being restored to house a large gastro cultural centre. They’ll organise workshops, social activities of all kinds. It will accommodate art exhibitions. Furthermore it will serve as the new home base for Michelin-star chef Ricard Camarena.
In March a new luxury hotel will open its doors in the centre of Valencia, right next to the Marques de Dos Aguas Palace, known for its special façade and ceramics museum. The historic Café Madrid will be located in the same building. It was apparently the founder of this bar that invented the cocktail Agua de Valencia.
Valencia’s Half Marathon, also known as the ’20 kilómetros Ciudad de Valencia’ is an annual running event that was first held in 1991. This year the event takes place on Sunday the 22nd of October, the marathon on the 19th of November. In 2018, the World Championship will be held here and bring together top elite runners from all over the world. A sporty way to experience the beauty of Valencia.[/two_third]
With about 150 kilometres of cycle lanes throughout the city, Valencia is a great place to discover by bicycle. Many streets in the centre have traffic restrictions to make it a safer place for cyclists. Only recently the city
connected the Southern lanes with the inner city lanes, so you can now enjoy a 20 km long ring road that connects different Valencian neighbourhoods. Numerous offices rent out bicycles for fair prices, some organise guided tours.
Valencia offers a new Silk Tour. Here you’ll be guided along the historic centre of Velluters which was the main hub for the world wide silk trade in the 15th Century.
The UN has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Valencia is exemplary.
For start, you can easily have a low carbon footprint during your city trip in Valencia by exploring the city on foot or by bike.
On the other hand, the city has a passion for preserving the local culture and the environment. You can support local communities by buying delicious home-grown produce and exquisite crafts.
Don’t miss the IVAM – Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern where Ignacio Pinazo, Valencia’s best impressionistic painter will be introduced in several exhibitions.
Valencia offers a very long coast of gorgeous beaches and great sea side resorts.
On the North side you find the historic town of Sagunto, to the South for instance Cullera. The coastline becomes especially magnificent from Denia onwards to Altea and Albir. Therefor, many foreigners choose to spend more time here and invest in a second home. We’ll gladly tell you more about our beautiful and historic town of Altea, and introduce you to our colleagues in Moraira.