|Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 2):|
can you tell me more about VLC and the city? it's my first time to spain and i have only 6 days there i want to make the most of it!!!
city centre has a good collection of gothic and baroque-era buildings. The micalet (belfry tower), the Generalitat palace, and a weirdly built cathedral. Torres de Quart and Torres de Serrans are two of the old gates to the city (the city walls were sadly demolished as a way to create employment in the XIX century).
The old city center should keep you busy enough for one day.
Strolling down the old Turia river to the CAC (www.cac.es) would make for a pleasant 2nd day. The CAC itself is an impressive piece of architecture from Calatrava. Curiously enough it's been used several times to film auto ads (Alfa 159, Audi TT
, etc.). There you will find an aquarium, a science museum, etc.
For the rest of the days you should consider a side trip to Madrid or Barcelona. Madrid is 3:30 h. away by Alaris train while Barcelona is a 3:00 trip by Euromed train. You can also check some cheap VLC
flights with IB
so you get to experience the new MAD T4
(don't check baggage, though). Vueling also was some offers VLC
that can get you there cheaper than the train. Going to Seville or Granada would be a must, but they're not that well connected.
Make sure you have at least a real paella valenciana (that means no seafood in it and rabbit meat along with the chicken) near the Albufera (a lake and natural park right near VLC
, perfect for birdwatching if you're into it) and drink a horchata (not the mexican stuff, this is made with tigernuts) with fartons. Other interesting stuff you may taste is arròs a banda (this is real seafood rice) and go tapa-ing through the myriad of small bars all over the place though VLC
is not the really the best place for that.