You can also find fine examples of the Modernista architecture from the beginning of the twentieth century, as the Mercado Central (central market) or the Mercado de Colón (Colon Market) or cutting-edge architecture buildings as the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava, The Conference Centre by Norman Foster or the Veles e Vents building by David Chipperfield.
Valencia is also the birth place of the Spanish Paella and has a vast offer of delightful mediterranean cuisine. You can find anything you want, from the most traditional restaurant to the restaurants of reputed chefs of the Spanish new cuisine.
Valencia will fascinate you with its charming little spots that do not appear in guidebooks but that you will discover during your visit. The mansion houses and plazas of the Barrio del Carmen, the Plaza Redonda, the Santa Catalina Church – in whose square you will find the narrowest building in Europe – the frescos in the San Nicol·s Church, the clock of the Santos Juanes Church, San Vicente’s baptismal font in the San Esteban parish church or the alligator over the door of the El Patriarca Church are just some examples of the hundreds of surprises that Valencia has for you.