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Visit Valencia – ITTN Coffee Break

ITTN’s Shane Cullen interviewed Eva Fernández to find out why visit Valencia. Valencia earned the accolade of  “best city to live in the world” according to InterNations, two years in a row. Furthermore, the city is leading the way in terms of sustainability and green areas. A must-see is the 9km outdoor park running through the centre of the city, built on a former riverbed.

Eva explains it is an ideal city break with the Spanish sun, 135km of beaches and 8 nature reserves, and plenty of outdoor activities. Valencia boasts 2,000 years of historic culture which can be seen in its architecture and museums. This heritage has helped shape the broad gastronomy offering which will whet your appetite. Valencia is the birthplace of paella and has 8 restaurants with Michelin stars and 2 destinations for wine – so there is something for every taste bud.

The best city to live in the world is already celebrating And it’ll be running till March 19th.

Time for a visit to Valencia with the numerous festivals and cultural events throughout the year, in particular, the famed  Fallas Festival with feasts, fireworks & paper maché sculptures to welcome the Spring. This Unesco World Heritage event runs annually in March. 700 ephemeral art monuments all over the city, loads of parades with traditional costumes, free live music concerts around every corner, gunpowder shows every day plus unique street food and it is an all-ages event.

It’s so easy to reach from Ireland, with regular direct flights from Dublin, Belfast and Cork with Ryanair.

For more on Valencia

For more on Valencia, check out Carrie Day’s report following her recent trip to Valencia or more on World Paella Day!

Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.

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