Valencia, Spain

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Next stop on our journey was Valencia.

We stayed at the AC hotel which was about a 5 minute walk from the new area of the city the art and sciences buildings. There was a bus stop right in front of the hotel. It was about a 10 minute journey to the Town Hall.

Valencia was a great place to visit with a nice old town, beach and new buildings in the city of sciences area.

The highlights for us were visiting:

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We went on a free english guided tour, which was excellent. The guide was enthusiastic and gave plenty of interesting information. This is certainly worth a visit and at a cost of 3 euro an absolute bargain.

The market is worth a walk around, we had yet another orange juice there.

We visited the IVAM, the modern art was ok. But i will always remember the annoying staff. Yes you could take photos without flash but you needed to be miles away from the art and not take each one individually. We have visited many museums buy i never experienced stupidity from staff.

Visited the cathedral, walked around the old town streets. Took a drive to Malvarrosa Beach, where there is free parking along the beach front. The beach wide band is excellent for walking along.

We also visited the new area of the city the art and sciences buildings which is a 5 minute walk from the AC Hotel.

We visited the oceanografic and the Hemisferic. You can buy different ticket combinations for the attractions.

I thought the oceanografic was very good. We especially enjoyed the dolphin show.

Make sure you get to the stadium about 15 minutes before the show to ensure a good seat near the front.

Official site Oceanografic City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, Spain

In the Hemisferic (IMAX cinema) we saw Turtles 3D. The headphones they have for english language are not well designed.

Overall we had a great time in Valencia. It was better than I expected and I would certainly recommend.

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