The meeting place will be in Valencia downtown. The city is one of the most accesible cities in Europe due to the multiple tourist attractions of Valencia, connected by several high speed trains and close to the Valencia and Alicante airports.
By train: RENFE is the name of the Spanish train network. There are frequent daily connections to Madrid and Barcelona (every 1-2 hours).
By car: Valencia can be reached by motorway from Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante. Coach services run every hour from these cities.
By plane:Valencia is connected with the rest of the world by many international and national flights of standard and low-fare airlines. The international airport “MANISES” (8 km far from the city centre) is connected with the city centre by taxi, by tube, or by bus. A taxi from the airport costs approximately 20 euros. The trip fare by underground and bus from the airport to the city is 2.50 euros and 1.90 euros, respectively.
Moving around the city by public transport:
You can easily travel around Valencia using the EMT's urban busand tram-underground transportations. The price of a single ticket is 1.25 euros, and 1.40 euros, respectively.
Valencia is a quite flat city, which could motivate one to travel around the city by bike along the old Turia river bed. The Turia river bed was deviated from its natural path in the 60's and nowadays the old river bed is a garden 8.5 Km long that connects the Ciudad de las Artes y las Cienciasto the Bioparc Valencia zoo, passing very close to the city center. For those interested in hiring a bicycle, this websitecan be useful.
The Valencia is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast. The city was founded by the Romans, taken by the Visigoths, and prospered under the Moors, being nowadays the Spain's third largest city with about 800,000 inhabitants.
Each civilization has left its mark on the historic centre of the town, including a 13th century cathedral (La Seu) with paintings by Goya, and a splendid gothic 15th century silk exchange (La Lonja). Also, the city has experienced one of the Europe's most exciting urban projects More than several hundred million euros have been invested in building an immense and futuristic Arts and Science Centre (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies) near the port area.
Valencia also have several exceptional natural wild sites. Between the sea and the rice paddies, closed in by two river mouths, the Albufera Natural Parkis a paradisiac and protected place for migratory birds. Also, along the coast plenty of broad sandy beaches are available. Also Valencia, on Spain’s sunny east coast, is famous for its beaches. Just two kilometers from the city center, and easily reached by public transport beaches like “Las Arenas “ and “La Malvarrosa” offer a lovely long stretch of fine golden sand.
No visit to Valencia would be complete without a taste of its ample mediterranean cuisine based on garden products, fresh fishes and, shellfishes. The queen of local products is the rice, served in an infinity of manners as the internationally acclaimed Valencian paella.