VALENCIA CULTURE

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Travel today to Valencia, known for its orange groves and its annual Fallas celebration,

a fiesta of bonfires, music and fireworks.

On today's guided tour of Valencia, travel along the city's broad boulevards and past its bell towers. Visit the city's cathedral, where you can view the ancient chalice said to be the Holy Grail; then continue on to Alonja and the Fallas Museum.

CU01. VALENCIA CULTURE

Valencia Bull Ring Market and Old Quarter Walking Tour

Introduction:
Valencia Bull Ring Tour Valencia's bull ring is built as a compact brick cylinder, with four arch groups similar to the Roman Coliseum in Rome. It is possibly the first building in the city to use exposed iron, particularly in the columns that hold the steps. When it was built, the bullring had a capacity for 16,800 people, a number in accordance with the huge passion for bullfighting at that time in Valencia. Next to the bull ring is The Bullfighting Museum with a collection of memorabilia of this ancient sport.

 The Central Market, built in 1928, is a fine example of Modernist architecture. This huge glass and metal structure houses an extremely busy morning market. The profusion of fruit and vegetables here is a good indication of the agricultural wealth of theValencia Central Market Tour huerta (irrigated plain). The region not only produces citrus fruits, using intensive methods, and rice, but also has a considerable amount of market gardening.

You will see these two important monuments of Valencia on this private tour and take a walk through the streets of the old quarter. 

What's Included:


THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- English-Speaking Official Local Guide for Half-day tour
- Entrance fees to sites when with guide
- Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine

(*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
- Local Taxes


THE TOURS DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Optional Private Tour Add-ons
- Table Reservations
- Transfers not specified in itinerary
- Entrance fees when not with guide
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Optional excursions
- Gratuities to Chauffeurs and Guides

Day by Day Itinerary:

1/2 Day (Duration: 03h30 approx.)

DAY 1:
VALENCIA

- Your Private English-Speaking Official Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at a designated meeting point if you are not staying in a city centre hotel.
- Enjoy a half-day walking tour of Valencia; visit the bullring and its museum, the central market, and the old quarter
- We have reserved a table for your lunch either before or after the tour at a recommended restaurant.

Terms & Conditions:

When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you and Valencia VIP Tour and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these excursions.

Days of Operation: Every week Day
Price: On Request

"Half Day or Full Day Tour - Private tour of Valencia and travel to the Museums :

VALENCIA CULTURE CALENDAR

On this Spain Culture Calendar you will find the most important national holidays and the most interesting fiestas and festivals in Mediterranean Spain.

For more information about the fiestas in this Calendar, check out our Website.

Valencia Culture in...

JANUARY

WHEN
WHAT
WHERE
1
Año Nuevo (New Year) National
6
Reyes Magos National
17
San Anton - patron saint of domestic animals. Mallorca and mainland
17
Porrat de San Anton. Alicante (CB)
20
San Sebastian (Saint Stephen) National
24
Moros y Cristianos Agost

Valencia Culture in...

FEBRUARY

WHEN WHAT WHERE
January 1st Año Nuevo (New Year) National
1-5 Moros y Cristianos Sax
2-5 Moros y Cristianos Bocairente (CV)
14 San Valentin (Valentines day) National
11th Feb- 21th Mar Festival de Cadiz Cadiz

Valencia Culture in...

MARCH

WHEN WHAT WHERE
14-19 Fallas de San Jose + Father's day Region Valencia

Valencia Culture in...

APRIL

WHEN WHAT WHERE
9-16 Semana Santa (easter) * National
13-14 Fiesta Mayor Busot
20-24 Moros y Cristianos Alcoy
22 April -1 May Moros y Cristianos Onil
2nd Thursday after Semana Santa* Sanat Faz Alicante
27 Virgin of Montserrat Barcelona
Thursday following Easter Pilgrimage Alicante

Valencia Culture in...

MAY

WHEN WHAT WHERE
1 Dia del Trabajo (Labour Day) National
3 Fiesta Mayor Javea
1-3 May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo) Alicante
11 Day of Sant Ponc, patron saint of herbalists Barcelona

Valencia Culture in...

JUNE

WHEN WHAT WHERE
6 Corpus Christi National
9 Dia de la Region Murcia
20-24 Bonfires of San Juan Province Alicante
29 San Pedro y San Pablo (St.Peter & St.Paul) National

Valencia Culture in...

JULY

WHEN WHAT WHERE
17 Moros y Cristianos Orihuela
Sat. before the 2nd Wednesday Fiesta Mayor Denia
25 Fiesta Mayor Guardamar
16 Virgen del Carmen Alicante + Tabarca
25 Santiago (St.James, patron saint of Spain) National
24-31 Moros y Cristianos Villajoyosa

Valencia Culture in...

AUGUST

WHEN WHAT WHERE
4-15 Cert. Nac. Habaneras Torrevieja
14-15 La Festa d'Elx Elche
15 Asuncion (Assumption) National
Last Wednesday Tomatina Tomato Fight Buñol, Valencia

Valencia Culture in...

SEPTEMBER

WHEN WHAT WHERE
1-18 Fiesta Mayor Santa Pola
5-8 Virgen del Socorro Alicante
12-16 Fiesta Mayor San Juan, Alicante
24 Fiesta Patronal Barcelona
Last Sunday Fiesta Mayor Altea

Valencia Culture in...

OCTOBER

WHEN WHAT WHERE
9 Day of the Community Region Valencia
12 Dia de la Hispanidad (Columbus Day) National
31 Halloween Here and there

Valencia Culture in...

NOVEMBER

WHEN WHAT WHERE
1 Todos los Santos (All Saints Day) National
8-12 Fiesta Mayor Benidorm
22-23 Moros y Cristianos Calpe

Valencia Culture in...

DECEMBER

WHEN WHAT WHERE
1-8 Fiesta Patronal Torrevieja
6 Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day) National
8 Immaculada Concepcion (Immaculate Conception) National
24 Noche Buena (Holy Night) National
25 Navidad (Christmas) National
26 Saint Stephen National
28 Dia de los Santos Inocentes
similar to Fools Day
National
31 Noche Vieja (New Year's Eve) National
* Every year, Semana Santa (Easter) falls on a different date and some Spanish fiestas are celebrated on a certain amount of days after or before Easter. To make it easier to plan far ahead, here are the Semana Santa dates for the coming 5 years:

2006: 9-16 April

2007: 1 - 8 April

2008: 16 - 23 March

2009: 5 - 12 April

2010: 28 March - 4 April