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AFAR Magazine Recognizes València as One of The Places To Visit in 2024

AFAR Recognizes València as One of The Places To Visit in 2024

This Spanish city stands out for its wide green spaces, UNESCO-certified traditions, and culinary pleasures


VALÈNCIA, Spain (December 1, 2023) – València is ending the year on a celebratory note, having recently been featured as one of 25 global destinations in AFAR magazine’s “Where to Go in 2024” travel list. This Mediterranean city on the east of Spain has thus been positioned alongside destinations such as Sydney, Australia; Rome, Italy; Bhutan; and Norway, also included by the esteemed travel publication.


The AFAR article highlights València as the winning city of the 2024 European Green Capital award thanks to its earth-conscious initiatives and infrastructure, including a plan to become a carbon-neutral tourist destination in the next few years. València is also home to more than 120 miles of bicycle lanes and 20 miles of bicycle streets. This makes it an ideal destination for travelers seeking physical activity, surrounded by beautiful parks and open spaces.


One shining example of the city’s green areas is the Turia Garden, a linear park located on the site of a former riverbed and stretching over 5 miles. It is home to attractions such as Cabecera Park, Gulliver Park, Bioparc, and the City of Arts and Sciences.


As Spain’s third-largest city and metropolitan area, València also boasts many historical constructions, such as the Arab wall and the city Cathedral, which hosts what some experts believe to be the Holy Grail used in the Last Supper.


The capital of the Valencian Community is also home to UNESCO-recognized constructions and cultural activities. These include the Silk Exchange, renowned for its gothic architecture; the Fallas, a celebration that takes place every March featuring tradition, satire, and art; and the Water Court, a weekly activity in which representatives from nine communities meet outside the Cathedral of València to rule on matters of irrigation.


The city is also well known as the birthplace of paella. This dish has even inspired a competition every September during World Paella Day with the participation of chefs worldwide.


For more information on the city’s tourism offerings, visit https://www.visitValè


About Visit València


Renowned for its mouthwatering gastronomy and home to the Spanish dish paella, València is a must-see destination when discovering Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula with immediate access to the Mediterranean Sea, travelers who visit València can experience 75 miles of beaches, including the famous La Malvarrosa, year-round warm weather, and plenty of outdoor activities such as bike routes that span nearly 100 miles and hike trails that cross the Albufera Natural Park. Featuring three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, impressive museums, and spectacular gardens, this vibrant city is filled with breathtaking sights, including the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas, the historical old town, and charming neighborhoods that reflect València’s past and present culture. Designated the World Design Capital for 2022, those who vacation in València must explore the City of Arts and Sciences and revel in its innovative and futuristic buildings. Visitors can choose from various accommodations, from beachfront lodging to luxury historical palaces. A port city ideal for the eco-conscious traveler, it is the first destination to be awarded by AENOR for verifying the carbon footprint of its tourist activity, and the Richard Camarena Restaurant, located in the heart of València, was rewarded a Green Michelin star for its constant commitment to the environment. To learn more about the Spanish city of València and begin to plan your trip, visit www.visitValè