Identity card Valence
- Area Population Mayor: Joan Ribó i Canut (since June 2015).
The districts of Valence
In the n pedestrian activity is concentrated. It is the old town as we love it, with its streets that thread their way between the old palaces. The tranquility of streets of La Seu contrast with the mornings with the feverish agitation of del Mercat district.
Shops and fashion stores are concentrated in the Colón district, and, at nightfall, Valencians like to frequent the cozy cafes of Mercat Colón square and its modernist architecture.
From a modern and functional town planning, the Gran Vía district ends on the green banks of the old course of the Rio Túria. After the terrible floods of 1957, Valence decided to fill its river. It was diverted by means of a canal regulated by dams. The old river bed, now built over more than 15 km, can also be visited on its own. We stroll through gardens punctuated with bridges, playgrounds and sports and a few kiosks to cool off until the City of Arts and Sciences, the futuristic Valencia arose from the earth since the mid-1990s.
South-east of the city center, beyond 14 p.m.), less touristy and less popular than the central market. But it's in the evening that you have to come and enjoy the atmosphere and do the bar crawls. The district is also interesting for its buildings, some of which have beautiful decorated facades and art galleries.
Le maritime district, àville (reachable by MeMarina Reial Juan Carlos end. For an overview, climb into Veles et Vents, the modern building that marks the entrance to the promenade and offers an extra view of the sea.
It extends to the north by the long sandy beach of Las Malvarrosa, true city seaside resort bordered by theold fishermen's quarter El Cabañal (Cabanyal) made up of small houses that huddle together. Check it out before it becomes arguably, one day, the city's new hip neighborhood.