Culturally vibrant city, famous for its futuristic architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, the largest city in Spain, Eastern Europe, is becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, and this summer it will become even more: capital city of Valencia is becoming the most important “hub” of all cruise the western Mediterranean. This means that Valencia is becoming increasingly an important stopover for cruise tourists, especially those that move along the eastern coasts of Spain and to and from the islands Balearic Islands , thanks to a new cruise terminal that allows different this year large cruise ships to dock simultaneously.
As a result of this harbor development, various shipping companies have chosen Valencia as the port of departure for their cruises in the Mediterranean, even large companies like MSC ships and Royal Caribbean. For example, MSC Orchestra arrives every Tuesday from June to October in Valencia for the week-long trip to Ibiza, Naples and Villefranche, while Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, will be in Valencia every Sunday from June to September along the way that the also leads to Civitavecchia, in Corsica and Malaga.
Indeed, one wonders if this is good or bad for a city so interesting. Without detracting from the beauty of the cruises, the volume of tourists, discharged into the city from these huge ships, certainly creates some inconvenience to tourists “normal”, which in fact are overwhelmed by the tide of cruise passengers who fall all along the ship on duty . There has already happened to see this human wave esondare in beautiful places like the island of Rhodes , but the hope is that the size of Valencia will be enough to make this less traumatic “human impact”.
Valencia is still a good holiday destination: a city that offers such a magnificent urban park, created on the bed of the Turia River (Jardin de Turia), diverted to another location. For example a good idea is to rent bicycles to explore the entire city, from the gardens up to the modern buildings of the City of Arts and Sciences. The bikes can be hired to do a tour of the Albufera nature reserve.
Recall also the cruise, there is a Valencia Cruise Card, which costs only ten euros and provides exclusive discounts at museums, shops, restaurants and other tourist facilities, direct transfers by shuttle bus, from Tourism Valencia, from the port to the city, and traveling by bus, metro and tram. The card can be purchased by tourists at the information center of the port.
Originally posted 2012-07-25 13:19:58.