like Xativa, where pictures of the Spanish Bourbons in public places are hung upside down as a protest to this day. The capital of the Kingdom of Valencia was moved to Orihuela, an outrage to the citizens of Valencia. Philip ordered the Cortes to meet with the Viceroy of Valencia, Cardinal Luis de Belluga, who opposed the change of capital because of the proximity of Orihuela, a religious, cultural and now political centre, to Murcia (capital of another viceroyalty and his diocese). Because of his
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. The tarifs are on display in the taxi in Valencian, Spanish and English but are difficult to see. The same journey back from Calle de La Paz to the airport half the price! These fees are accurate as of January 2015. Check for taxi rank location at Valencia airport. Pre-book a taxi by calling to a radio taxi company: Taxco: +34 902 024 972 Radio Taxi Manises: +34 961 521 155 Radio Taxi Valencia
: +34963 703 333 Taxis de Valencia: +34 961 119 977 Taxi Valencia: +34 644 015 655 or book online at BookTaxiValencia website Valencia is served by Iberia, Spanair, Lufthansa, AirFrance, AirBerlin, TuiFly, Ryanair, Transavia, Vueling, SWISS, and several other airlines. By train thumb ''Estació de València Nord'' (File:València, Estació del Nord-PM 52043.jpg) Valencia is, since December 2010, connected with Madrid by high-speed trains, that run over
and residents. As of 13 October 2012, the system has 2750 bikes distributed over 250 stations all throughout the city. Tourism thumb Palau de congressos, Norman Foster (File:Palau del congres.jpg) Starting in the mid-1990s, Valencia, formerly an industrial centre, saw rapid development that expanded its cultural and touristic possibilities, and transformed
''(Playa Las Arenas, Playa Cabañal and Playa de la Malvarrosa''). The city has numerous convention centres (Convention center) and venues for trade events, among them the Feria Valencia Convention and Exhibition Centre ''(Institución Ferial de Valencia)'' and the ''Palau de congres'' (Conference Palace), and several 5-star hotels to accommodate business travelers. In its long history, Valencia has acquired many local traditions and festivals, among them the ''Falles'', which were declared
. The city was axed at the beginning of the grand prix season 2013. The University of Valencia (officially ''Universitat de València Estudi General'') was founded in 1499, being one of the oldest surviving universities in Spain, and the oldest university in the Valencian Community. It was listed as one of the four leading Spanish universities in the 2011 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2012, Berklee College of Music opened a new campus at the Palau de les Arts
and exchange near the Plaza de la Reina. Run by a friendly couple who are always happy to help find the perfect book or gift, you can find both fiction and non-fiction for those first learning different languages, to award winners for those advanced learners or natives in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German. They also offer sweet treats from the UK, inspiring nature photos, beautiful handmade greeting cards and badges of local scenes. Open Monday - Saturday. *
, Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director (1867–1928). * Joaquin Sorolla (Joaquín Sorolla), painter, who excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. * Joan Lluís Vives (Juan Luis Vives), a scholar and humanist. * José Benlliure y Gil, painter. * Rafael Guastavino, architect and builder, creator of the Guastavino tile. * Antonio José Cavanilles, taxonomic botanist
to play 12 games match in Valencia accessdate 2009-07-08 publisher Chessdom Kasparov won the match 9–3. Finally with their passports in order, they escaped from Spain by train, diverting to Banyuls-sur-Mer for a short stay before returning to England. In the first week of July 1937 Orwell arrived back at Wallington; on 13 July 1937 a deposition was presented to the ''Tribunal for Espionage & High Treason'', Valencia, charging the Orwells with 'rabid Trotskyism
-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The ''Museu de Belles Arts de València'' houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works by Velázquez, El Greco
rule over the province of Valencia. Among his administrative acts he ordered the building of a luxurious palace, the Russafa, on the outskirts of the city in the neighbourhood of the same name. So far no remains have been found. Also at this time Valencia received the name ''Medina al-Turab'' (City of Sand). When Islamic culture settled in, Valencia, then called ''Balansiyya'', prospered from the 10th century, due to a booming trade in paper, silk, leather, ceramics, glass and silver-work
Ayuntamiento''; it is home to the City Hall ''(Ayuntamiento)'' on its western side and the central post office ''(Edificio de Correos)'' on its eastern side, a cinema that shows classic movies, and many restaurants and bars. The plaza is triangular in shape, with a large cement lot at the southern end, normally surrounded by flower vendors. It serves as ground zero during the Les Falles (Falles) when the fireworks of the Mascletà can be heard every afternoon. There is a large fountain
, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The ''Institut Valencià d'Art Modern'' (Valencian Institute of Modern Art) houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.
'''Valencia''' ( ), is the capital (capital (political)) of the autonomous community (autonomous communities of Spain) of Valencia (Valencian Community) and the third largest city (municipalities of Spain) in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.5 million people. World Urban Areas - Demographia, May 2014 Valencia is Spain's third largest metropolitan area (List of metropolitan areas in Spain), with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 million. The city has global city status. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe (List of busiest ports in Europe) and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.
Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia (Turia (river)), on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 hectares;
Valencia is integrated into an industrial area on the ''Costa del Azahar'' (Orange Blossom Coast). Valencia's main festival is the ''Falles''. The traditional Spanish dish, ''paella'', originated in Valencia.