Valencia

What is Valencia known for?


offering high

of them offering high standard services to the most demanding students. Future fleet On 15 January 2012 DRS announced an order for 15 Vossloh EuroLight UK (Vossloh Eurolight) locos to be delivered in 2013, with options for more. Geared at C175-16 engine, they will be designed to fit the smaller UK loading gauge, and manufactured


portraits landscapes

, 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


people set

a thing they call ''Mascletá''. This is 120 kilos of gunpowder translated into a lot of noise. It has to be experienced to be understood. This is very popular and you should arrive an hour in advance at least. Every night between midnight and 1AM, there is a castillo, a fireworks display. The last night it's called la nit de foc, ''the night of fire'', and this is the most impressive. This is also very crowded and you need to arrive early to be able to see it. Along with these displays, people set off


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at junction of Sueca and Literato Azorín, Falles 2008 thumb Traditional preparation of paella (File:Paella hirviendo.jpg) Valencia is known internationally for the Falles ''(Las Fallas)'', a local festival held in March, and for ''paella valenciana'', traditional Valencian ceramics, intricate traditional dress, and the architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. La Tomatina, an annual tomato fight, draws crowds to the nearby town of Buñol in August. There are also a number of well-preserved traditional Catholic festivities throughout the year. Holy week (Holy Week) celebrations in Valencia are considered some of the most colourful in Spain. Commons:Category:Valencia Wikipedia:Valencia Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Valencian Community Valencia Valencia


based cultural

-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


cultural historical

Francisco de P. Momblanch y Gonzálbez title Historia de la Albufera de Valencia url http: books.google.com books?id 6QUrAQAAMAAJ accessdate 5 February 2013 year 1960 publisher Excmo. Anuntamiento page 301 and today it forms the main portion of the ''Parc Natural de l'Albufera'' (Albufera Nature Reserve (Albufera)), with a surface area of . In 1986, because of its cultural, historical, and ecological value, the ''Generalitat Valenciana'' declared


providing focus

Reina Sofia providing focus on the music of the region through its Mediterranean Music Institute. Commons:Category:Valencia Wikipedia:Valencia Dmoz:Regional Europe Spain Autonomous Communities Valencian Community Valencia Valencia


modern written

during the celebration. A number of towns in the Valencian Community have similar celebrations inspired by the original in Valencia. The IEC's Philological Section was founded in 1911. Antoni Maria Alcover served as its first president. Along with Pompeu Fabra, the Philological Section worked to establish a series of spelling norms that were approved by members in 1913. These became the foundation of modern written Catalan which are still in use today. Similarly, in 1917


time activities

, you can enjoy your classes, lounge on one of the terraces or study in the garden. * ''Espanole Ih Valencia'' is a member of International House, a network of language schools all over the world. The school provides the students with lots of leisure time activities and even housing can be arranged by the school, either in a studio, in a shared apartment or in a guest family. Even the beginner courses are taught entirely in Spanish, which makes it difficult to follow


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-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

Valencia

'''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.

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