Valencia city is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and has recently become a fashionable place to rent holiday villas or apartments in Spain. It is recognized as an ideal place for a city-break holiday letting in Spain for a long weekend as there is so much to see and do. It manages to combine ancient history with the ultra-modern and many people who have visited for a short break come back and rent holiday villas in Spain for a longer holiday so they can spend more time discovering all of the delights of this fascinating city.Many people book holiday villas or apartments in Valencia because, as well as there being plenty to do and see, the weather is good all year round. The average temperature in the city rarely drops below 12 degrees Centigrade and summers in Valencia are hot but not unbearably so. Throughout July and August the average daily temperature is about 30 degrees Centigrade with mild humidity. Like many Mediterranean coastal cities Valencia is cooled by the local sea breezes which start blowing around mid-day but have usually calmed by early evening thus making it a perfect place to rent holiday villas in Spain or an apartment holiday letting in Spain.
If you decide to rent holiday villas or apartments in Valencia the best way to get to know the city is to take a trip on the tourist bus as you will then get an idea of where everything is located. Other ways of getting around include the underground metro which gives you access to the city centre, the tram system which travels around the city and out to the beaches or many people are travelling by bike! Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in the city and the flat cycle paths which can be found throughout the area make this an attractive option if you are feeling energetic!If you decide to book your holiday villas or apartments in Valencia and intend to explore the city I would recommend you buy a Valencia Tourist Card. This gives you discounts in museums, attractions, shops and free travel by public transport. You can buy a card that is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. The card will not be valid until it is stamped with the time and date the first time you use it. The card can be used once per attraction and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus and tram. It can be purchased in many hotels, tobacconists and newspaper stands and establishments that offer discounts on presentation of the Valencia Tourist Card are clearly identified with a sticker.For those visitors who rent holiday villas or apartments in Valencia there is certainly plenty to see and do. If you love shopping pay a visit to the stunning Mercado Central which is a great example of modernist architecture, covered with ceramics and colorful stained-glass windows! It is one of the largest markets in Europe and one of the most beautiful in Spain. If you are renting a self-catering apartment holiday letting in Spain or self-catering holiday villas in Spain, there are hundreds of stalls selling fresh produce and it is the ideal place to go if want to get the ingredients for a tasty meal. For ‘culture vultures’ a trip to the fantastic new City of Arts and Science complex is not to be missed. A great contrast to the ultra-modern is the beautiful Cathedral of Valencia which is located in Plaza de la Reina.
Apart from all the amazing things to do in the city, many visitors who want to rent holiday villas or apartments in Spain are attracted to Valencia because of its proximity to the beach. The city beaches are a short journey away from the centre by tram or by bus. If these beaches are too crowded, which they can be in the summer, try the beautiful blue flag beaches of Pinedo and El Saler in the south of Valencia which are close to the fresh water lagoon and national park of la Albufera.
If you want an exhilarating weekend getaway choose a holiday letting in Spain in Valencia City. Valencia is a fantastic place to book holiday villas in Spain for a short break. You can book holiday villas or apartments direct with the private owners. Eddie Lucas, the author, works for the Holiday-Villa-Select website which offers cost effective holiday rentals in Spain booked direct with owners who advertise their holiday villa or apartment on this website no commission charged.