About Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain is a port city, covering 51.99 square miles. It has a population of over 809,260 people, making it Spain’s third largest city (following Barcelona and Madrid). The economy is mostly led by the construction and tourism industries. Approximately 20% of Spain’s exports are handled by the Valencia Port. Situated on the banks of Turia, Valencia is also home to one of the largest historical centers in Spain.
Popular Destinations in Valencia
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Valencia? With tourism being a major part of the economy, it is safe to say that tourist attractions are exceptional here. Some of the most popular attractions include:
City of Arts and Sciences: Completed in 2005, this extensive project began during the mid 1990s. The exhibit that is the City of Arts and Sciences includes botanical displays, an IMAX Cinema, a planetarium, and gargantuan buildings. The reflection pools surrounding the ultramodern structures give the entire ensemble an ethereal quality.
Oceanografic: Oceanografic is one of the most unique experiences you’ll find in this part of Europe. It opened in 2003, and houses 45,000 individual animals from over 500 different species. Fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates all live here. There are 10 different zones to separate the types of animals and keep each animal type in their natural habitat. The sea water in this park is pumped in from the beach of La Malva-Rosa, making it a full experience for everyone who visits.
La Lonja de la Seda:The English translation of La Longja de la Seda is “The Silk Exchange,” and it is the perfect representation of what goes on in this area. The building was completed in the late 15th century to memorialize the Golden Age of Valencia. It is here that traders make silk trade deals. La Longja de la Seda is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts late Gothic -style architecture.
Valencia Cathedral: There are a variety of names by which Valencia Cathedral is known: Our Lady of Valencia or Saint Mary’s Cathedral are two of the most popular, aside from the first name given. Tis cathedral is one of the few chalices said to have been used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. Archaeologists say that it dates back to between the 4th Century BC and the 1st Century A.D. The cathedral itself has experienced neoclassical, Baroque, and Renaissance modifications since its original construction between the 13th and 14th centuries. Inside the building are paintings commissioned by Pope Alexander VI and works by such artists as Jacomart (Jaume Baco).
Barrio Del Carmen: The cool, shaded alleys are the perfect place to take a breather while experiencing real nightlife in Valencia. Nightclubs, restaurants, bars, and trendy boutiques decorate the streets of Barrio Del Carmen. Many consider Valencia to be bohemian in essence, but it was actually formed during the medieval times. The pedestrian-centric Plaza de la Virgen is a popular spot for those looking to experience both culture and beauty.
Jardin del Turia: An urban park, Jardin del Turia is complete with play areas, fountains, sports facilities, paths, palms, orange groves, and pine forests. It is a garden area, and as such, is often referenced for its unique landscaping. Jardin del Turia offers a respite from the bustling craziness of city life. The park boasts 18 bridges across the river bed. Interestingly enough, all of this beauty is a result of the catastrophic 1957 flood of the River Turia.
Luxury Lodging in Valencia
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Valencia? Valencia is a popular destination for the affluent traveler. Several high end accommodation facilities have been developed to cater for luxury needs, including:
- Barcelo Valencia
- Eurostars Gran Valencia
- Hospes Palau De La Mar
- Primus Valencia
Airports In or Nearby Valencia For Private Jets
Valencia is served by a number of airports that make air travel to and from the city easy. These include:
- Valencia Airport (VLC): Also known as Manises Airport, Valencia Airport is located 5 miles away from downtown Valencia. It is the eight busiest airport in Spain and handles over 4 million passengers annually. Located at an elevation of 240 feet above sea level, Valencia Airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 10,548 feet.
- Alicante International Airport (ALC): Also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, this facility is located 80 miles from Valencia. It is the busiest airport in the country by passenger numbers, handling well over 10 million passengers annually. The airport sits at an elevation of 141 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt/concrete runway measuring 9,800 feet in length.
- San Javier Airport (MJV): This airport is located 120 miles away from Valencia. It is used by both the public and the military, and sits at an elevation of 11 feet above sea level. Though seemingly diminutive, the airport can handle aircraft as large as a Boeing 757. It has two asphalt runways measuring 5,184 feet and 7,546 feet in length. Several commercial airlines use the airport as do chartered aircraft and private planes.
- Barcelona International Airport (BCN): Located 180 miles away from Valencia, Barcelona Airport sits at an elevation of 14 feet above sea level. It is the second biggest airport in the country, and acts as a hub for several commercial airlines including Ryanair. The airport boasts three asphalt concrete runways measuring between 8,293 feet and 12,281 feet.
- Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD): Officially known as Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid Barajas International Airport is located 180 miles away from Valencia. It is the largest airport in Europe, covering an area of 3,050 hectares. Formally opened in 1928, it has grown steadily and now handles more than 46 million passengers a year as well as more than 366,000 aircraft operations annually. The airport has 4 asphalt runways, ranging in length from 11,482 feet to 14,268 feet.
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