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~6.00 miles from El Saler city center
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L'Oceanogràfic is a marine complex situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented (seas and oceans of approximately 100,000 m²). It is integrated inside a complex know as the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.L'Oceanogràfic is the largest complex of its type in all of Europe and has 45,000 animals of 500 different species including fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates — amongst these are sharks, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, walruses, beluga whales, and more — all inhabiting nine underwater towers. Each tower is structured in two levels and represent the major ecosystems of the planet.The park is divided into ten areas. The marine areas reflect the Mediterranean habitats, the polar oceans — the Arctic, the islands, th...
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Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences
~6.07 miles from El Saler city center
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~6.33 miles from El Saler city center
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L’Hemisfèric, the distinctive eye-shaped construction designed by Santiago Calatrava, was the first element to be opened to the public in the City of Arts and Sciences, in April 1998.The building’s unique architecture comes alive as the lids of the colossal “Eye of Knowledge” opens up to reveal the fascinating setting.
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Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts
~6.43 miles from El Saler city center
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El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts) is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. The theatre opened on 8 October 2005. The first opera - Beethoven's Fidelio- was premiered on 25 October 2006. Administration of the company is in the hands of Helga Schmidt, formerly from London's Royal Opera House from 1973 to 1981. Schmidt has attracted some major artists to be involved with the Palau. Among them is Zubin Mehta who heads up an annual music and opera festival, the "Festival del Mediterraneo" which began in 2007; Lorin Maazel who became music director; and Placido Domingo who brought his Operalia competition to the Palau in October 2007.. The resident orchestra is the Valencian Community Orchestra. The theatre's first season was the 2006/2007. On the...
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~7.22 miles from El Saler city center
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This is the place to come for an authentic paella and you can eat it on one of the outdoor terraces at the same time as enjoying the sun and the sea breeze. The long boardwalk has loads of restaurants to choose from and its a popular gathering point for locals all year round. As soon as the sun appears half the population makes their way down here. You can have a swim in the sea before or after lunch as well.
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Central Train Station
~7.33 miles from El Saler city center
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The Norte Railway Station of Valencia is located in the heart of Valencia. Daily connections to Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Alicante, Port Bou (French border), Granada, Zaragoza, Bilbao and trains to other provinces leave from here. For more information and train schedules see RENFE, the Spanish Railway Service.
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Bull Ring (Plaza de Toros)
~7.35 miles from El Saler city center
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|#8 of 30 Things To Do in El Saler|
Plaza de l'Ajuntament
~7.53 miles from El Saler city center
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Puerto del Mar
~7.55 miles from El Saler city center
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Puerto Del Mar is a 34-hectare nature-favored domain, and a popular picnic ground for visitors/tourists. A temporary anchorage named "Mooring Cleat" serves as picnic center where day tourists hold simple feast under the shades of several bamboo kiosks or directly under the heat of the sun. Puerto del Mar keep ample stocks of equipment for ball games.Within Puerto del Mar, are three (3) coves which diverse holidays activities, one cove serves as the point where one could look out a golden sea at sunset. The other cove which was at the center of the resort, serves as training center for local maritime school where they perform their Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Serving as ramps bridge between coves are sturdy bamboos.
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Puente de la Expocision
~7.56 miles from El Saler city center
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The Puente de la Exposicion –the white comblike work by Santiago Calatrava– spanning the riverbed between the ancient ashlars of the Puente del Real and the colourful splendour of the Puente de las Flores bridges. Together with the Puente de les Arts and the Puente del Regne, the Puente de la Exposición represents the height of modernity in the face of tradition.With its sloped arch and four lanes of traffic, the Puente de la Exposicion is a faithful representation of what Calatrava strives for with all of his projects: a living work relating to each of its parts. He differentiates it from the cement bridge of the metro station that supports it, thereby transmitting forces in a natural way.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in El Saler|
~7.59 miles from El Saler city center
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Estadio Mestalla is a football stadium in Valencia, Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Valencia CF. With a capacity of 55,000 seats, it ranks as the fifth-largest stadium in Spain. It is also renowned for its steep terracing and being one of the most intimidating atmospheres in all of Europe in which to play.In 2010, the team is expected to move into the Nou Mestalla, a state-of-the-art stadium with a seating capacity of 75,000, located in Valencia.
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University of Valencia
~7.61 miles from El Saler city center
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The University of Valencia (official name Universitat de València) is one of the oldest and largest universities in Spain, having been founded in 1499 and currently having around 55,000 students.It is located in the Mediterranean Spanish baseline, in the city of Valencia which is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, with a population of 810,064 in 2008. One of its campuses is located in the metropolitan area of Valencia, in the municipalities of Burjasot and Paterna.There are three campuses:The Burjassot Campus houses the colleges of Biology, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the School of Engineering.On the Blasco Ibañez Campus the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Philosophy and Educational Sc...
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~7.63 miles from El Saler city center
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City Centre Valencia
~7.66 miles from El Saler city center
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Museo Nacional de Ceramica
~7.69 miles from El Saler city center
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The ceramics museum, Museo Nacional de Ceramica y Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti recently re-opened after having been closed for many years, and it is one of the most famous in the city. Built at the end of the 15th century, it was totally reformed in 1740 by its owner, the Marquis de Dos Aguas, in a baroque style with a notable rococo door fashioned in marble. The permanent collection includes ceramic works of art, spanning every era. Particularly outstanding are the famous Arab and the later Christian ceramics from Manises, a small town located on the outskirts of Valencia. Check the website for more details.
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Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas
~7.70 miles from El Saler city center
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One of Spain's most beautiful palaces, it's a brilliant example of rococo architecture with a wonderful Churrigueresque facade that looks like running water. The imposing alabaster main entrance was designed by Hipólito Rovira and sculpted by Ignacio Vergara. The original building dates from the 16th century although it was completely renovated during the 18th. Have a look at the luxurious ballroom inside and visit the fabulous Ceramics Museum .
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Plaza de la Reina
~7.81 miles from El Saler city center
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The Plaza de la Reina can be found behind the Cathedral, and from this plaza you will have a beautiful view of the "Miquelet", the most famous bell tower in the city. This plaza is a pretty introduction to "Ciutat Vella" (the old city). The center of the plaza houses a small garden with benches occupied by passers-bys and pigeons taking a break. This square really is a very charming and welcoming plaza. You can hire a horse-drawn carriage to take you the old-fashioned way through the most typical spots in the old quarter, or you can relax at one of the many outdoor cafes, terraces and restaurants that line the plaza, drinking a good hot chocolate next to the Santa Catalina bell tower.
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Polytechnic University of Valencia
~7.81 miles from El Saler city center
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The Universitat Politècnica de València (in Valencian/Catalan) (English: Polytechnic University of Valencia) is a Spanish university located in Valencia, with a focus on science and technology. It was founded in 1968 as the Higher Polytechnic School of Valencia and became a university in 1971, but some of its schools are more than 100 years old.The Universitat Politècnica de València consists of 4 campuses (Camí de Vera, Gandia and Alcoi) and 15 schools and faculties: Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Fine Arts, Higher Polytechnic School of Alcoy, Higher Polytechnic School of Gandia, School of Agricultural Engineering, School of Applied Computer Science, School of Architecture, School of Building Management, School of Civil Engin...
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~7.82 miles from El Saler city center
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One of Europe's largest markets and a masterpiece of modernist architecture, Valencia's Mercado Central is a joyously lively, colourful and welcoming place to do your shopping. Visit in the morning and you'll see an astounding array of fresh produce attractively displayed in all the stalls. It opened in 1928 opposite La Lonja. It's a huge 8000 square metre expanse of steel and glass decorated with typically colourful Valencian ceramic tiles. Proud local architects Soler March and Guardia Vich even included the colours of the regional flag (Senyera) in its windows.
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Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral
~7.87 miles from El Saler city center
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The Cathedral of Valencia (Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral), commonly known as the "Seu" in Valencian, is the see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia. The church was consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia Pere d'Albalat and was dedicated by order of James I the Conqueror to Saint Mary. It was built upon the mosque, which in turn had been raised in place of the former Visigothic cathedral. Gothic architecture, in its Catalan or Mediterranean version, is the predominant style of this cathedral, although it also contains Romanesque, French Gothic, Renaissance art, Baroque and neoclassical elements.One of the supposed Holy Chalices, present around the world, is revered in one of this cathedral's chapels; this chalice has been defended as the true Holy Grail; indeed, mo...
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~7.88 miles from El Saler city center
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The Lonja de la Seda is tucked into a medieval street near the Mercado Central, up a flight of steps. The visitor steps through heavy doors into a beautiful soaring Gothic hall whose ceiling is held up by graceful twisting columns. The columns and the ribs etched into the ceiling represent palms, emblematic of honest business dealings. The ceiling was once painted blue, adorned with stars. This venue served as a commodity exchange at the heyday of Valencia's power, a period dating from around the mid-1400s through the archbishopry of the Borgia who became a Pope, and well into the 16th century.The grand hall lets out onto an enclosed orange garden on one side, and to a small room like a chapel with leaded windows, which itself leads onto a Baroque chamber with heavy wooden coffered...
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Jardin del Turia
~7.89 miles from El Saler city center
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|#23 of 30 Things To Do in El Saler|
~7.89 miles from El Saler city center
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Bell tower "El Miguelete" is a gothic style construction made in the fourteen century and finished in the fifteen. Authors were Cathedral’s master Andrés Juliá and the architect Pere Balaguer, who also built Serranos Towers.Constructed on an octagonal base, its perimeter is same to its height, more than fifty meters. The bell tower have four bodies of the same height, the last one is the bells hall, open by eight picture windows.Its name, "El Miguelete", comes from the name of its biggest bell "Miguel", made in 1532 and with more than ten tons of weight.Inside there is an enormous spiral staircase with 207 steps up to the summit from where you can enjoy amazing views of the city, even the sea.Useful InformationOPENING HOURSMonday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 1...
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Plaza de la Virgen
~7.95 miles from El Saler city center
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The Plaza de la Virgen stretches out in front of the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and the "Apostles' Door" of the Cathedral. It's filled with people shopping, out for a stroll, or on their way to or from work, as well as pigeons fluttering about and unaware of their condition as eternal witnesses to the passage of time. This is a simple plaza without too much decoration. There is a fountain (though not even located in the center!). The fountain is like a bronze "Falla" that honors the creativity of the Valencian character. It represents the Turia river in human form surrounded by its tributaries. This allegory made into a fountain is a monument to water and has been the subject of thousands of pictures. From the Plaza de la Virgen you can easily reach Caballeros street which r...
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Torres de Quart
~8.13 miles from El Saler city center
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You can still see the damage caused to these tall, solid, Gothic towers by French artillery in 1808 during the Peninsular War. They were built in the 15th century by architect Pere Bonfill as an entrance through the medieval defensive wall. The road from here led to the town of Quart de Poblet, hence the name. They're now an official national monument.
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Jardines del Real Valencia
~8.14 miles from El Saler city center
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General Elio, 1, Valencia, Spain Tel: +34 96 3525478 Today the Royal Gardens or "Viveros" are the most important park in the city. Long ago it was the site of the "Quinta de Recreo Omunya" (Omunya country house), called "Rahal", whose construction was ordered by the Moorish king Abd Al-Aziz in the 11th century. Years later Jaime I, the Conquerer, enlarged this country house and changed it into the "Alcazar Regio" (Royal Castle). Sadly, it was completely destroyed during the War of Independence. Today the garden is frequently visited by Valencian locals and tourists, and the zoo is one of its most popular features.
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Museum of Prehistoric Valencia
~8.23 miles from El Saler city center
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Attraction type: Speciality museumAddress: Corona, 36 La Beneficencia Cultural Center Valencia SpainTel: +34 96 3883579
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~8.33 miles from El Saler city center
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The city of Valencia has displayed some incredible talent over the year. Right from the Gothic age to the present time this culturally rich city has been blessed with creative geniuses, who have excelled in every field from sculpture, architecture, painting to fine art and others. To house Valencia's prosperous and flourishing collection of art work are numerous galleries and Museums in Valencia, spread all over the city. But if you are interested in the Modern Art of Valencia then you should head straight for the Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia. It is a gallery which adds the much needed touch of modernity to the city's ever existing traditional charm.The contemporary centre of Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia presents an extensive display of 20th ...
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Valencia Street Circuit
~9.86 miles from El Saler city center
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City Centre Gandia
~28.78 miles from El Saler city center
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