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Travel on a Budget: Valencia, Spain
While Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain, it has several advantages for visitors that the bigger cities can’t match.
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Another building at the City of Arts & Sciences, which attracts visitors from all over the world.

(Lisa Rogak)

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An antique wine press at the Bodega Aranleon winery, just outside Valencia.

(Lisa Rogak)

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You'll know you will have arrived at the Valencia Museum of Modern Art when you see this iconic sculpture outside the building.

(Lisa Rogak)

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Vineyards as far as the eye can see amidst the rolling hills outside of the city center.

(Lisa Rogak)

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Paella is the national dish of Spain, and originates from Valencia. A common way to prepare it is to bake the mixture of rice, vegetables, and meats in a large earthenware dish over an outdoor hearth.

(Lisa Rogak)

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Flamingos sun themselves at a small park in the City of Arts and Sciences.

(Lisa Rogak)

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Fresh fish is only one of thousands of offerings at Valencia's Central Market, one of the largest public markets in the European Union.

(Lisa Rogak)

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These fun signs at El Jardin de Turia -- the city's longest park, built on a former riverbed -- make it easy for visitors to find the information they need, regardless of the language they speak.

(Lisa Rogak)

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A trip to the Central Market provides a window into the culinary and everyday lives of Valencians. Saturday morning is the best time to go.

(Lisa Rogak)

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The architecture of Valencia dates back centuries.

(Lisa Rogak)

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A typical street scene as seen from the Valencia rooftops.

(Lisa Rogak)

Travel on a Budget: Valencia, Spain

While Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain, it has several advantages for visitors that the bigger cities can’t match.

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