Valencia has undergone a huge and rapid transformation in the last twenty years. What used to be a rather ordinary town is now a vibrant city with stunning architecture, largely inspired by the city’s involvement in the Americas Cup of 2007 and the Formula One Grand Prix motor race. It is truly a renaissance city.
Spain’s third largest city with a population of 800,000, it offers the attractions of its coastal setting with gorgeous beaches plus the sophistication of good restaurants, fabulous modern museums and art galleries.
The city has a very rich history and one can see this in the beautiful historic center with monuments such as the Miguelete, the Cathedral, Serrano's and Quart's Towers and the Lonja de la Seda, some of which were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996.
Valencia’s museums include the Museum of Fine Arts and the spectacular City of Arts and Sciences which was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and constructed by the engineers Alberto Domingo y Carlos Lázaro; it attracts more than four million people each year.
Other fine museums include the Prehistory Museum, the Cathedral Museum and the Institute of Modern Art.
Besides the archeological monuments, it is known as the city of the flowers with many beautiful landscapes, gardens and parks such as the Turia Garden, Botanic Garden, Royal Gardens, and the Ayora Garden.
Valencia is ideal for our type of conference. Its historical and monumental heritage and the diverse scenic and cultural sites make it a great destination. It isn’t too large so it is easy to get around and get to know and yet there is more than enough to see and do. We have found a superb hotel right on the beach with a magnificent conference room.