Valencia City is a vibrant centre with a pretty old quarter – but is perhaps best known for its paella and the spring festival of Las Fallas, one of Spain's livliest fiestas. Enourmous papier-mache sculptures of historical figures and celebrities form the centrepiece to a week of parties, fireworks, concerts and bullfights. Valencia's cathedral is also worth a visit. Tokelau
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Climb to the top of its tower for a great view of the sprawling city. Away from the often sprawling resorts of the coastal area and into the heart of Valencia you will find a different world: one of palm groves, castles and rugged mountains.
Those that venture away from the lure of the Costas are welcomed by a quieter, and far more Spanish series of ancient hilltop Valencia tourism towns and villages which owe their origins to the region's Arab and Muslim settlers. Morella and Mirambel, in the north east corner of Valencia, are amongst the finest examplse of medieval towns. Indeed fortified towns, castles and medieval hamlets are everywhere in Valencia making this the ideal destination for exploration – by car, on foot or by bicycle.