The worldwide capital of the paella, Valencia, is among the most important and beautiful Spanish cities. Spain in a capsule, you might say, vibrant and fiery. Come and see for yourself the vigor and enthusiasm of La Tomatina, the imaginative Fallas festival of cardboard creatures on fire, or the spring bullfightings and floral offerings to Virgen de los Desamparados, the city's patron saint. The art enthusiasts will appreciate Valencia's stunning architecture of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, City of Arts and Science, a truly mind-blowing complex of Europe's most magnificent modern architecture, which has in no time become one of Spain's top tourist attractions. And for a trip in time, take one of the old winding streets leading to the Old Quarter where Valencia's Moorish past pulsates in medieval churches and markets. Don't forget to top your Valencia experience with ‘Paella Valenciana', a gastronomic treat of smells and colors.