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You’ll find Valencia on the sunny south-eastern coast of Spain. It’s the third largest city in Spain, and is best-known for its arts, culture and contemporary architecture. The most famous example is probably the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias – a sprawling, 350,000 sq. ft network of buildings designed by Santiago Calatrava. Among these you’ll find an aquarium, 3D cinema and an opera house. There’s also plenty of history to soak up on Valencia cruises. Start your journey at La Lonja, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 15th century. It was originally used as part of the city’s silk exchange and is a stunning example of gothic architecture. What visit to Valencia would be complete without stopping for some paella? The famous dish is said to have originated here, and you’ll find plenty of spots around the city to try both authentic street food and fine dining versions. Pick some up in one the city’s most famous markets, the Mercado Central. This modernist building also features tapas bars, where you can tuck into salted cod or Iberian ham, sip a glass of red and watch the world go by. Walk it off in the Jardines del Turia, a scenic, 9km-long park in the east of the city.