UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

The Region of Valencia has priceless treasures of historical and artistic legacy. Authentic jewels of our culture that have become the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Do you want to discover them? Prepare your trip to a land full of surprises.


The World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO:

The SILK EXCHANGE 
It’s of the most beautiful civil buildings of European Gothic architecture that reveals the commercial prosperity of the city until the 16th century.

The “Water Court of the Plain of València”

For more than a thousand years, it meets every Thursday at the Puerta de Los Apóstoles of the Cathedral of València. This jury is responsible for solving the conflicts of irrigation water use among farmers.

Mediterranean diet
Taste, health and identity. The Mediterranean lifestyle reflects in recipes the importance of the product and the essence of the land. Enjoy the maritime tradition and the signature of our customs and culture.

Las Fallas
Every March the gunpowder, fire, music and “fallero” monuments become the main protagonists of one of the most international and expected parties of the Region of Valencia.

El Misteri d’Elx
It is a sacred-lyric drama of medieval origin that is represented every August in honour of the Asunción de la Virgen María. A hallmark of the city that you have to live in person.

El Palmeral (palm grove) of Elche
It turns the city into an authentic, singular forest of extraordinary beauty. A large palm orchard where you can find the famous Huerto del Cura. Here, the imperial palm tree stands out with almost two centuries old.

Las Tamboradas
The ritual drums, so characteristic of Holy Week in Alzira (València) and l’Alcora (Castellón), is a cultural symbol that fills the streets with a lively atmosphere full of emotion.

Las Fiestas de la Mare de Déu de la Salut de Algemesí
One of the most typical celebrations of the Region of Valencia. Every September 7 and 8, the widespread enthusiasm, dances, music and human towers of the historic Muixeranga fills the streets of Algemesí (València).

The art of dry stone
The construction of bare stone walls is traditional in the rural areas of the interior of the provinces of Castellón and Alicante, and it’s the perfect example of the balance between nature and human beings.

Rock Art of the Mediterranean Arch of the Iberian Peninsula
In the Region of Valencia, you will travel to the Paleolithic, knowing the more than 300 cave paintings that enhance our historical and cultural heritage.

Be inspired

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Spain is part of the UNESCO program "Silk Road," in which València is its main city. In 2016 the II Encuentro Mundial “València, Ciudad de la Seda 2016” was held.
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For the Summer, Elche offers a wide range of activities so you do not get bored at any time: beaches, art, gastronomy. Prepare your suitcase and come to visit without hesitation.
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Sightseeing in Valencia is to live unique experiences and emotions. On your trip, you can enjoy the best cuisine, a coast full of blue-flagged beaches, natural landscapes and of course, its signature people and culture.
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Within the project of "La Comunitat también para ti," COCEMFE continues to ensure that all people can enjoy the culture and nature of the Region of Valencia on equal terms, paying particular attention to those with reduced mobility, eliminating architectural barriers and improving accessibility.

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