has the second busiest commercial port in Europe, and sea-trade has always
been a huge part of the city's life. The port is part of what Valencia
However, now more than ever, the port is the real emblem of today's Valencia,
the metaphore for the City of Contrasts, where the past and the future
have come to meet. Many travellers never discover the Port for themselves
and those that do are surprised it is not covered in the tourist literature.
The Old Port is an atmospheric, sleepy complex
of traditional ship yards built in the typical Valencian style. Dominated
by the charming Clock Building (Edificio del Reloj) it transports you
to the nostalgia of the turn of the XX century Valencia, self-contained
and secluded within its own culture.
The newest addition - the America's Cup Port
- is a magnificent futuristic project in the style of Calatrava (the architect
of City of Arts and Sciences) - the emblem of New Valencia: a cosmopolitan
city firmly on the map of Europe. There is more information on the America's
Cup Port infrastructure in the America's
It is generally a pleasant area for a promenade. Apart from the architecture
there are great views onto the docks, the sea and the beach, as well as
modern bars and restaurants.
You could also combine it with a visit to the nearby Gothic
Shipyards, the Church of Santa Maria
del Mar, unique architecture in Calle
de la Reina, the best paella in Spain on the adjacent end of the beach,
or simply with some beach time.
The Port has all facilities.
One entrance is at the
end of Av. del Puerto and another at Paseo Neptuno.
America's Cup Port
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