Birthplace of Paella


PAELLA is the most famous dish of Spanish cuisine typically eaten at mid-day.

Paella in Valencian means Pan in Spanish Castilian the word for pan is Paellera.

A Valencian Paella uses local ingredients like a local variety of bean called garrofó and also green beans rotjet, ferraura and tabella. Also tomatoes, paprika, olive oil and saffron.

Artichoke when in season.

Valencian Paella :

Made with chicken and rabbit,), green beans (in Valencia we put “” which are local varieties of green beans), or, failing that, food coloring and of course, rice. In season also supports and peas.

Birthplace of Paella

The first time I watched a real Paella being made was at the Mores and Christian festival week In Villajoyosa Alicante, people competed in the street using wood fires, preparing the broth first before adding the rice.

Valencia enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers and is a popular coastal resort providing all the amenities and activities necessary for an excellent travel and holiday destination. Valencia has several top quality beaches on offer to enjoy like the beaches of Benicasim and Oropesa or the superb beaches and dunes of the Canet d’En to the south nature is king in L’albufera reserve and Saler beach.

El Palmar at the side of the Albufera Lake in Valencia is the famous village that the Paella originated. You will be able to savour a genuine paella cooked on a wood fire in plenty of eateries.


If you want to cook an authentic Spanish Paella it must have a socarrat a lightly crusted rice layer on the bottom of the pan. This is done by turning up the heat a few minutes before the dish is ready the rice will make a crackling sound. When it does turn off the heat so as not to burn the rice and leave it to stand with a teacloth over it not a lid.

Also famous and sold all over Spain is the horchata originating in Alboraya Valencia – horchata is a refreshing sweet drink made with chufas (tiger nut milk) and accompanied by churros or fartons (spongy sweet bread-stick)

Valencia has the usual parking and traffic problems but compensates with a reliable public transport system including a metro.

Areas worth visiting Valencia Cathedral sited on an old Roman temple and later an Arabic mosque

The towers of Quart and Serranos and the ancient medieval walls

the most famous tower in Valencia the Miguelete rises up to a hight of 50.85 meters 207 steps take you to the top which is worth the effete when you take in the view.

One of the most impressive buildings in Valencia is the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda) a Gothic building erected towards the end of the 15th century and now a world heritage site

For first-time visitors to the city, we offer a list of the most popular museums, sights and tourist attractions in Valencia. Find out the famous places to visit, from the Miguelete to the City of Arts and Sciences.

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