Valencia, the sea of ​​Spain

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is its third largest city in Spain behind Madrid and Barcelona.

The city is on the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Turia River.

Major monuments in Valencia include the Valencia Cathedral, Torres de Serranos, Torres Quart, Llotja de la Seda which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia, Ciutat de les Arts i la Ciences, and the Valencian Institute of Modern Art.

The city is well known for the Falles local festival, the La Tomatina tomato fight, and several other catholic festivals held each year. The city is also host of the European Grand Prix Formula One race.

Valencia has a subtropical climate with mild winters and long warm to hot summers.

Valencia is home of one of the traditional Spanish dishes the paella and the cuisine is also world renowned in the city. Other specialties include the fartons, bunuelos, Spanish omelettes, rosquilettas, and squid.

Places to eat include the Raco de Turia which is close to the city’s river banks and is ranked among the top fifty restaurants for Spanish cuisine in the city.


The Wanted goes on tour

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British group The Wanted will be going on tour this summer. They will tourNorth America with “Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen.

The group will do a series of concerts in Las Vegas; Stanmere in the UK; MadridSpain; San DiegoArizonaDallasWindsorConnecticut, and New York.

Signs of their popularity in the US are already evident as they sold out Central Park in a concert on the morning current affairs show Good Morning Americaon August 23.

The group’s new album “Word of Mouth” is due to be released on September 16. The first single off the album “We Own the Night” was released worldwide on August 11.

The boy band, which was formed in 2009 released their first album The Wanted in October 2010 and peaked at number four on the UK charts.

The group first met with success in the USA and Canada in early 2012 hitting the top five in both countries with their single “Glad You Came”.

The group has its own reality series on E! Television entitled The Wanted Life. The series follows the group as they record their third album and prepare for this month’s tour.


Madrid, flavour of Spain

The capital of Spain, Madrid is the country’s largest city and is known as the greatest party location in Europe with fiestas and other events staged year- round.

Madrid is located on the Manzanares River and is the home of the monarch King Juan Carlos II.

Landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum, the famous Picasso painting Guernica sits in the Reina Sofia gallery, and the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is Spain’s largest bull-fighting arena.

There are also a number of catholic churches while most of the city’s tourist attractions city in the old city and Ensanche.

The city’s nightlife is also a big drawing card with many tapas bars, cocktail bars, clubs, jazz lounges, and music venues and the all-important flamenco centres. Flamenco is the national dance of Spain.

The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers. Green areas are a highlight of the city which has the highest number of tree and green areas per inhabitant than any other city in Europe.

The city is served by the Madrid Barajas International Airport and there is also an international rail network and one of the largest metro networks in the world.