València (or ‘Valencia’: both spellings are correct) is the third major city of Spain. It is located on Spain’s Eastern coast, on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stretch of water which has gradually forged the city’s character over the centuries. It is about 350 kilometres south of Barcelona and 350 kilometres east of Madrid.
València is one the strong points of the 20th Triennial Conference of ICOM-CC. One of the most charming cities in Spain, and one that is being discovered by more and more visitors. Whether for its beautiful natural resources (such as one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Europe and the unique Albufera), for its cultural assets (including historical buildings from the Roman period all through the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, museums and an active cultural life) or its casual, open and welcoming spirit, València adds a dimension of personal pleasure to a major professional event.
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València is accessible by air, land and sea. It boasts travel links to many major Spanish and European cities. The airport, situated just 8 kilometres from the centre of València, has regular daily flights to popular domestic and international destinations. The city also has two main railway stations, the Estación del Norte, from which the local train network operates, and Joaquín Sorolla, offering AVE high-speed rail services to Madrid, Cuenca, Seville and Córdoba. ALVIA and EUROMED long-distance trains also depart from Joaquín Sorolla, providing connections to cities including Barcelona.
València is an increasingly accessible, intelligent, and sustainable city. Committed to the Sustainable Development Goals, it is a pioneer in the world in measuring and certifying the carbon footprint of its tourist activity in search of actions to reduce and offset it.