L’HORTA


The L’Horta region embraces the city of Valencia, the capital of the region and the province, and beyond. The first of its villageswhich we would recommend visiting is Alboraya, where you may startyour journey with a breakfastunique to this area, a genuine horchata(sweet rice milk) accompanied by fartons(sweet glazed pastries). For fans of boating and sailing a trip to La Pobla de Farnalsprovides a voyage of surprising discoveries, whilst in TavernesBlanquesyou can enjoy shopping for anything from sports goods to luxury items. Stopping to buy a piece of Lladró, one of the best known brands of porcelain in the world, is almost obligatory.

Continuing the journey towards El Puig, you will travelthroughvillages born from ancient moorish settlements, each of which can be detected from afar by its slender bell tower. In the Parish Church of Almàssera, you may see the arcwhich contains the eucharisticremains of the miracle of the fishes which occurred here, whilst in the towns of Bonrepos and Mirambellfarmhouses are dotted along the left bank of the Carraixet valley. In Meliana, you can visitthe church of Santos Juanes, built in the Renaissance period and littered with examples of churrigueresquearchitecture, a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament. The shrine of the Virgin Mary (la Ermita de la Virgen de la Misericordia), erected in memory of the conquest of King Jaime I, and the shrine of Christ the Providence (la hermita del Cristo de la Providencia) are also well worth a visit. Before continuing, you may wish to consider buyingsome of the popular mosaics which have been manufactured here since 1860.

In Foios, the church of Saint Mary (la iglesia de NuestraSeñora de la Asunción) contains a 15thcentury painting of the VirgendelPatrocinio (Virgin of Patronage), and in the middle of the grounds you may see the shrine of the Blood of Christ. Close by, Albalat del Sorellsproudly displays the Dome of the Parish Church (a baroque structure dating to the 18th century), and the Palace Castle of the Condes de Albalat (dating from the end of the 15th century) is a grand fort with a single tower, gothic windows, arched doorwaysand a courtyardwith and outdoorstaircase which presently is used to house theTown Hall.Other villages in the region include Albuixech, Emperador, Massalfassar, Musseros, Massamagrell, Puçol, Rafelbunyol, El Puig, AlfaradelPatriarca, Vinalesa, Burjassot, Godella, Rocafort. Don’t hesitate in visiting these towns to witness the true and authentic heart of the area known as the Orchard of Valencia


Gastronomy and events:

The cuisine of this region benefits from a rich and fertile soil. Rice dominates and is cooked in a thousand different ways. Together with the traditional chicken and rice or seafood paellas, visitors may try other exquisite varieties including fetge de bou (bull´s liver) with chick peas, endivesand bull’s liver or the huertana, with aubergine, artichokes and beans, accompanied by spring garlic and green beans. Rice with cod may be accompanied by cauliflower or chick peas or you can also try rossejat (with fish, potato, onion and seasoning), eaten with onion blood pudding, blanquets (white sausage) orbeef shin. Pigs trotters and meat balls (with minced pork, egg, grated bread, cinnamon, salt and parsley) are two dishes especially characteristic of this area which are present on many restaurant menus.

For dessert we recommend fruit, excellent at any time of the year and, for those not counting the calories, something sweet such as corona, made from de marzipan, egg, almonds, sugar, sponge cake and decorated with crystallized fruit. Sweet potato cakes, almond and cinnamon tarts, shortbreads, donuts, brazil nuts and a symphony of pastries complete the selection for those with a sweet tooth.


The fiestas take place throughout the year but the main celebrations are held in the summer. The patron saints are commemorated and good harvests are celebrated with processions. The popular Fallas(statues) are erected and burnt in each town, whilst a resurgence of carnivals has occurred in recent years, and extend to coincide with the arrival of spring which, in this region, brings an explosion of odors and colors.

Particularly spectacular is the ball de Torrent, a pantomime with dances and music played on the dolçainaand tabaletinstruments and the procession of Domingo de Ramos, the origin of which dates to C. XV. The parade culminates when the ‘artichoke’, a device suspended by rope in the Plaza Major, opens up to allow pigeons, doves and hundreds of small papers containing local verses (aleluyas) to fall to the ground. A similar festival also takes place in other local villages.

In Silla, during the procession of Christ, a monument shaped like a vegetable opens to takes the shape of a palm tree in which a child dressed as an angel sings songs accompanied by violins and organs. The day finishes with the ancient dance of ‘Porrots o Homes de la Força’ (the strong man’s dance) which is performed with special canes, accompanied by tambourines and the traditional Valencian instrument, the dolçaina. Also, inAlaquàs, during the festival dedicated to the olive harvest, an angel appears and sings songs inside an artichoke. On the previous night, Nit d’Albades, singers and dolçaina players go through the streets in an emotional procession.

Another unique procession is held by the ‘Horchata’ makers of Alboraya (horchata is a traditional sweet rice drink) in honor of the Virgin Mary and to protect the rice fields.An image of the Virgin, which is kept in a chapel, is taken on the eve of the festivalto other nearby chapels in time for a procession which takes place on the morning of the festival accompanied by singing and bell-ringing. Processions are usually the central theme of any of these festivals, but they are never without music, fire, firecrackers, and many other recreational activities. In many festivals paella competitions take place, or a special dish is prepared which is later enjoyed by all of the participants. Some festivals maintain the tradition of the‘Toro Embolao’ (in which a bull has his horns lit with fire) and of the bull running. The final event is always accompanied by a spectacular firework show. It couldn’t be any other way in a region which is home to some of the world’s best pyrotechnicians.

The calendar of festivals in this province is endless, so if any of these festivals interest you you can find more information in any Tourist Office. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Tourist Info:

TOURIST INFO MANISES
Avenida País Valencià 19 C.P: 46940 Manises
L’HORTA
Telf: 961525609
Fax: 961520931
Email: manises@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.manises.es
Horario:

Horario: Lunes de 9:00 a 14:00 h. De martes a viernes de 9:00 a 14:00 h. y de 16:00 a 19:00 h. Sábados de 9:30 a 13:30 h. Domingos cerrado.


TOURIST INFO ALBORAYA – PORT SAPLAYA
Calle del Batlle, 1 (Entrada por Plaza de la Señoría) C.P: 46120 Alboraya
L’HORTA
Telf: 963190200
Fax: 963190204
Email: portsaplaya@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.alboraya.org / http://www.turismohortanord.com/
TOURIST INFO ALBORAYA – PATACONA
Avenida Mare Nostrum s/n C.P: 46120 Alboraya
L’HORTA
Telf: 963190226
Web: http://www.alboraya.org
Horario:

Consultar al tel.- 963190226

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TOURIST INFO ALMÀSSERA
Camino del Mar, s/n (Museu de l'Horta) C.P: 46132 Almàssera
L’HORTA
Telf: 961862552
Fax: 961859544
Email: almassera@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.almassera.infoville.es
Horario:

Horario: de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 15:00 horas

http://www.turismohortanord.com/


TOURIST INFO LA POBLA DE FARNALS
Plaza París S/N C.P: 46137 La Pobla de Farnals
L’HORTA
Telf: 961460928
Fax: 961444971
Email: puebladefarnals@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.lapobladefarnals.es
Horario:

Horario:  De martes a sábados de 11:00 a 14:00 h. y de 17:00 a 19:00 h. Domingos de 11:00 a 14:00 h.

http://www.turismohortanord.com/


TOURIST INFO PUÇOL
Plaza Rosas del Vents, s/n 46550 Puçol
L’HORTA
Telf: 678667982
Email: puçol@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.pucol.es
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a sábado de 10:00 a 14:00 h y de 17:00 a 20:00 horas. Domingos y festivos de 10:00 h a 14:00 horas.

http://www.turismohortanord.com/


TOURIST INFO EL PUIG
Avenida de la Estación, s/n (Centro Cívico) C.P: 46540 Puig
L’HORTA
Telf: 961959029
Email: elpuig@touristinfo.net
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 14:00 h. Los sábados abrirán el punto de información de 10:00 a 14:00 h.

http://www.turismohortanord.com/


TOURIST INFO PATERNA
Calle Médico Ballester 23 C.P: 46980 Paterna
L’HORTA
Telf: 963053124
Fax: 963053083
Email: touristinfo_paterna@gva.es
Web: http://www.paterna.es
Horario:

Horario: Horario de invierno (1/10 al 29/06): de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 14:00 y de 16:00 a 19:00 horas, sábados de 9:00 a 14:00 horas. Horario de verano (30/06 al 30/09): de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 14:00 y de 17:00 a 20:00 horas, sábados de 9:00 a 14:00 horas.      

http://www.turismohortanord.com/


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – AEROPUERTO
Terminal Aeropuerto Valencia C.P: 46940 Manises
L’HORTA
Telf: 961530229
Fax: 961530229
Email: infoturistica-aeropuerto@turisvalencia.es
Web: http://www.turisvalencia.es
Horario:

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HORARIO: Lunes a Viernes: de 8,30 a 20,30 h. Sábados, Domingos y Festivos: de 9,30 a 17,30 h.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – AYUNTAMIENTO
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, s/n (frente al Edif. de Correos) C.P: 46002 Valencia
L’HORTA
Telf: 618183500
Email: infoturistica-ayuntamiento@turisvalencia.es
Web: http://www.turisvalencia.es
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a sábado, de 9:00 a 19:00 hrs. Domingos y festivos de 10:00 a 14:00 hrs.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – PAZ
Calle Paz 48 C.P: 46003 Valencia
L’HORTA
Telf: 963986422
Fax: 963986421
Email: valencia@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.comunitatvalenciana.com
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a viernes de 9:00 a 20:00h. Sábados de 10:00 a 20:00 horas. Domingos y festivos de 10 a 14 h.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – PLAYA
Paseo de Neptuno, 2 (frente a Hotel Neptuno) C.P: 46011 Valencia
L’HORTA
Telf: 963557108
Fax: 963557108
Email: infoturistica-playa@turisvalencia.es
Web: http://www.turisvalencia.es
Horario:

Horario: Esta Oficina permanece abierta desde Semana Santa hasta mediados de octubre(consultar para verificar). De lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 19:00 h. Sábados, domingos y festivos de 10:00 a 18:00 h.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – PLAZA DE LA REINA
Plaza de la Reina 19 C.P: 46002 Valencia
L’HORTA
Telf: 963153931
Fax: 963153920
Email: infoturistica@turisvalencia.es
Web: http://www.turisvalencia.es
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a sábado de 9:00h. a 19:00h. Domingos y festivos de 10:00h. a 14:00h.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA – JOAQUÍN SOROLLA
Estación Valencia Joaquín Sorolla (AVE)
L’HORTA
Telf: 963803623
Fax: 963803623
Email: infoturistica-js@turisvalencia.es
Horario:

Lunes a Viernes: de 9:00 a 21:00 h. Sábados, domingos y festivos: de 10:00 a 18:00 h.


TOURIST INFO VALENCIA-PUERTO
Muelle de Poniente s/n
L’HORTA
Telf: 963674606
Email: infoturistica-puerto@turivalencia.es
Web: www.turisvalencia.es
Horario:

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