Carolyn Ann Photography traveled to Valencia, Spain, last year, to attend the wedding of her best friend.
Lucky for us, she caught some of that vibrant Mediterranean city on film and is giving us a little tour today, tips as to possible Valencia wedding venues included. Take it away Carolyn…
On the Mediterrean coast, south of Barcelona is Spain’s third largest city Valencia. The city is situated on the beach, but is filled with cultural and historical sites juxtaposed to the modern City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències). Valencia is famous for the festival of Fallas that occurs every March and is filled with amazing parades, lights, and fireworks.
I love visiting Valencia for the mix of old and new. You can spend the morning wandering through the old city stumbling onto beautiful fountains and quaint cafes, while your afternoon can be spent wandering through the City of Arts and Sciences, admiring the amazing architecture and perhaps catching a dolphin show.
Just south of Valencia is the Albufera, a freshwater lake where the city grows rice for its famous paella dish. The coast of the Albufera is speckled with preserved fishermen houses, some of which are still lived in today. They are increasingly more popular for smaller or non-traditional weddings.
A nice venue on the Albufera is Nou Racó. And then of course there are the “masias”, country houses and mansions outside the city that specialize in weddings. Masia Virgen de Aguas Vivas, Jardines La Hacienda, Villa Delia, or Molí Canyisset, are just a few of them.
Photography and text: Carolyn Ann Photography