Valencia has lots of things to do and see: museums, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the biggest old town in Europe, markets.. and this year hosted and continues to host major sporting occasion like the European Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Global Champions Tour and the Tennis Open 500, as well as mass events such as marathons and triathlons.
Is worthwile to rent a car in Valencia airport or city center to enjoy the city.
For these reasons, and in order to encourage participation in sports and promote Olympic values, the European Capital of Sport Association has made Valencia its 2011 Capital. Different sporting events will take place throughout the year, such as the 12th International Bowling Trophy, footvolley championships and the Spanish Athletics Championships, as well as athletics meetings and the 1st European Congress of Sports Facilities. Receiving the title of European Capital of Sport means recognition for a city that is dedicated to promoting these healthiest of activities