Valencia's main coach station is located to the north of the park that rings the city centre, on the Carre Menendez Pinal. This makes it easy to get into the centre of town, as Turia Metro station is just 5 minutes from the set down point. Buses to Valencia arrive from all corners of Spain, from Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Malaga. Most intercity services are operated by Alsa, Spain's major bus company. There are also tourist bus services that travel to resorts like Benidorm or Alicante on the nearby Costa Blanca. If travellers want to catch buses to Valencia from France, Italy, Germany or the UK, Eurolines provides a service to Barcelona. Megabus also operate budget services between London and Paris, although a change will be required before moving onto Valencia.
Valencia is Spain's third largest city and one of its most dynamic urban centres. Recent years have seen the city emerge as an educational, cultural and sporting hotspot, with the unveiling of the magnificent City of Arts and Sciences and the successes of Valencia CF, the city football club. Valencia also possesses a wealth of Romanesque churches, a beautiful cathedral and uniquely Spanish attractions like the Mercado Central. The area around the city is famed for its agricultural produce, so visitors should get down to the market to try the fresh fruit and cured meats. The city also has plenty of galleries and museums to visit, from the nature-themed Bioparc to the world-class Oceanarium and the Museum of Fine Arts which houses masterpieces by Diego Velazquez and El Greco.