Contemporary Valencia

1975 began Spain´s transition to democracy and, subsequently, the restoration of autonomy status to Valencia, a concession that has allowed the recovery of the city’s language and culture.

In the last two decades, Valencia has completed numerous flagship projects, including the Gardens of the old Río Túria, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the Palace of Músic and Conference (Palau de la Música o el de Congressos), the city’s subway, or the City of Arts and Sciences.

Along with these are the infrastructures and services that make Valencia a modern city that is open to multiculturalism and to an increasingly dominant role in Mediterranean and European affairs.