International Conductors Guild Valencia Conference

Enjoy this fantastic video of the Palau de les Arts where our conference will be held!

Palau de les Arts, Valencia, Spain

Read about Time Magazine's World's Greatest Places 2022

"The ancient port city of València, on Spain’s southeast coast, seamlessly integrates its innovative urban landscape with its natural one. This year, the World Design Organization selected València to be its World Design Capital 2022, which is being celebrated with events, exhibits, and a new showpiece pavilion, the Agora València in Plaza del Ayuntamiento, designed by architect Miguel Arraiz. The Mediterranean is the city’s muse, evident in the innovative, water-laced City of Arts and Sciences. The latest addition to the cultural complex, CaixaForum, opened its doors in June with three exhibitions, including “Faraón. Rey de Egipto,” which features ancient Egyptian artifacts on loan from the British Museum."

Architecture of Valencia

Must-See Sites in Valencia: Valencia Cathedral, Llotja de la Seda , City of Arts and Sciences, Turia Park

Located on the southeastern coast of Spain, Valencia is the country’s third-largest city and home to over 800,000 people. For 2000 years, the city has had various rulers including the Romans, the Moors, and the Kingdom of Aragon. The architecture of Valencia is incredibly diverse, with examples from different time periods including the Gothic Age, the Baroque Age, and the modern works of Santiago Calatrava.

10 Places in Valencia Every Architecture Lover Must See

With one foot in the past and the other one in the future, it’s hard to find a European city more architecturally intriguing than Valencia. A walk along its sunny, paella-scented streets will take you through a whirlwind of styles and eras, with buildings so contrasting you’d wonder how they could coexist in the same urban landscape. But they do, and the result is so captivating, it led the World Design Organization to name Valencia the World Design Capital 2022.

From stately Gothic monuments and bustling Modernista markets to Calatrava’s arresting sci-fi compound, here are 10 must-visit places for architecture lovers in Valencia.