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Valencia (province) is the most populous of the three provinces in the Valencian Community. It is bordered on the east by the Mediterranean, in the north by the provinces of Castellón and Teruel, in the west by the provinces of Cuenca and Albacete, and in the south by the province of Alicante.


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  • 1 Valencia – the capital city of the community and of the province.
  • 2 Sagunto (Sagunt) – has an ancient castle which was the scene of Hannibal's 'Siege of Saguntum'.
  • 3 El Puig – best known for its Gothic monastery.
  • 4 Almàssera – an agricultural village also known for its porcelain.
  • 5 Paterna – a suburb of Valencia with cave dwellings and an annual pyrotechnics festival.
  • 6 Manises – home to Valencia's airport, and one of Spain's most important centres for ceramics.
  • 7 Torrent – the second largest city in Valencia.
  • 8 Cullera – has excellent food and beaches.
  • 9 Gandía – has a well-preserved old town and good beaches.
  • 10 Buñol – best known for its annual Tomatina Festival.
  • 11 Requena – an ancient town best known for its vineyards.
  • 12 Xàtiva (Játiva) – has a well-preserved centre and photogenic Moorish castle.
  • 13 Carrícola

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Valencia is noted for its wines, and has been designated a Spanish Denominación de Origen. Both reds and whites are produced in two separate zones, in the northwest and in the southwest of the province. The most noteworthy is Bobal, which is grown only in the Utiel-Requena region in the northwest.

Many wineries have tasting rooms and some also offer guided tours of their facilities. Near Ontinyent these include 1 Bodega El Angosto and 2 Bodegas Los Frailes.

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