I spent the last four days in Valencia. What a wonderful city! Gorgeous architecture, blue skies, good food, and a vibrant and slightly mad culture.
Their public transport sustem is pretty good too. Four metro lines, a tram line, and a decent bus service. Reasonable fares, good access to information, and, like the rest of the city, spotlessly clean. Presently, a down side is that the city centre is only penetrated by a couple of bus services. This is not such a bad thing in a city where walking is a real pleasure, but after four days I did get blisters!
Construction has already started on Metro Line 2. This will pass right through the historic core of Valencia, and the huge hole that will be the location of the Mercado Centrale station is much in evidence. It will link the city centre to the rather isolated Oceanografic – surely one of the best aquariums in the world – and the vibrant Carmen district. I shall make a note to return in 2012 or 2013 when the line should be open.