- By Kristen C.
- Published 08/2/2007
The original Latin name of the city, Valentia, meant ‘strength’ and ‘vigor’, and by regular phonetic changes it came to be known as Valencia. Valencia is a charming old city in the province of Spain. It is located approximately four hours from Barcelona and three hours from Madrid. It is situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline and overlooks the Gulf of Valencia.