Valencia is among the Mediterranean's most attractive and festive cities with its rich heritage, wealth of architecture, new and old, and vibrant calendar of cultural events. Valencia boasts more than 2.8km (1 3/4 miles) of beaches with excellent facilities. The beaches of Arenas and Malvarrosa are just minutes from the city centre. Adjoining these beaches is the beautiful seafront promenade, Paseo Marítimo, where you can walk, jog, sunbathe and roller-skate. The best and cleanest beaches are located 10 km south of Valencia near the village of El Saler. Most of the beaches were awarded the European blue flag for their clean water and golden sands. Apart from the sandy beaches, there are plenty of active paths and green parks. The Turia Park, which crosses the city from side to side, allows locals and travellers to enjoy a relaxing walk while seeing some interesting sites. These include the Music Palace as well as Gulliver's Park. This 8km path is known as Valencia's own Central Park. Valencia comes in as Spain's third-largest city and, as the capital of the aptly-named Comunidad Valenciana, certainly one of the most significant.