They have since spent a week aboard the rescue ship in rough seas - with many suffering seasickness.
Amid a quarrel this week over which country should welcome more than 600 passengers from a migrant rescue ship, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed an "axis of the willing" to tackle the problem of illegal migration.
The Spanish government said in a statement Saturday that France will accept migrants who wish to go there and who meet the country's criteria for asylum once they have been processed in Valencia. I took the decision that they can not come in because it was not our responsibility.
Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said Italy's actions on Friday show that "no one can say we aren't fulfilling our responsibilities, or that we're racist or xenophobic". "(The EU) must recognize that it needs an immigration policy that these times require".
Among those rescued are 123 minors, 11 children, and 80 women - seven of whom are pregnant.
Both Italy and Malta agreed to provide food and other supplies to the ships, and with the help of two Italian Navy ships, the migrants began their journey.
Hundreds of global journalists were accredited to cover Sunday's arrival of the migrants in Valencia.
In Valencia, officials in white protective suits and masks greeted the migrants as they debarked and police started identifying them and processing their information. A private aid ship said it couldn't assume the unexpected passengers from Trenton because Italy wasn't assigning it a port within its navigational capacity. This has resulted in some countries, including Italy and Greece having many more people arrive at their borders.
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The destination wasn't immediately announced, but the coast guard said it wouldn't dock until at least Tuesday.
The bald Vice-President is one who is coordinating by Spanish executive all worldwide contacts to solve crisis of Aquarius case, both with leaders of Italian government who did not want to assume immigrants detected in ir Waters as with or nations, as is case of France, which has been offered from first moment to collaborate to maximum with Spain.
The migrants came 26 countries.
More than 1.8 million migrants have arrived in Europe since 2014, and Italy is now sheltering more than 170,000 asylum seekers, as well as an estimated 500,000 unregistered migrants.
The Aquarius case exposed divisions within the European Union on migration policies and revived calls for a reform of EU migration and asylum rules in view of an EU summit scheduled for late June. The issue has put strong domestic pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, created a spat between France and Italy, and prompted eastern nations like Hungary and Poland to refuse to take in any migrants.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.
The warmer weather has caused a spike in migration from North Africa to Europe. As many as 933 people have been rescued in the Western Mediterranean and Straits of Gibraltar over the past 48 hours, the Spanish sea rescue service Salvamento Maritimo said on its twitter account.