Top 10 Things to Do in Valencia

Are you traveling to Valencia? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Valencia as a tourist!

Central Market

The Central Market is Valencia’s best market. Here one can find everything to make a home cooked Spanish dish. The Central Market sell fresh veggies, sweet fruits and fresh meat, fish, and seafood. Stroll around the market and have a look at its beautiful architecture, enjoy the atmosphere and its different scents. Have some delicious tapas and watch the crowd!

Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia

Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia is a 9-kilometer long canal redesigned into a beautiful park. This park stretches along with the city and has much to offer its visitors. Stroll around the beautiful fountains, different artworks, and gardens with beautiful flowers. The park offers something for the whole family. Here you also can enjoy some mini-golf, football, rugby fields, playgrounds, cafés and much more!

March Fallas Festival

Schedule your holiday in Valencia during the city’s biggest festival, the March Fallas Festival. During this unique, quirky, and colorful festival one get to see a lot of cool papier-mâché sculptures around the city. These sculptures are displayed up to a week before being burned in honor of Saint Joseph. During this time you get to go to several parties, parades and see a lot of fireworks being fired.

Valencia Beaches

Valencia is located right to the sea and here are the beaches both sandy, wide and long. The beaches offer, unfortunately, not as good facilities as can be found in Costa Blanca in the south, but that’s just a part of its charm. Try to visit the famous Blue Flag La Malvarrosa Beach or the beach Pine-Fringed El Saler.

Albufera National Park

Get out in the quiet Albufera National Park and experience the wild nature of Spain. The park lies only 10 kilometers away from Valencia City and is, among other things, home to Spain’s largest lake. Here you get the opportunity to see the Spanish wildlife with the chance to see rare species of shorebirds. The national park is the perfect place to learn about Valencia’s passion for the environment.

One of the best things to do in Valencia if you enjoy being out in nature.

Paella in El Palmar

Valencia has for centuries been one of Spain’s most important rice-producing areas and is also the home to one of Spain’s national dishes, paella. Paella is an important dish in Spain and is best enjoyed in the village of El Palmar, which is only a few kilometers outside the city.

Valencia Cathedral

In Valencia’s old quarters you to get the chance to take in 21 centuries of history. This cathedral is built on the site of a Roman temple and was formerly a mosque and has combined styles out of the Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Take the opportunity to climb the spiral stairs to the top of the bell tower to see a fantastic View over Valencia.

Plaza del Mercado

Plaza del Mercado is a fantastic market with a lovely mix of street life, flavors, colors, and sounds that are surrounded by beautiful architecture. Here’s everything you need for making a delicious dinner, fresh produce such as meat, fish, vegetables and fruit and also a great selection of wines, spices, and olive oils.

This place is one of the top things to do in Valencia for those who want to discover the local cuisine and its delicacies.

City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia’s unique City of Arts and Sciences is a wonderfully complex created by the architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. This complex is designed to both entertain and stimulate the visitor’s senses. The collection of futuristic buildings consists of five main parts, including Prince Philip Science Museum and L’Hemispheric.

Costa Blanca

Only 2 hours from Valencia lies the coastal area of the Costa Blanca, which is part of the province of Alicante. Costa Blanca means “White Coast,” and is named after the white coastal regions and its beautiful beaches. Along the Costa Blanca coast lies several tourist resorts. Altea, Torrevieja and the popular resort Benidorm are some of Spain’s largest resorts.

One of the best things to do in Valencia if you like to relax on nice beaches!

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