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Things to Do in Valencia
Valencia Attractions

Valencia is the administrative capital of the Valencian community. Visitors may find numerous great things to do in Valencia.

Valencia offers a fantastic time to holidaymakers which are after gorgeous beaches, sightseeing, hiking, cycling, nightlife or who just want to laze around in a cosy villa. Getting from place to place couldn’t be simpler as the trams and buses run frequently around the places of interest and to and from the beaches.

Valencia offers a wide range of attractions for the travelers. Culture, sport, science, natural spaces, tradition, state of the art buildings, design, health and relaxation is wonderful in this millennial and dynamic city.


Taking a walk around the barrio del Carmen, the City of the Arts and Sciences, eating a good paella and drink a horchata with fartons (sweet pastry) are the things that the visitors should not miss on their Valencia trip.

One of the most famous structures in Valencia is the
City of Arts and Sciences, which is a huge, futuristic educational complex inspired by space-age designs and animal skeletons designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava.

The Central Market (Mercado Central) of Valencia is one of Europe’s largest markets, located inside a jewel of modernist architecture. At the Valencia Central Market visitors may experience the local produce and savor the local Mediterranean products and enjoy the local cuisine within more than 1000 stalls.

Turia Gardens were created when the Turia River was re-channeled safely out of the city and it was decided to make the old riverbed a place for the people, offering diverse possibilities for recreation. This great green lung of the city, housing Bioparc Valencia and L´Oceanogràfic lies in close proximity to the natural park Turia, the Albufera wetlands and coastal recreational beaches. With all these natural treasures, Valencia is a "green" city unique in Spain.

City walking tours and trips to popular tourist zones in Valencia can be made to the Historical Center, City of Arts & Sciences, Royal Marina, Albufera Nature Reserve and Cabecera Park, Bioparc & Congress Centre. Taking a walk around the barrio del Carmen, the City of the Arts and Sciences, eating a good paella and drink a horchata with fartons (sweet pastry) are the things that the visitors should not miss on their Valencia trip.


As for eating out in Valencia; Valencia offers a wide range of appetizing gastronomic options to be enjoyed before and after meals that include; wine bars, cafés, horchaterías, ice cream parlours and cafés. From terraces with a genuine Mediterranean feel to avant-garde bars, every traveler will find a special place on their Valencia holidays. Travelers in Valencia may find numerous restaurants in Valencia to enjoy traditional dishes, tapas and aperitifs in the city and in the area surrounding Valencia.

As for leisure activities in Valencia; city walking tours, tourist zones, parks, gardens, museums, shopping, eating out and more are the best options. Bioparc Valencia is a natural zoo, a beautiful recreation area and a new generation zoological park in which the visitors are transported to Africa just at the center of Valencia.


As for Valencia beaches; Valencia is a definitive heaven for beach-goers, with a horde of archetypal beaches complete with soft, golden sand, endless amounts of sun, sparkling blue water and a cool Mediterranean breeze. Valencia has 26 km. of beaches and Valencia beaches are one of the largest city beach areas in Europe.

As for
shopping in Valencia; Valencia has hordes of shops selling everything from traditional wares to the latest fashion trends, so be prepared to face the crowds and bargains and bring plenty of cash.

As for
nightlife in Valencia; Valencia is famous for its intense nightlife and many nightclubs, situated on the outskirts of the city and on the beaches. Swarms of open-air nightclubs complete with palm trees take over the beaches at night, and revelers party until the early hours of 7 or 8 a.m.

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