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Travel Guide of Valencia in Spain by Influencers and Travelers


Valencia, officially València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the municipality.


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The Best Things to Do and Visit in Valencia


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1 - Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

The Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe is an important visitor attraction in Valencia, Spain. It forms part of the City of Arts and Sciences, and can be found at the end of Luis García Berlanga street.

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2 - Valencia Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia, alternatively known as Saint Mary's Cathedral or Valencia Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic parish church in Valencia, Spain.

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3 - Morning | Hemisfèric

See jaw-dropping IMAX films on a 900m2 dome screen at Hemisfèric, Spain's largest theater hall. Located in the City of Arts and Sciences ("Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias") complex, you'll also get starry-eyed in the enormous domed planetarium and much more besides! Skip the line and jump right into the AV adventure.

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4 - L'Oceanogràfic

L'Oceanogràfic is an oceanarium situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented. It was designed by the architect Félix Candela and the structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro. It is integrated inside the cultural complex known as the Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències. It was opened on 14 February 2003.

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5 - Oceanogràfic

L'Oceanogràfic is an oceanarium situated on the dry Turia River bed to the southeast of the city center of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented.

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6 - Jet Skiing in Valencia

   13 km away

Rent a Jet Ski in Pobla Marina, just a stone's throw away from Valencia! Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure with the powerful YAMAHA VX 115hp Jet Skis, equipped with top-of-the-line features to enhance your experience. Departing from the ma...

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7 - L'Umbracle

L'Umbracle, part of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències complex in Valencia, Spain, is a sculpture garden and landscaped walk with plant species indigenous to Valencia.

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8 - Valencia Bioparc

Bioparc Valencia is a 10-hectare zoo park in Valencia, Spain. It is owned by the City Council of Valencia and designed and managed by Rainforest. It has a large collection of African fauna.

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9 - Boat Tours in Valencia

Enjoy a one hour sunset catamaran ride along the beautiful coast of Valencia. Discover the marine world while appreciating the scenery. On this excursion you will be able to admire the best moment of the day at sea, the sunset. Live the experience of...

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10 - Llotja de la Seda

Valencia, officially València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, surpassing 800,000 inhabitants in the municipality.

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11 - Alboraya

Alboraya or Alboraia is a town and municipality of the province of Valencia, Spain. It is situated very close to the city of Valencia.

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12 - Tours & Sightseeing | Valencia Self-Guided Tours

No megaphone-wielding guides, no tight schedules, and no timeslots. With the POPGuide Audio Guide App, you can explore the world's most fascinating cities as you please. This Valencia audio guide is a culture pass in your pocket. Consult your digital city map and navigate between more than 100 points of interest. Follow expertly mapped routes or simply go your own way. At each location – from the incredible Oceanogràfic to La Lonja de la Seda and Mercado Central – you'll hear up to two minutes of cultural context from expert locals.

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13 - Torres de Serranos

The Serrans Gate or Serranos Gate, also known as Serrans Towers or Serranos Towers is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall, the Christian Wall, of the city of Valencia, Spain.

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14 - Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is an opera house, performing arts centre, and urban landmark designed by Santiago Calatrava to anchor the northwest end of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.

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15 - Stand up Paddle in Valencia

Do you want to have a super fun time on the sea? Get on this banana boat in Valencia with your friends! Valencia is one of the most attractive destinations in the Mediterranean for its combination of cultural offerings such as the City of Arts and Sc...

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16 - Cullera

   36 km away

Cullera is a city and municipality of Spain located in the Valencian Community. It is part of the province of Valencia and the Ribera Baixa comarca. The city is placed near the discharge of the Júcar in the Mediterranean Sea.

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17 - Xulilla

   46 km away

Chulilla is a municipality in the comarca of Los Serranos in the Valencian Community, Spain. The name in Valencian is Xulilla, but the local language is Spanish, not Valencian.

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Why should you visit Valencia ?


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How to visit Valencia ?

Valencia, Spain's third-largest city, is a must-visit destination for those who appreciate history, culture, and stunning architecture. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant city life, and delicious cuisine, there's something for everyone in this Mediterranean gem.

To reach Valencia, you can either fly into Valencia Airport (VLC) or take a train from other major cities in Spain, like Madrid or Barcelona. The high-speed AVE train from Madrid takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes, while the train from Barcelona takes approximately 3 hours. Once in Valencia, the city's public transportation system, including buses and metro, makes it easy to explore all that it has to offer.

Booking in advance is recommended for popular attractions such as the City of Arts and Sciences and the Oceanogràfic Aquarium. To avoid waiting in long lines, consider purchasing a Valencia Tourist Card, which grants you access to public transportation and discounts on various attractions and museums.

The costs of visiting Valencia can be quite reasonable, especially compared to other Spanish cities like Madrid or Barcelona. Expect to spend around €50-€100 per day for accommodations, meals, and attractions. However, the city also offers many free or low-cost activities, such as visiting the Turia Gardens, exploring the historic city center, or lounging on the beach.

Among the best things to do in Valencia, don't miss the stunning City of Arts and Sciences, which houses a planetarium, opera house, and the largest aquarium in Europe. The Cathedral of Valencia, home to the Holy Grail, and the lively Central Market are also must-sees. For a taste of local life, explore the narrow streets of the historic El Carmen neighborhood.

When it comes to dining, Valencia is the birthplace of paella, so be sure to try this traditional Spanish dish. La Pepica, located by the beach, is a popular choice for authentic paella. For a more modern take on local cuisine, head to Ricard Camarena, a Michelin-starred restaurant. For a sweet treat, visit Horchatería Santa Catalina to try horchata, a refreshing drink made from tigernuts, and fartons, elongated pastries.

As for accommodations, consider staying at the chic and modern Hotel Valencia Alameda 41, which offers stunning views of the City of Arts and Sciences. For a more budget-friendly option, the Casual Vintage Valencia is a stylish and affordable boutique hotel in the city center.

Off the beaten path:
For a unique travel experience, visit Albufera Natural Park, a freshwater lagoon and wetlands area located just south of Valencia. This serene park is home to a wide variety of bird species and offers boat tours for a closer look at the local wildlife. While there, enjoy a meal at one of the traditional restaurants along the shore, where you can savor some of the freshest seafood and local rice dishes, like all-i-pebre, a traditional eel stew.




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VALENCIA: THE IDEAL DESTINATION FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS



Valencia can be an ideal setting for a family holiday, a couple or friends looking for peace and quiet, thanks to its various cultural and tourist attractions, as well as its different landscapes, beaches and historical and nature

tours.

It is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the Mediterranean coast.

Many people agree that it is a city on a human scale, where the various disadvantages of big cities such as pollution and exorbitant prices are less than in other cities.

You will be able to find different means of transport that will make it easier for you to get around during your stay, without having to worry about it. You can use public transport, walk or cycle without difficulty.

As far as the weather is concerned, it will be ideal for sunbathers and outdoor enthusiasts, which represent the majority of the activities to be done during a trip to Valencia.

Indeed, you will probably enjoy its various museums such as the Fine Arts Museum, the Science Museum or the Seda Museum, but also its aquatic activities such as catamaran excursions or simply discovering some of the

most beautiful beaches in Spain such as Malvarrosa beach or Patacona beach.

Valencia also has a wide range of landscapes to discover on organised excursions or on your own, by bike or on foot.

If you wish to spend a family holiday in a suitable and pleasant holiday setting, without major budgetary or organisational constraints, while making cultural, natural and entertaining discoveries, Valencia is a destination that we

recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Valencia

Is Life In Valencia Expensive Or Affordable?

Most of the activities you can do in Valencia will be free of charge, such as discovering the different landscapes, the historical architecture of the old town or visiting beaches to rest, sunbathe and swim.

But for paid activities such as going to a restaurant, going for a drink in a bar, or visiting some monuments and museums, the costs remain relatively low and accessible. 

So if you are looking for an affordable holiday, Valencia could be just right for you. 

If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday in a family environment where your safety and that of your loved ones is not your main concern, then this is the destination for you! 













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