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It's not much of a challenge to promote Valencia, the city and province, as a tourist destination. The third-most populous urban area in Spain with 1.8 million people, after Madrid and Barcelona, just about has it all. Nestled on the idyllic Costa del Azahar, Valencia could attract crowds on the merits of climate and geography alone.

Valencia stands apart for other reasons besides beach and sunshine however. With a frenetic nightlife and modern attractions, the city offers cosmopolitan contrasts to ancient landmarks, historic medieval quarters and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Toss in a culinary heritage that gave rise to paella, the de facto national dish of Spain, and wonderful provincial countryside and you have one extraordinary city and province.

Valencia History

  • La Lonja – A well-preserved example of gothic architecture.
  • Plaza del Ayntamento – The largest and most impressive square in Valencia.
  • Iglesia Santos Juanes – An ancient church with an impressive baroque façade.
  • Banos Almirante – Reformed, olden Arab baths.
  • Monastery Tres Reyes – A huge monastery dating back to the 13th century.

Valencia Art & Culture

  • City of Arts and Sciences – Home to Spain’s largest interactive science museum.
  • MUVIM – The Museum of Enlightenment and Modernity takes tourists from the Middle Ages to the present day.
  • National Museum of Ceramics – An ancient palace filled with ceramic works of art.
  • Valencia History Museum – This museum tells the story of the countless cultures that have inhabited Valencia over the centuries.
  • Jose Benlliure House Museum – The furnished house of a well-known Valencian painter.

Valencia Shopping

  • Nuevo Centro – A large shopping complex featuring a range of shop selling reasonably priced goods.
  • El Saler – A beautiful shopping centre featuring shops selling well-known labels.
  • Galeria Don Juan de Austria – Home to a classy shopping experience.
  • Mercado Central – One of Europe’s oldest markets, which sells authentic Valencian produce at affordable prices.
  • Paseo Maritimo – Located on a stunning promenade along the beach, this market offers a diverse range of stalls selling clothing, accessories, souvenirs and much more.

Gay & Lesbian Valencia

  • Dona Dona – A popular lesbian bar, open Wednesdays to Saturdays.
  • Som Com Som – A lesbian bar featuring lively music and all the latest drinks.
  • Sant Miquel Café – A gay-friendly restaurant turned music bar in the evening.
  • Q Art! Café – A restaurant which opens in the early morning and gradually gets livelier as the day fades into night.
  • Pub Base – A venue for the more mature gay tourist to Valencia.

Valencia Outdoor

  • July Fair – Held in July, this cultural programme has been designed to entertain locals and tourists with various concerts, theatre performances, open-air cinema showings, traditional fiestas, sports events and bullfighting.
  • Fair of the Nations – A month-long event held in May in the Turia river-bed. An open-air leisure ground in which visitors can purchase ethnic souvenirs, try international cuisines and listen to music acts.
  • Turia Gardens – A beautiful garden home to children’s playgrounds, green mazes, spectacular fountains and stunning buildings.
  • Jardin Botanico – A botanical garden home to the flora of five continents and the perfect place to take a stroll in the sun.
  • Almoina – The open-air excavations of the Roman part of Valencia.

Valencia Sport

  • Check out the skills of Valencia's football club at their large home ground, the Mestalla stadium.
  • Watch the Levante UD football club play their games at the Estadi Ciutat de València.
  • See expert golfers in action at the El Saler Golf Club.
  • Enjoy watching Pamesa Valencia slam dunk at the Pabellón Municipal Fuente San Lluís de Valencia.
  • Catch a bullfight at the Plaza de Toros.

Attractions

City of Arts and Sciences

Known as the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencian, the premier modern landmark in the city is a phenomenal example of contemporary architecture. Built in 1996, the brilliant and immense complex contains a performance hall, opera house, IMAX cinema, planetarium, science museum, oceanographic park and lush gardens.

Valencia Cathedral

With a consecration in 1238, Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral is one of the most austere landmarks in the city. Built upon a mosque, the architecture is a beautiful mishmash of Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque design aesthetics. The interior contains many important works of art and historical relics.

Benimaclet

To get a taste for authentic Valencian village life, the town of Benimaclet, in effect part of the city proper, is a great destination. The ancient Moorish settlement still maintains an independent spirit, as a popular student and immigrant neighbourhood, where Valencian is still the lingua franca.

Barri del Carme

The traditional old quarter of Valencia is a must-see area of the city. Like many medieval sections of Europe, the district has trendy bohemian appeal today, replete as it is with outdoor cafés, restaurants and shops.

The Llotja

The foremost UNESCO World Heritage Site in Valencia was once ground zero for the ancient silk trade in the Mediterranean.

Events

Las Fallas

The main event on the calendar in the province is without a doubt, Las Fallas. The March festival takes place over one week and features a parade of miniature city landmarks, fireworks displays, food and wine vendors and traditional concerts.

Holy Week

Holy Week, or La Semana Santa Marinera, is a merry period of revelry that leads up to more sober Easter observances, every April.

El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

The superlative performance hall in the City of Arts and Sciences puts on a regular program of opera and classical music throughout the year.

Tomatino de Bunol

In late August the town of Bunol, a mere 40 km from Valencia, transforms into a giant battleground, as more than 30,000 people engage in a food fight of epic proportions to herald the annual tomato harvest.

Climate

Valencia, both the province and city, has a rather enviable Mediterranean climate. The fall and spring months do receive occasionally violent thunderstorms.

  • Winter (December to February) 7-17°C
  • Spring (March to May) 9-23°C
  • Summer (June to September) 18-29.5°C
  • Fall (October to November) 10.5-23.5°C

Valencia On Wikipedia

Valencia & Province official guide

Hotels in Valencia

90 hotels in Valencia, ES

1 Hotel Dimar

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Gran Via Marques del Turia, 80 Map

Husa Dimar Hotel, with convenient location and modern facilities, is an ideal place for you to reside in the city of Valencia. GeneralDimar provides a business centre and two meeting rooms for... More

2 Vincci Lys

4 stars
4.9 / 5 10 reviews

Calle Martinez Cubells 5 Map

Offering tastefully appointed and centrally located accommodations, Vincci Lys makes for an ideal retreat for leisure and business travellers looking to explore this bustling Spain city. ... More

3 Casual Hotel Consul Del Mar

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Avda Del Puerto 39 Map

With all the comforts of this century, the hotel makes its guests to enjoy a friendly and personal service as well as ensure their stay is comfortable. General A well-equipped business centre,... More

4 AC Hotel Colon Valencia

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Calle Colon No 6 Map

Ac Hotel Colon Valencia is a modern hotel with plush accommodations that caters to business and leisure travellers visiting Valencia. While in the historic city, guests at this Spain hotel can... More

5 Vincci Palace

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

C/ La Paz 42 Map

Featuring an elegant decor and comfortable accommodation, the Vincci Palace Hotel Valencia welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Valencia. GeneralVincci Palace Hotel's friendly staff at the... More

6 Hotel Conqueridor

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

Cervantes, 9 Map

Medium Conqueridor Hotel Valencia provides modern accommodations in the heart of the charming old town. Close to the property, guests watch traditional bull fighting at Plaza de Toros de Valencia.... More

7 Medium Valencia

4 stars
4.4 / 5

General Urrutia, 48 Map

The hotel medium valencia is an avant-garde, designer hotel providing accommodation alongside the City of the Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias). The hotel has everything... More

8 Valencia Center Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Avda. De Francia 33 Map

Boasting a central location, the Valencia Center Hotel with its excellent accommodation as well as superior service will surely prove an ideal hotel of choice for the more discerning guest. ... More

9 Silken Puerta Valencia Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Avd. Cardenal Benlloch N 28 Map

Set in a very modern area of Valencia, this Silken Hotel welcomes you to stay in a comfortable location and enjoy all that the city has to offer. GeneralWhether it is a business meeting, wedding... More

10 Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

Plaza Rodrigo Botet, 5 Map

Offering a good position, Ayre Astoria Palace Hotel Valencia with comfortable accommodation and excellent services welcomes all types of holidaymakers for a pleasant and tranquil stay. GeneralThe... More