Eixample is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and cafes. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches. Eixample has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Valencia.
Sightseeing around Eixample
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Browse the collections at Taurino Museum, Patriarch Museum, or National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts "González Martí". Sights like Basilica of San Vicente Ferrer, Kir Royal Gallery, and Teatro Principal offer insight into the local culture. Monuments like Puerta del Mar, Flower Bridge, and Exposicion Bridge are well regarded. Swing by Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas, Iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol y San Felipe Neri, and Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda to learn about local history. Hours of family fun are waiting at Royal Gardens, Valencia Botanical Gardens, and Hesperides' Garden.
Popular things to do in the area include shopping and being pampered at a spa. Soak up some sun at Pinedo Beach, Puig Beach, and Els Plans Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Gulliver Park, Monforte Gardens, or Piscina Parque Oeste. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Ruzafa Market, Plaza de Toros de Valencia, and Tourist Info Ayuntamiento.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are City of Arts and Sciences, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts. You can also stop by Mercado Colon de Valencia, Central Post Office, and Palau de la Musica.
Getting around Eixample
At 5.8 miles (9.4 km), Valencia (VLC) is the closest major airport to Eixample.