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Valencia Holiday Guide

From medieval architecture and Mediterranean beaches to cutting-edge cultural centres and friendly city parks, Valencia is a sparkling mix of moods and styles. The third largest city in Spain was founded by the Romans, and as such has some of the finest history of anywhere in Europe. It’s located on the east coast of the country and is home to one of the busiest ports in Europe.

Valencia is a modern industrial giant, but that doesn’t mean it’s without culture. Its historic centre that’s one of the largest in Spain and there are plenty of major attractions to be discovered around the streets and squares of the old town. Go to the Plaza de la Reina to visit Valencia Cathedral, where the Holy Grail was rumoured to be located. Climb the bell tower of the Cathedral for the panoramic views over the city. Visit a café on the Plaza de la Virgen to watch street performers and admire the sights of the city, including a 17th-century Baroque church, while sipping a café con leche.

The River Turia once flowed around the old town of Valencia but was rerouted after a catastrophic flood. The former riverbed is now a large city park, aptly named Turia. Here you can picnic on the lawn before seeing endangered African animals in the Bioparc Valencia. Or perhaps visit the City of Arts and Sciences, a multifunctional centre with an aquarium, concert hall and museums.

Valencia is popular amongst locals and tourists alike for its nightlife, especially during Las Fallas, a festival to commemorate St. Joseph and celebrate the beginning of spring. Check out the El Carmen district, where restaurants and tapas bars have taken the place of old dilapidated mansions. Go to the Mercado Central, one of the oldest covered markets in Europe and taste its fresh fruits, cheeses and seafood.


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Expo Hotel

Avenida Pio XII 4, Valencia
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 1,683 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nuevo Centro, Bioparc Valencia Zoo and Central Market. Plaza de la Reina and City of Arts and Sciences are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Hotel Silken Puerta de Valencia £42
    Hotel Silken Puerta de Valencia

    Hotel Silken Puerta de Valencia

    Avenida Cardenal Benlloch 28, Valencia
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 1,194 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mestalla Stadium, City of Arts and Sciences and Oceanografic Aquarium. Plaza de la Reina and Port of Valencia are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort £107
      Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort

      Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort

      Eugenia Vines 22-24, Valencia
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 883 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        Nestled on the beach, this Poblats Maritims hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of America's Cup Building, Malvarrosa Beach and City of Arts and Sciences. Port of Valencia and Polytechnic University of Valencia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Valencia Cabanyal Station is 16 minutes by foot and Maritim-Serreria Station is 21 minutes.

        Melia Valencia £62
        Melia Valencia

        Melia Valencia

        Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52, Valencia
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 788 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Benicalap, this hotel is steps away from Valencia Conference Centre and Casino Cirsa Valencia. Bioparc Valencia Zoo and Central Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Hotel Primus Valencia £60
          Hotel Primus Valencia

          Hotel Primus Valencia

          Calle Menorca 22, Valencia
             
            4.1
            of 5, from 989 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Camins al Grau, this spa hotel is steps away from Aqua Shopping Center and City of Arts and Sciences. Oceanografic Aquarium and Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences are also within 15 minutes. Maritim-Serreria Station is 14 minutes by foot and Ayora Station is 15 minutes.

            SH Ingles Boutique Hotel £72
            SH Ingles Boutique Hotel

            SH Ingles Boutique Hotel

            C/ Marques De Dos Aguas 6, Valencia
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 631 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas, Central Market and Serranos Towers. Cervero Palace is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) away.

              Vincci Lys Hotel £63
              Vincci Lys Hotel

              Vincci Lys Hotel

              C/ Martinez Cubells, 5, Valencia
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 1,507 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Plaza de Toros de Valencia, Central Market and Plaza de la Reina. City of Arts and Sciences and Bioparc Valencia Zoo are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Hotel Turia £36
                Hotel Turia

                Hotel Turia

                Calle del Profesor Beltran Baguena, 2, Valencia
                   
                  3.6
                  of 5, from 733 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turia Gardens, Central Market and Plaza de la Reina. Plaza de la Virgen and Valencia Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). Valencia Bus Station is only a 2-minute walk and Turia Station is 3 minutes.