Romantic Valencia awaits: its museums, art, beaches and more!

Gourmet restaurants, amazing beaches and top sights from Plaza del Ayuntamiento to Plaza de la Reina—discover Valencia, a historic destination also famous for its shopping.

Known for

Shopping, Skyscrapers and Museums

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Where to stay in Valencia

Valencia City Centre
Valencia City Centre which includes heritage architecture, château or palace and a city

Valencia City Centre

Known for Historical Buildings, Culture, Museums

4.5/5(555 reviews)

Intriguing museums, food markets, a mix of architecture and lively public squares are connected by the winding streets of this medieval town centre.

Ruzafa
Ruzafa, Valencia, Spain

Ruzafa

Known for Fashion, Bars, Friendly People

Visitors to Ruzafa enjoy its bars, and if you want to do some exploring, Ruzafa Market is worth a stop.

Ciutat Vella
Valencia City Centre featuring heritage architecture, bird life and a church or cathedral

Ciutat Vella

Known for Shopping, Historical Buildings, Dining

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Plaza de la Reina to Silk Exchange – discover Ciutat Vella, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Barrio del Carmen
Valencia showing a city, a skyscraper and a river or creek

Barrio del Carmen

Known for Museums, Culture, Historical Buildings

Barrio del Carmen is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Serranos Towers and Turia Gardens.

Camins al Grau
Camins al Grau, Valencia, Spain

Camins al Grau

Known for Museums, Beaches, Biking

4.5/5(92 reviews)

Discover parks, gardens and a vast leisure and entertainment complex in a Valencian district that lies close to the city center.

Quatre Carreres
City of Arts and Sciences which includes modern architecture

Quatre Carreres

Known for Aquariums, Theatres, Museums

4/5(30 reviews)

Quatre Carreres is noteworthy for its museums, and you can make a stop at top attractions like City of Arts and Sciences and Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences.

Top hotels in Valencia

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Expo Hotel
Expo Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Pio XII 4, Valencia, Valencia
£41
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Market, Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Reina. University of Valencia and Bioparc ...

3.8/5Good! (1,922 reviews)

"Great location. Friendly staff. Good restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Expo Hotel
Senator Parque Central Hotel
Senator Parque Central Hotel
4 out of 5
Plaza Manuel Sanchis Guarner, Valencia, Valencia
£56
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ruzafa Market, City of Arts and Sciences and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Queen Sofia Palace ...

4/5Very Good! (125 reviews)

"The staff was very pleasant and helpful. My friend is an English speaker and they spoke English to communicate with her. They checked us in a few hours earlier without any issue. The room was very clean and spacious. We left for a flight at 4am and they contacted the taxi service for us the night ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Senator Parque Central Hotel
Hotel Turia
Hotel Turia
4 out of 5
Calle del Profesor Beltran Baguena, 2, Valencia, Valencia
£51
per night
10 Nov-11 Nov

Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turia Gardens, Serranos Towers and Silk Exchange. Central Market and Plaza de la Reina ...

3.6/5Good! (953 reviews)

"Property very clean and in a very good location guest satisfaction very good"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Hotel Turia

Popular things to do in Valencia

Oceanografic Aquarium
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Oceanografic Aquarium

4.5/5(106 reviews)

Explore this spectacular indoor-outdoor aquarium, home to innovative exhibits and more than 500 different marine species. 

Bioparc Valencia Zoo
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Bioparc Valencia Zoo

4.5/5(44 reviews)

Visit this zoo to experience careful re-creations of African ecosystems and to enjoy wildlife in an almost barrier-free environment.

Central Market
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Central Market

4.5/5(243 reviews)

Shop for local fruits, vegetables, cheeses and cured meats, and watch local market traders at work in one of Europe’s oldest food markets.

Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences
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Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Learn about the mysterious human genome and about cutting-edge space research at this interactive science museum.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento
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Plaza del Ayuntamiento

4.5/5(144 reviews)

Visit stately historical buildings and learn about Valencia’s history and evolution when you spend time in this beautiful city center square.

Valencia Conference Centre
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Valencia Conference Centre

4/5(36 reviews)

A modernist architectural gem designed by Norman Foster, one of Spain’s largest conference centers is easy to get to by rail, sea, road or air.

Top activities in Valencia

Valencia Tourist Card 24h, 48h, 72h
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Valencia Tourist Card 24h, 48h, 72h

£13

See the top landmarks and visit the renowned museums of Valencia with one practical pass. Use the excellent public transport system at will as you zip about town, then enjoy further discounts as you refresh in cafés, guided on your Spanish adventure by your handy map.

Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour with 2 Routes
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Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour with 2 Routes

£15

Uncover Valencia's most famous sites, both historic and contemporary, on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Cruise through the city to see its well-known spots—from museums and beaches to science centers and stadiums—hopping off any stop along the way to explore on your own.

Daily Tour in Old Town Valencia
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Daily Tour in Old Town Valencia

£19

Choose our entertaining route and relive the history of Valencia, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Valentia was founded 2000 years ago, so we will walk over the Roman ruins of the city. We will tell you about the Visigoth time and also relive the Muslim town of Balansiya.

Authentic Paella hands-on cooking class with dinner
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Authentic Paella hands-on cooking class with dinner

£69

Paella and Spanish Culinary Workshops offer visitors the opportunity to experience traditional plates from the region. As well as appreciate the historical and cultural context that informs and shapes the food we eat in the Mediterranean province of Valencia.

Day Trip to Valencia from Benidorm or Albir
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Day Trip to Valencia from Benidorm or Albir

£24

The City of Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138BC. It was later occupied by Moroccan and Arab Moors before being conquered by the Christian King James I of Aragon.

E-Scooter Rental for ALL DAY
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E-Scooter Rental for ALL DAY

£22

Enjoy a mediterranean breeze while riding through this beautiful city on an e-scooter! You will save a lot of time and discover Valencia from another perspective. Our staff is ready to give you the best tips about Valencia, what are the best places t

Reviews of Valencia

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 71.2871287128713%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 27.128712871287128%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 1.386138613861386%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.19801980198019803%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

18 Oct 2019

Lovely city a quieter version of Madrid with the added advantage of a beautiful beach. Lots of restaurants and a nice buzzy atmosphere. Plenty to do and see.

4/5 - Good

T

15 Oct 2019

Only a short trip, but Valencia seemed nice and with a walkable centre. Many told me it is an industrial city and not great, but I had a positive view and I'd consider visiting again e.g. see more history/architecture, beach, sea life centre etc

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

15 Oct 2019

Great food interesting place plenty to do and see but mainly eat and drink !!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

14 Oct 2019

Fantastic city. Lots to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

11 Oct 2019

València is an amazing city with some real gems that aren’t to be missed. We travelled to the city in early October & the sky was blue every day. Most things are walkable in the old city. Public transport is good.

5/5 - Excellent

Neil

9 Oct 2019

Would definitely go back. It is a city that can cater for everyone.. beautiful parks, historic buildings and long sandy beaches. Fantastic and cheap transportation.