Excursions to València's surrounding areas
If you are spending a weekend in Valencia, you are in luck, as you can learn more about the city by visiting nearby places that you will love. Here are seven to take note of!
Huerta of Valencia: the great garden
Imagine: cycling around orange orchards, fields with crops and shacks over 15 kilometres, all of which is along the famous Verde Xurra route (former railway tracks) with a unique landscape.
The Monastery of Puig: a journey to medieval times
This is a great idea for those who love history, legends and medieval adventures. Visit the Monastery of Sant Maria, El Puig, its Royal Hall, see a replica of James I of Aragon's sword and lots of secrets which can be discovered on the guided tours organised by the El Puig Tourism Office: Tuesday to Saturday at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm, and Sunday at 12 pm.
Sagunto, a melting pot of cultures
It is worth a visit just to see the Roman Theatre and the Jewish Quarter, but Sagunto is also a charming town with cobbled streets and lots of life. It is ideal to wander around and have a great time on any of its bar terraces. You can visit all of its monuments free of charge.
Sierra Calderona Natural Park: live nature
We can find the Sierra Calderona Natural Park only 25 kilometres away from the city of València. Its flora, fauna and location, almost on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, make it one of the most special natural parks in the Region of València. Choose one of its many routes and have a great time!
Valencian Wine Route
Did you know that the Designation of Origin of Valencian wine is exported to over 100 countries? Now you can learn much more about it all and, of course, taste some wine. Every Saturday at Calle Xàtiva there is a Vinobús (wine bus) at 10 a.m. taking you directly to the centre of Valencia wine, with a cultural tour, typical food and wine tasting in one of the Designation of Origin wineries, Utiel-Requena. Don't miss out!
Manises, the cradle of ceramics
Ceramic tradition originated over 700 years ago in Manises and continues to this day. Visit one of the factories that still makes handcrafted pieces and see how things were done before. You will love it. More information available at www.avec.com
Route of the Borgias
Who were the Borgia and what did they leave behind in the Region of Valencia? Discover all the secrets and history by visiting the Ducal Palace of Gandia, Xativa Castle, Monastery of Santa Maria de la Valldigna or Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba. The Route of the Borgias also goes through the city of Valencia, passing by the Cathedral, the University and the Palace of the Borgias, the current Valencian Courts. Do you want to sign up?