València, a gay friendly city
Fun, open and welcoming. València is proud to be a sensitive and tolerant city for all its visitors
If you are thinking of visiting the city as a couple, you will be able to enjoy the city's 2000-year-old architectural heritage, but also avant-garde architecture and a vibrant schedule full of concerts, exhibitions or gastronomic events for all families.
What to eat
From traditional meals to other healthier or veggie options, don't miss out on Valencian cuisine, which is mainly dedicated to fresh, local produce. Take a look at what is on offer at the best restaurants.
Where to sleep
From romantic hotels like Ad Hoc Monumental or SH Inglés, to larger hotel chains such as AC or Barceló, as well as apartments or more exclusive hotels, such as Las Arenas or Westin. You can easily find the most suitable accommodation for your trip to València.
With the family
No time to get bored! All families are welcome in València. It is a true paradise for kids to enjoy themselves. The City of Arts and Sciences, Bioparc, the 9-kilometre Turia Gardens full of fun or the València beaches, all of which make up the attractive leisure offer in València.
València is full of runners all throughout the year. The city is also the host of over 50 races, such as the València Trinidad Alfonso EDP marathon and half marathon, regarded the best races in Spain in its category, according to Royal Spanish Athletics Federation.
However, there are many more activities: the triathlon, MotoGP, golf courses and cycling routes are just some of the sports options available.
Valencia's nightlife has always been one of its strong points. It is lively, you can pop in and out of different bars, enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic or the local cocktail Agua de Valencia, as well as many others at the trendy bars. Deseo 54 (Pepita, 13) is the most popular bar in the city, but Dakota (Sagunto, 10), The Muse (Ruaya, 48) or Picadilly Downtown Club (Tomassos, 12) are other recommended bars to be enjoyed under the Valencian moonlight.
Festival Mostra la Ploma: A chance to see some short films or feature films based on different realities of sexual, gender and family diversity. As well as these films, this film festival has organised parallel activities, such as encounters with writers, poem recitals or workshops for kids.
Jocs Taronja: This different and fun biennial tournament (even years) fights against homophobia in sport, favouring the standardisation of sexual identity and promoting the rejection of any discrimination. Jocs Taronja makes a difference in the production, but with all the seriousness required by the sports federations involved: football, quidditch, volleyball, swimming, mountaineering and tennis. Get fit in València!
LGBT Pride Day
It could not be any other way. Valencia celebrates the LGBT Pride Day in a big way. A march runs all the way down the streets up to the Town Hall Square to claim LGBT rights and equality. Afterwards, there is a LGBT pride party, with music at the hands of the best DJs until the early hours in the morning. Join in!
Check out the programme to see what is happening in València every day. There is so much to choose from!