Things to do in València
Discover the main things to do in València and the touristic areas of the city
Are you going on a getaway and still don't know what are you going to do in València? You won’t get enough of this Mediterranean city, with more than 2,000 years of history, green spaces, various museums, historic buildings, lively squares with terraces to enjoy the sun, not to forget the long sandy beaches... The list is long, but here’s a selection of the essential things you need to do in Valencia.
It begins with a view of the historic centre and its rich artistic heritage. You can see the Holy Grail in the Cathedral; the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la seda), a jewel of civil Gothic; the Central Market, one of the most alive and appetizing in Europe; the ancient Roman ruins in the Almoina Museum, or go up to contemplate an unbeatable panoramic view of the city from the Miguelete or the Torres de Serranos.
Another must see, is the City of Arts and Sciences. We recommend you to combine it with a bike ride along the old course of the River Turia. The Turia Garden crosses the entire city, with the Cabecera Park and Bioparc at one end and the City of Arts and Sciences at the other, and more than eight kilometres of gardens to cover on your walk.
Also, you can’t miss enjoying a good Paella by the beach. Nine kilometres of fine sand and a stone's throw from the centre. The beaches of València are waiting for you! You have the urban beaches of El Cabañal and La Malvarrosa, in the area of Poblados Marítimos, next to the famous neighbourhood of El Cabañal. A little further north continues the beach of Patacona, and to the south follow the beaches of Pinedo, La Devesa and El Saler, in the Natural Park of L'Albufera. All of them have a blue flag, are accessible by public transport and have good restaurants to enjoy the gastronomy of the area.
And if you still have time, there are many things to see in Valencia. The city has more than 30 museums for everyone, from Fine Arts to Lead Soldiers, Science and IVAM. In addition, you must have to try the authentic Valencian horchata or a good hot chocolate with churros. The Colón Market, the Plaza de la Reina or the Plaza de la Virgen have good establishments for this and are also very atmospheric and interesting places to visit in Valencia.
Don't think about it anymore and visit Valencia.