Valencia

Euroventure city guide

Valencia

Euroventure city guide

Everything you need to know about Valencia

Paella comes from the rice fields around Valencia and this is the place to taste the genuine article, sitting by the beach or in the old quarter of El Carmen. A belt of greenery runs uninterrupted along the old riverbed, graced with Sim-City-style futuristic wonders.

Quick facts

  • Where is it? Eastern Spain
  • Language Spanish
  • Population of city 790,000
  • Nearest airport Valencia Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s) Valencia Joaquin Sorolla/Estacio del Nord (trains) and Estacio de Autobuses (bus)
  • Best time to visit? Valencia has a Mediterranean climate with good weather all year round, so best to visit late spring/early summer to avoid the crazy crowds.
  • Budget level? ££
  • Best for Beach, Landmarks, Nightlife, Arty

How long should I go for? 2-4 nights

Top Attractions

Ciutat Vella

Also known as the Old City, this is one of the main districts of Valencia. A mix of old and new, by day explore the countless boutiques and the Central Market; by night the bars and live music of the calle de Caballeros.

Barrio La Seu

The innermost area of Valencia, this is where you’ll find the heart of tourism. Nearby are the grand cathedral, the Plaza de la Virgen and the Plaza de la Reina.

L’Eixample

Considered to be one of the newer neighbourhoods, L’Eixample is nevertheless brimming with designer shops, upmarket restaurants and chic cafes.

Ruzafa

Find yourself in hipster heaven as you stroll the streets of this quirky district. On every colourful street corner you’ll find second hand bookshops, cute bakeries and edgy galleries.

City of Arts and Sciences

This cultural and entertainment complex is made up of 8 buildings, including an opera house, aquarium and science museum.

Torres de Quart

Imagine the old city walls as you gaze up at these immense towers.

Central Market

Browse eclectic stalls in this colourful tiled market hall.

Getting There

Getting there: Most other major Spanish cities are only a few hours away by train, these include Barcelona and Madrid. There are also often buses from most of the major Spanish cities.

Getting Around:

There are plenty of buses and trains connecting different parts of the city, however exploring the city centre is easily done on foot.

Routes

A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Valencia

Spain & Portugal: 3 Weeks

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Spain & Portugal: 4 Weeks

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