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Must-dos in Valencia
If you’re in Valencia, make sure to explore Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. This futuristic district showcases a remarkable collection of buildings dedicated to the arts and sciences. Valencia's pleasant weather makes it an ideal city for biking, and the city is continuously improving its bike-friendly infrastructure. After a cycling excursion, treat yourself to a delicious meal. In Valencia, nothing beats enjoying a plate of traditional paella, as the dish originated in this city. Pair it with Agua de Valencia, an alcoholic beverage made with cava or champagne, orange juice, vodka, and gin, the taste of Valencia. After all, the city is full of orange trees! Additionally, take the time to explore the charming city centre and the historic neighbourhood of El Carmen, and go for a picnic in Turia Park. Shop in the trendy districts of Ruzafa and Colon, witness breathtaking sunsets at Playa de la Malvarossa or Cabanyal and wander through the bustling Mercado Central, one of Europe's largest fresh food markets. If you happen to be in Valencia on June 21st, you're in for a treat as it's party time. People gather on the longest day of the year to collectively plunge into the sea and celebrate the arrival of summer. Another fantastic time to visit is during March when the city celebrates Las Fallas. This traditional festival features vibrant parades, elaborate paper-mâché sculptures, dazzling fireworks, lively music, and city-wide parties.
Must-sees in Valencia
Admire the architecture of Valencia's main cathedral and 'La Lonja de la Seda,' a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite Gothic design. L'Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe, is situated in the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias complex. Take a trip to El Carmen and explore the 'Torre de Quart' for panoramic views of the city centre. Plaza del Ayuntamiento is renowned for its picturesque buildings, close to Plaza de Toros de Valencia, the bullfighting arena. For your Instagram-worthy photos, head to Puente de las Flores, one of the bridges spanning Turia Park and adorned with beautiful flowers. Just outside of Valencia, you'll discover Albufera, a natural park offering enchanting sunsets, boat rides, Spain's largest lagoon, and diverse wildlife.
Did you know…
- Agua de Valencia, the city's typical drink, is mainly consumed by tourists and made from vodka, gin, cava, sugar and orange juice.
- Valencia is among the best cities to live and work in for expats, and was crowned #1 in 2020 and 2023!
- The oranges on the trees on the city streets are not tasty and hang there for decoration.
- The Turia Park is a former riverbed of 9 kilometres and covers the entire city. In total Valencia has 600 hectares of parks and gardens!
- You can find Port Saplaya, a picturesque town, 5 km north of Playa de la Malvarossa. This area is also known as ‘Little Venice’ because of its golden beaches, boats and colourful buildings.