Valencia Travel Guide

Valencia Travel Guide And Essential Tourist Information

Valencia Travel Guide helps you explore the  exciting  city of Valencia which is a mixture of old and new with a magical old quarter, a futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and wide  sandy beaches.

valencia travel guideGem of the Mediterranean on the east coast of Spain, this top destination is perfect for a city break or  romantic holiday by the sea.

The  year round sunshine and buzzing city make Valencia a popular destination for those who enjoy city life next to the Mediterranean sea.

The city hosts many festivals throughout the year and is a cultural hot spot full of theaters, art galleries and museums.


Valencia Travel Guide

Sightseeing in Valencia

plazadelayuntamientoThe best place to start sightseeing from is Plaza del Ayuntamiento  (Town Hall Square) in the center of town.
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The square is not far from the main line train station which is called Estacion del Norte (North Station).

 


Valencia Travel Guide

Districts of Valencia

plaza de la reinaValencia has many districts and each district has a variety of neighborhoods (barrios).

I started exploring the districts of Valencia over 10 years ago and the following are some of the most central barrios in Valencia.

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Valencia Travel Guide

Valencia Old Town

barriodelcarmenstreetsThe old town is surrounded by pavement cafes, historic buildings, narrow plazadellavirginwinding streets with open air terraces.

There are bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs, and the best nightlife in Valencia.

The area known as the Seu-Xerea is in Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgin, this is where you’ll find the historic Cathedral and the Holy Grail.

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Valencia Travel Guide

Explore The Turia Gardens

palaudelamusicavalenciaTuriaGardensThe floods of 1957 resulted in the Turia river being diverted south of the city.

The park was transformed into the Turia Gardens which is an essential part of the city used by joggers, cyclists and those enjoying a stroll.

This is also where many top events are held throughout the year. There is also a small train which takes you around the gardens to the City of Arts and Sciences.

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Valencia Travel Guide

The Amazing City of Arts and Sciences

lumbraclecityofartsvalenciaAt the end of the Turia Gardens,  within walking distance of the old town (through the park)  is the stunning City of Arts and Sciences.

Designed by Valencian architect  Santiago Calatrava, the  complex houses a science museum, opera house and the largest aquarium in Europe.

agoracityofartsandsciencesvalenciaThe Agora building is where tennis and other sports and events are held throughout the year.

A little further on,  past the complex and just a short bus ride away, is  the port and beach of Valencia.

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Valencia Travel Guide

Valencia Beaches

valenciabeachValencia City Beach is a  15minute tram ride or 20 minute bus ride from the center of town (depending on traffic).

Famous for its wide sandy   beaches, the beautiful Paseo Neptuno is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.

You can relax, enjoy the local cuisine and stunning views.

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Valencia Travel Guide

Port, Ferries & Cruise Ships

valencia beach and portThis is a very busy commercial port and the largest port in Spain. It is also the 5th largest port in Europe.

Cruise ships arrive from all over the world and  ferry ships leave for the nearby Balearic Islands. Not far away is the new marina where the America’s Cup was held.

The Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion tour is designed for cruise ship passengers, with round-trip taxi transfers from the port on request.


Valencia Travel Guide

Getting To Valencia

Valencia Travel Guide ~ Plaza de la VirginThe cities of Madrid and Barcelona are easy to reach by train from the center of the city.

The new bullet train from Madrid only takes 95 minutes to Valencia and Barcelona is just a few hours away.

Plan your travel ahead and take advantage of the many cheap flights and special deals on trains, hotels and other accommodation.

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Valencia Travel Guide

Region & Province of Valencia

subusalicanteThis region of Spain is divided into 3 provinces – Castellon in the north,  Valencia province in the center and the province of Alicante in the south.

As well as being a great place to visit, the city of Alicante is the gateway to popular resorts such as Benidorm, Javea, Calpe and Altea on the Costa Blanca.


Valencia Travel Guide

Where To Stay in Valencia ?

booking You can find hotels and apartments in Valencia and the surrounding areas by using this link to Booking.com.

Book online, then pay when you get here.

Enjoy the lovely city of Valencia!


valencia tourist bus
Discover this lovely city with
one of the local Tourist Buses.

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Choose from a huge selection
of lovely Valencia Hotels.


You are spoilt for choice
with so many Things to Do.

valenciatourism
Find out where the local
Valencia Tourist Office are located.

valencia city
Take a stroll around
the beautiful city of Valencia.

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The city is just a bus or tram
ride from Valencia Beaches.

4 thoughts on “Valencia Travel Guide

  1. Great website! Found the information about hotels particularly useful. Do you have any other sites about Spain?

    Linda

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