Valencia Travel Guide

Valencia Travel Guide And Essential Tourist Information

Welcome to the Valencia Travel Guide  …

Explore the  exciting  city of Valencia!  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

plazadelayuntamientoSightseeing in Valencia

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

Or you can take a ride on a tourist bus from Plaza de la Reina or from one of the many bus stops along the way.

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Valencia Travel Guide

plaza de la reinaDistricts of Valencia

Valencia has many districts and each district has a variety of neighborhoods (barrios) and the following are  the most popular to visit.

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Valencia Travel Guide

barriodelcarmenstreetsValencia Old Town

The old town has an excellent nightlife and is overflowing with pavement cafes, historic buildings, narrow plazadellavirginwinding streets, open air terraces, bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs.

Situated between Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgin in the area known as the Seu-Xerea, is the historic Cathedral of Valencia where the Holy Grail is housed.

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palaudelamusicavalenciaTuriaGardensExplore The Turia Gardens

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

The dried out riverbed  was transformed into the Turia Gardens and is now  popular with joggers, cyclists and those enjoying a stroll. Many top events are also held in the gardens throughout the year.  If you don’t feel liking walking you can take a tour of the gardens on the small train which runs  to the City of Arts and Sciences.

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lumbraclecityofartsvalenciaThe Amazing City of Arts and Sciences

At the end of the Turia Gardens  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 hosts tennis and other sporting events 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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valenciabeach Valencia Beaches

Just a  tram or bus ride from the center of town  is Valencia City Beach

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

With stunning sea views, you can relax and enjoy the local cuisine at one of the lovely restaurants.

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Valencia Travel Guide

valencia beach and portPort, Ferries & Cruise Ships

As well as being a very busy commercial port,  the port of Valencia is the largest port in Spain and 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

 

Valencia Travel Guide ~ Plaza de la VirginGetting To Valencia

The 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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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

bookingWhere To Stay in Valencia ?

There are lots of lovely places to stay in the old town close to all the attractions and restaurants,  near the Turia Garden, the stunning  City of Arts and Sciences and close to the sandy beaches of Valencia.

You can book online with Booking.com and  pay when you get here.


Vacation Planner (Book 1)

For Amazon UK / For Amazon .com / Amazon Australia

kindle books - valenciavacationplannerThis is the first book in a series of books on Valencia designed to help you plan your city break.

As well as information on where to go the ebook contains photos plus two images of maps with links to online interactive maps of Valencia city center and  local restaurants in Valencia.  You will need an Internet connection to access the map.

There are also various links to pages of interest featured on this website.

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

shinlesboutiquehotelroom
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.

valenciabeach
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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