Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

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Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

romantic things to do in valenciaKnown as the land of ‘flowers light and love’, Valencia is one of the most romantic cities in Europe.  There are so many great places to stay,  in the old town, close to the City or Arts and Sciences,  the Turia Gardens,  or by the beach.

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Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Visit The Turia Gardens

viewofturiagardensinvalenciaThis is a wonderful place to go for a stroll at any time of the year.

During the summer months the Turia Gardens hosts many open-air events which include Valencia Festival of Films, concerts and the annual open-air cinema.

puente de las flores valenciaThe Puente de los Flores (bridge of flowers) was built in 2002 and  connects the Paseo de la Alameda with  Puente del Mar (another lovely bridge) and the Old Town.

Puente de los Flores  includes a path for cycling, wooden walkway and benches to sit and enjoy the wonderful view  (See  Valencia Bridges), or visit the stunning City of Arts and Sciences at the end of the gardens.

Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Palau de la Musica

img012.bmppalau de la musica valencia Situated in the Turia Gardens  is the beautiful Palau de la Musica (Palace of Music) where a variety of concerts are held including,  classical music, flamenco and popular music.

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Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

palaudellesartesValencia Opera House (Palau de lese Arts Reina Sofia) is a stunning building created by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.

horchatacityofartsandsciencesThe building is part of the amazing City of Arts and Sciences which can be found at the end of the Turia Gardens.


Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Valencia Old Town

Take a romantic horse and carriage ride from Plaza de la Reina around the Old Quarter of the city.

Visit one of the many restaurants or cafes and sample the famous chocolate and churros at Valor cafe.

elsiglohorcharteriahorcharteria santa catalina valencia spainThe Horchateria El Siglo and Horchateria Santa Catalina are two of the oldest horcharterias in Valencia located at the end of Plaza de la Reina.

The locals dunk fartones (similar to long iced buns) into the  healthy drink of horchata which is made from ground ‘chufas’ (tigernuts), water and sugar.

Horchata and fartones are also sold in supermarkets,  patisseries and on stalls throughout the city.

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Central Market (Mercado Central)

In Plaza del Mercado you will find the famous  Mercado Central which stocks an amazing array of fresh produce.

fartones in a patisserie in Valencia

mercadocentralinvalenciaspainStalls are stocked with fresh fruit, salads, vegetables and gastronomic delights with countless varieties of cheeses and tapas bars overflowing with goodies.

You can also get home deliveries.


Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Barrio del Carmen in the Old Town

San Jaume ValenciaBarrio del Carmen (El Carme as it’s locally known), is a very Bohemian area in the Old Town.

During the day you can enjoy wandering around the old streets and enjoy tapas and mussels at one of the local bars such as Bar Pilar .

The San Jaume in Calle Cabelleros has a  terrace where you can enjoy a drink. This is one of the best areas for  nightlife in the old town.

The area attracts a mixed group of people of all ages including artists, tourists and locals. There are many restaurants, bars and clubs. Also some great places to see a live Flamenco show.


Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Beautiful Valencia Beaches

valencia sandy beachesHow to get to Valencia beach from the old town?  If you are not staying by the sea you can take the  No 19 bus from the center of town which will take about 20minutes.

Or you can take the  tram  from Pont de Fusta, reached via the Pont de Fusta bridge. (See Valencia Bridges)

Head for the newly built America’s Port or the beach at Playa de las Arenas.  Whilst there,  feast your eyes on the miles and miles of white sandy beaches then  wine and dine at one of the lovely beach-side restaurants.  In the evening, get to know Valencia on top of one of the  Valencia Tourist Buse or visit one of the popular bars and nightclubs .


Romantic Things To Do In Valencia

Festivals in Valencia

San Dionisio day is the equivalent to St Valentine’s Day and is held every year on 9 October (it’s also the National Day of the region of Valencia).  To celebrate this very romantic day, Valencianos give colored marzipan ‘mocadorades’ to those they love. It’s also a public holiday.

valencia city spainLas Fallas is always held on 19 March and is the time when the city erupts and starts to party. This can last for about  a week.

The annual Valencia July Fair is also a lovely time to visit.  In fact any time of the year is a good time to visit because this is such a  magical city.  If you decide to visit during fiesta time you are sure to have a wonderful time.


Where To Stay?

There are many romantic hotels in Valencia with many located in the Old Town where you have everything on your doorstep.  Others are near the City of Arts and Sciences and Turia Gardens or by the beaches of Valencia.

shi ngles hotel valenciaThe SH Ingles Boutique Hotel is located in an 18th-century palace in the center of Valencia’s old town.

Features include Free WiFi, Restaurant and Bar and hotel café with terrace.



caro hotel valenciaThe luxury 5 star boutique Caro Hotel is  just 200 meters from the Cathedral and a five minute walk from Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza de la Reina.

Features include bar/lounge, Free High-Speed Internet, restaurant, splash pool, room service and suites.


Hotels Near The Turia Gardens

hotel dimar valenciaThe  Hotel Dimar is in a great location next to the fashionable Cánovas Square and close to the Turia Gardens. Great for that early morning jog,  or walk to the City of Arts and Sciences or the old town.  Hotel Dimar is a 15-minute walk to Valencia Cathedral, and  Colon Metro Station is 650 yards away.

Features include a gym and free Wi-Fi, stylish rooms with tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TV.


Hotels Near The Turia Gardens - beatriz ray don jaime valenciaEurostars Rey Don Jaime is centrally located, opposite the Turia Gardens, close to the popular Palau de la Musica (Palace of Music) and the exciting City of Arts and Sciences.

You can take a stroll through the Turia Gardens to the old town (about 20mins) and during the summer there is a free shuttle service to the beach (it takes about 30mins to walk). Features include rooftop swimming pool and free wi-fi in the lobby, restaurant and bar area.


romantic hotels in valenciaThe four star Hotel Neptuno is ideally located directly facing the beach and surrounded by restaurants and bars.

neptunovalencia With direct access to the beach, there is also a beachside bar and terrace. The restaurant offers a range of traditional rice dishes and fresh seafood for dinner.

The Marina Real Juan Carlos I tram stop is just outside the hotel so you have no problem getting to the center of Valencia.

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