Top Things To Do In Valencia

Top Things To Do In Valencia

Top things to do in Valencia include visiting the Turia Gardens.  The park stretches the length of Valencia like a lovely green ribbon.

Top Things To Do In Valencia ~ Turia GardensIf you don’t feel like walking, you can hire a bike.

agoracityofartsandsciencesvalenciaVisit the amazing City of Arts and Sciences at the end of the  gardens.   It’s one of the top tourist attractions in Valencia.  The gardens separate the Old Quarter from the new city. There are nineteen bridges crossing the Turia Gardens,  most with steps leading down into the gardens.

torresdeserranosThe Torres de Serranos is one of the old gateways leading to Barrio del Carmen in the old part of town (the other is Torres de Quart).

To reach the beach from the old quarter, take the bus from Plaza del Ayuntamiento or cross over the Puente de Serranos (Serranos Bridge) and walk to the metro stop at Pont de Fusta. From here take the overground tram to Las Arenas beach (takes about 15 minutes).

Top Things To Do In Valencia

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Calatrava Bridge

Further down the gardens is the Calatrava (Exposicion) bridge. Shaped like a Spanish comb and known locally as La Peineta (Spanish for comb).

The bridge is close to the beautiful Viveros Gardens (where concerts are often held) and the district of Exposion.

From here you can cross the bridge and access the shops of Calle Colon and the Old Quarter ~ (See Valencia Bridges).

valencia alameda metro stationUnder the bridge is the ultra modern Alameda metro station (entrance via steps in Turia Gardens).

Designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava – hence the name of the bridge.

During the hot summer months a walk through the Turia Gardens is very enjoyable and it’s also one of the best ways to reach the City of Arts and Sciences. 

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

During the 1990s the entire area was regenerated and transformed into a 7 kilometer promenade of flowers, parks, ponds, fountains and sports facilities.

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Museo Belles Arts

The gardens are full of people of all ages jogging, roller-blading, riding bikes (in special lanes) and having fun.

As well as hiring a bike, you can hire a ‘bicycle and carriage for two’ – great if you want to enjoy the park at your leisure.

Throughout the year many fairs, festivals, film festivals and circuses are held in the area from the Bridge of Flowers (Puente de las Flores)  to the  Calatrava Bridge.

The blue topped dome of the the Museo Belles Arts illustrates just how close it is to the Turia Gardens.


pontdelmarvalenciaFrom the Paseo de la Almaeda you can cross lovely bridges, such as Calatrava Bridge, Puente de las Flores or Puente del Mar and visit  El Pla del Remei,  an upmarket area where there are many lovely shops and restaurants.

Porta de la MarThe Puerta de la Mar (Gateway to the Sea) is at the end of Calle Colón,  close to the Turia Gardens.

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Train from City of Arts & Sciences to Turia Gardens

turia train in gardensTake a trip on the the tourist train which leaves from the City of Arts  and Sciences.

It goes through the Turia Gardens to the Museo Bellas Artes then back to the City of Arts and Sciences.

This is definitely one of the top things to do in Valencia and the cost is 5 euros.

Top Things To Do In Valencia

Palau de la Música

Paseo de la Almaeda, 30 – Tel:34 963 375 020.

Palau de la Musica ValenciaPalau de la Música opened in Valencia in 1987 and is considered one of the best concert halls in Europe.

An enormous glass dome covers the entrance and outside, cascading fountains leap up and down into a pool.

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From here you can see the top of Palau de les Artes which is part of the City of Arts & Sciences complex which is a top tourist attraction.

Where To Stay ?

beatriz rey don jaime Eurostars Rey Don Jaime is located opposite the Jardines de Turia  close to the Palau de la Musica and City of Arts and Sciences.  Features include wi-fi and rooftop swimming pool plus complimentary Shuttle Bus to the city beaches.

holidayinnvalenciaHotel Alameda Plaza has a rooftop swimming pool, gym and bar with a plasma TV.  The hotel’s restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, and there are discounts for children. There is also a bar with a plasma TV. 

Express by Holiday InnThe Holiday Inn Express, Ciudad Las Ciencias  is just a few minutes from the City of Arts and Sciences and Palau de la Musica. Nearby is El Saler shopping center full of restaurants, shops and a large supermarket.

Features include free Wi-Fi, seasonal outdoor pool, Bar/Lounge, Business Center and restaurant ~ Read More  >>

hotel dimar valenciaThe Dimar Hotel is also close to the Turia Gardens in a great location next to the fashionable Cánovas Square.

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