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TOP Valencia Attractions

Valencia has many attractions but the most popular by far is the amazing City of Arts and Sciences complex. Located at the end of the Turia Gardens it’s just a short bus ride away from the beach and sea.

TOP Valencia Attractions 

City of Arts and Sciences

valencia city of arts and sciencesPeople come from all over Europe to visit the City of Arts and Sciences.

valenciaaquariumSome of the top attractions include the largest aquarium in Europe.

The  IMAX laser cinema,  Science Museum,  Palau de la Musica,  Palau de les Arts and the latest addition, the Agora building where events such as the annual tennis championships are held.

Valencia City of Arts Full-Day Combined Tickets

valencia toursExplore Valencia’s breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences with a combined full-day ticket to the Principe Felipe Science Museum, L’ Oceanogràfic Sea Life Center and Hemisfèric, according to your preferences. See state-of-the-art architecture and more.

valencia city of artsTouch and feel exhibits to learn scientific facts.  Watch an eccentric scientist demonstrate the principles of electricity.

Learn about climate change, biometrics and more.  See the impressive Hemisferic building, and watch 3D animations

Explore the world’s aquatic ecosystems at L’ Oceanogràfic and see sea lions, penguins, starfish and more.

Book Tickets (currency converter is on the left at the end of the page of the tour).

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Mestalla Stadium (Valencia FC)

valencia fcThe home of Valencia fc is in the center of Valencia at Mestalla Stadium. This is a lovely area of the city just a short walk from the Turia Gardens and City of Arts and Sciences.

Valencia FC is a top Spanish football team alongside Madrid and Barcelona.

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Bioparc Open Air Zoo

bipoarc valencia The Bioparc is a popular place to visit for all the family.

This popular open-air zoo is located in the Cabecera Park in a section of the Turia Gardens .

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Paulau de les Arts (Opera House)

palau del les artes valenciaThe stunning Palau de les Arts (Valencia’s Opera House) is a new attraction in the complex.

The building has the most modern technology and open-air auditoriums for theater, opera and concerts.


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Palau de la Música

Palau de la Musica ValenciaPalau de la Música is located in the Turia Gardens and  opened in Valencia in 1987.  It is considered to be 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.

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

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Mercado Central

This one of the largest fresh produce markets in Europe and one of the most beautiful in Spain.

Mercado Central is very centrally located in the Old Quarter  of Valencia and a great place to do your shopping.


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Cathedral of Valencia

Valencia Attractions Cathedral of ValenciaThe Cathedral of Valencia (Le Seu) is situated in Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen in the center of the Old Quarter of Valencia.  La Seu has the oldest museum in the city which contains the Holy Chalice of Valencia the very sacred Holy Grail.

El Micalet is the bell-tower attached to the Cathedral of Valencia.  If you can climb the 207 steps inside El Micalet, you’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of Valencia.


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Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

Situated next to the Cathedral in Plaza de la Virgen is the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados (Lady of the Forsaken) , Patron Saint of valencia.

Just around the corner, in Plaza de La Almoina,  is the MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO DE LA ALMOINA (La Almoina Archaeological Museum) where you will find the remains of Roman Valencia.

This lovely square is edged with cafés, bars and full of terraces and restaurants.  The best nightlife can be found in the surrounding streets in the trendy area of  Calle Caballeros in Barrio del Carmen.

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Torres de Serranos

torresdeserranosTorres de Serranos is one of two medieval gateways leading to Barrio del Carmen from the other side of the Turia Gardens by way of one of the many lovely bridges in Valencia.  Nearby is the other medieval gate, Torres de Quart.

Another famous landmark in the Old Quarter of Valencia is the beautiful Santa Catalina bell-tower in Placa de Santa Catalina.  If you’re coming from Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the church marks the entrance to the old historical city of Valencia.

elsiglohorcharteria (2)This lovely old church is surrounded by horchaterias which have been here for hundreds of years.

Horchata is a very healthy drink served with fartons (long sticky buns) which the kids will love.

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La Lonja de la Seda

La Lonja ValenciaOpposite Mercado Central is La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange).

This is where the silk merchants of Valencia used to exchange their goods.

A very stunning building with a beautiful interior and pretty little garden with orange trees and a fountain.


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Estaciòn del Norte & Bullring

Estacion del Norte & Valencia Bullring

Just a few minutes from Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the main railway station  Estaciòn del Norte. Opposite the station is Xàtiva Metro Station.

Next to Estaciòn del Norte is the bullring which has a small museum attached to it.

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Valencia Attractions ~ Art Galleries & Museums in Valencia

museo de bellas artes valenciaA must to visit are the wonderful art galleries and museums such as the Museo de Bellas Artes  full of works by Velazquez, Van Dyck, Goya, El Greco and many more.

Valencia is home to the world famous sculptures and porcelain figurines of  Lladro. 

You can visit the workshop and museum just outside town and the shop is  in the center of Valencia.

The Valencia Institute of Modern Art ( IVAM ) is in the trendy area of Barrio del Carmen in the Old Quarter of Valencia. This is one of Spain’s most famous Art Galleries.

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Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti  (National Museum of Ceramics)

Museum of Ceramics Valencia

The Ceramics Museum is in  the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas,  also in the Old Quarter. Thought to have been constructed in the 15th century, in the 18th century, the local sculptor, Hipólito Rovira, added the doorway which as you can see is an amazing work of art.

The palace houses the palace apartments with original furniture, 18th-century carriages and a collection of paintings by Ignacio Pinazo, gold items and magnificent examples of ceramic pieces, mainly from the Region of Valencia.

General admission: 3 €
Reduced admission: € 1.50
Annual card: 25 €

Free entry: Saturday afternoons, Sundays, May 18 (International Museum Day), April 18 (World Heritage Day), October 12 (National Party of Spain) and December 6 (Day of the Spanish Constitution).

Address: Calle Poets Querol, 2
Tel: 96 351 63 92

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