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
People come from all over Europe to visit the City of Arts and Sciences.
Some of the top attractions include the largest aquarium in Europe.
Valencia City of Arts Full-Day Combined Tickets
Explore 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.
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.
Mestalla Stadium (Valencia FC)
Valencia FC is a top Spanish football team alongside Madrid and Barcelona.
Bioparc Open Air Zoo
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 .
Paulau de les Arts (Opera House)
The 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.
Palau de la Música
Palau 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.
Cathedral of Valencia
The 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.
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.
Torres de Serranos
Torres 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.
Horchata is a very healthy drink served with fartons (long sticky buns) which the kids will love.
La Lonja de la Seda
Opposite 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.
Estaciòn del Norte & Bullring
Next to Estaciòn del Norte is the bullring which has a small museum attached to it.
Valencia Attractions ~ Art Galleries & Museums in Valencia
A 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.
Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Marti (National Museum of Ceramics)
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