Valencia City Spain

Valencia City Spain ~ Gem of the Med!

Valencia City Spain is trendy, fashionable and oozing with culture .  Valencia is the capital of the province of Valencia and also the capital of the region of Valencia.

Valencia City Spain

plazadelavirgincafesThe center of the city is shaped like an egg. It is surroounded by  two beautiful tree-lined avenues and the lovely Turia Gardens.

valencia city spainThe historical  old town (Ciutat Vella) is not very large so easy to explore on foot.  Gothic, baroque and modernist monuments line the streets of the old quarter.

Barrio del Carmen  is overflowing with bars, clubs and restaurants and easy to reach from Plaza de la Virgin.

Valencia City Spain 

Top Squares To Visit ~ Plaza del Ayuntamiento

plaza del ayuntamientoJust a few minutes walk from Estación del Norte (Estació del Nord – North Station),  is the lovely Plaza del Ayuntamiento surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotels.

Not far away is the old historical town and the up-market shopping area of Calle Colón  where some of the best shops are located.

Top Squares To Visit ~ Plaza de la Reina

From Plaza del Ayuntamineto  it  takes  approximately 10 minutes to walk to Plaza de la Reina,  Plaza de la Virgin and Barrio del Carmen.

plaza de la reinaThe stunning Cathedral of Valencia is situated half in Plaza de la Reina and half in Plaza de la Virgin and well worth a visit.

You can take the tourist bus  from Plaza del la Reina and get to know the city from on top of a bus.

Valencia Walks in the Old Town & Center of Valencia

Valencia_WalksFor each walk there is a link to an interactive map which can be used if you have Internet or WiFi access.

With step-by-step guidance for the three walks, plus information,  photos, places of interest and ideas where to  eat.

All three walks start from Plaza de la Reina.

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Valencia City Spain

The Turia Gardens & City of Arts & Sciences

TuriaGardensThe Turia Gardens are the gem of Valencia loved by tourists and locals alike.

cityofartsandsciencestourgetyourguideYou can walk  through the gardens  to the amazing City of Arts and Sciences, a top tourist attraction in Valencia.


Valencia City Spain

University Area ~ Avenida Blasco Ibáñez

Avenida Blasco Ibáñez is named after the novelist Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and stretches from  the Exposicion neighborhood to the old maritime fishing district of Cabanyal.

As well as being the longest street in Valencia, this is also where the city universities are located and where you will find many blocks of apartments, pubs and clubs.   If you enjoy listening to indie and rock music this area is a must to visit.

There were plans to extend the street to the beach (just like  Rambla in Barcelona)  but as this would entail demolishing lots of the old fishermans houses in Cabanyal, it has met with a lot of local opposition.


Valencia City Spain Beaches

valenciabeachValencia has miles of wide sandy beaches, a very large port and a marina.

The city beaches of Las Arenas, Cabanyal and Malvarrosa are easy to reach by bus  from the center of town.  And if you take the tram from Pont de Fusta (opposite Torres de Serranos, close to Barrio del Carmen ) you will reach the beach in about 15 minutes (by bus it takes about 20 – 30 minutes).


Valencia City Spain Port

balearic islands ferryThe America’s Cup marina is close to the port of Valencia and just over 2 miles to  Valencia town center.

Valencia port is the largest in Spain with many ferries leaving for the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

This is also a starting point for many Mediterranean Cruises.

Getting from the Port of Valencia …

valenciaportTake the shuttle bus or tram to Serreria station and from there take the metro (line 5) to Colón or Xátiva.

The Xátiva metro is opposite Estació del Nord (Estacion del Norte) so you just have to cross over the road.

Just a few minutes walk away is Plaza del Ayumtamiento (Town Hall Square).


Valencia City Spain

paellavalencianaValencia is the birthplace of paella and the city bars and restaurants offer mouth-watering cuisine.

Just 12kms from the center of town is the beautiful nature reserve and freshwater lagoon of l’Albufera.

 


Where To Stay in Valencia ?

booking There are many lovely hotels in the old town or near the Turia Garden and the stunning  City of Arts and Sciences – you can also stay close to the beautiful sandy beaches of Valencia.

Booking.com have a huge variety of hotels, B&Bs, apartments and villas to choose from with many lovely hotels, apartments and villas in the city and surrounding areas of Valencia  –  just book online and pay when you get here.

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