Explore Valencia ∙ shortlist for traveler

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València bucket list for traveler

Valencia, home to paella and Spain’s third-largest city, is sometimes overlooked and underrated by larger Barcelona. This city will be sure to delight you with striking architecture, delicious food, beautiful parks, and beaches.

Things not to miss in València

  • Enjoy the staggering ensemble of modern and futuristic structures in the City of the Arts and Sciences (La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València).
  • Stroll about the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, to enjoy the distinct environment with over 45,000 animals from 500 different species.
  • In March, take part in the Fiesta de San José with a parade, exhibits, and fireworks.
  • Witness the magnificent 15th-century Gothic La Lonja de Seda castle with a crenellated tower.
  • Transport to Africa to view the animals in barrier-free landscapes of Bioparc València zoo.
  • Spend a day on one of the beaches of Valencia with velvety-soft white sand and crystal-clear waters. 

Eat like a local in València

  • For seafood lovers, locals’ favorite is Bar la Pilareta with a modernist interior, serving Clóchina, Mediterranean mussel.
  • To taste traditional Paella Valenciana, visit L’Estimat with a wide range of rice dishes and not only. 
  • Federal Café is a great place to have sandwiches, chunky cheeps, and brownies for dessert if you have missed fast food.
  • Enjoy traditional Mediterranean food with a modern twist in La Sucursal and pay special attention to Boat Menu with local delicacies. 
  • Find the most satisfying on-the-go food – Bocadillo de Calamares in Bar El Tostadero
  • Visit Radio City cultural hub to have some cocktails, live music, and dances until late.

Where to stay in València

  • 100 meters from Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, Palacio Vallier 5-star hotel is top rated to choose to for luxury stay.
  • With a modern interior and rich exterior Marqués House Hotel 4* Sup is an excellent option for your stay.
  • Situated 2.5 km from Playa de las Arenas, Nest Style Valencia is an affordable and comfortable place to enjoy your vacation.
  • Stay in the heart of Valencia, paying $50 for the cute and neat Rotaret guest house with huge panoramic windows.
  • Save on your stay in Valencia by booking a bed in Cantagua Hostel, a cozy place in the Quatre Carreres district. 
  • Spend your beach holiday in Hostal El Perelló, 250 meters from Perelló beach. 

Valencia hotels map with prices


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