34 Things to See and Do in Valencia

Valencia is one of the most beautiful cities of Spain with a rich commercial life and sights and attractions of all kinds. Although Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, it has for years been overlooked by tourists who instead opted capital Madrid or Barcelona big brother to the north. In this article we give you 34 things to see and do in Valencia in Spain.


#1 Visit the City of Arts and Sciences, where you can enjoy the largest aquarium in Europe in the Oceanogràfic, see a movie in 3D Hemisfèric in a concave screen of 900 square meters, stroll the Umbracle and beautiful garden or visit the Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences. And if you like the arts, have a look at the programming of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.

#2 Take a picture in front of the beautiful North Station dating from 1852. The Plaza de Toros is right next door.

#3 Browse the Town Hall Square and admire its most important buildings such as the City Council or the Post Office building.

Plaza de la Reina, Valencia

Plaza de la Reina, Valencia

#4 Strolling through the Plaza de la Reina, one of the most famous in Valencia, where the Cathedral of Valencia and its famous tower “El Miguelete” is.

#5 Climb to the top of the Miguelete (Micalet) and enjoy views of the city, it’s a must on any visit to Valencia.

#6 The Plaza de la Virgen, in the historic center is one of the most beautiful squares in Valencia, well worth a visit.

#7 Attend a meeting of the Court of Waters (Plaza de la Virgen). The oldest existing justice institutions in Europe, is said to be dating back to 960 but is not known exactly. In 2009 it’s was declared intangible cultural heritage.

North Train Station in Valencia

North Train Station in Valencia

#8 Visit quirky Round Square and its market, take the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

#9 Visit the Silk Exchange, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

#10 One of the biggest attractions is the Central Market Valencia, almost 400 small traders selling here every day fresh garden produce and Valencian sea in a beautiful modernist building.

#11 Wander through the streets of the Barrio del Carmen and discover beautiful places.

Central Market Valencia

Central Market Valencia

#12 See the giant Torres de Serrano and Torres de Quart, impressive gates of the ancient wall that surrounded Valencia.

#13 Strolling through the Viveros Gardens (Jardines del Real), the most emblematic garden city for its history and cultural and ecological value.

#14 Shopping in the lively Calle Colon and surrounding areas.

#15 If you’re into shopping you can go to Bonaire, one of the largest business parks in Spain.

Centro Comercial Bonaire

Centro Comercial Bonaire

#16 Make a stop and drink in the Mercado de Colón, an old market converted into a nice area of shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors.


#17 Taking a walk through the old riverbed Turia, 9 kilometers of gardens and parkland.

#18 Relax in the Park Header or if you prefer strolls in boat on the park lake.

#19 Visit Bioparc, a different concept of zoo-immersion.

Bioparc, Valencia

Bioparc, Valencia

#20 If you go with children do not forget to visit the Gulliver Park.

#21 Browse the Gran Vía Marqués del Turia, see its ancient trees and take the opportunity to eat something in one of their restaurant or cafes.

#22 Taking the best horxata with fartons in Alboraya.

#23 Enjoy yourself “del Sol”!! Valencia has 300 days of sunshine a year.

#24 A dip? Take a dip in the Playa de la Malvarrosa is a must!

#25 Take something on the Paseo Marítimo de la Patacona.

Sunset in Albufera, Valencia

Sunset in Albufera, Valencia

#26 Enjoy a magnificent sunset in the Albufera or take a boat ride through the park.

#27 Go for a drink at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I if it is summer, or by Canovas Ruzafa, Aragon or Carmen neighborhood (among others) if it is winter.

#28 Visit the Museo de Bellas Artes, where you can see 42 works by the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla (among others).

#29 Bike tour Valencia (valenbisi). It is a very comfortable city to pedal, you will not find a hill!

Restaurante Submarino Oceanogràfic

Restaurante Submarino Oceanogràfic

#30 Do not leave town without trying a good Paella, arroz a banda, baked rice paddy senyoret, rice negre …

#31 To tour the Mestalla (Valencia CF stadium).

#32 Go to lunch or dinner at El Poblet, and experience Michelin Star Restaurant. See full list of Michelin Restaurants in Spain.

#33 See a play, musical, monologue or ballet at the Olympia Theatre.

Fallas Festival Valencia

Fallas Festival Valencia

#34 ¡Las fallas! Held from 15 to 19 March and could not miss on this list! “La Nit del Foc” is the biggest fireworks display of the Fallas. And you can not leave Valencia without feeling a good Mascletà! Every day from 1 to 19 of March at 14:00 in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Have an idea how to spend great time in Valencia, please share it with rest of us! Leave a comment and let us know about your favorite thing to do in Valencia. Thank you!


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