Visit the city of Valencia
Valencia is a very beautiful and charming old city which combines tradition and modernity, with a wide variety of architecture, gothic, baroque, modernist and its famous modern architecture. We selected the major sights to see but you can also spend time visiting so many nice places all over the town.
In the historical centre
The Cathedral is primarily Gothic style. The streets of Barrio del Carmen contain buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times. In front of the Central Market, la Lonja de los Mercaderes, built in 1492 to serve as Exchange, is one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. The Central Market (Mercado Central), built in 1928, is a fine example of Modernist architecture. The main railway station Estación Del Norte opened in 1917 has also a modernist style. The National Ceramics Museum - devoted to ceramics with over 5,000 pieces - is housed in a luxury palace that dates from the 15th century and was refurbished in 1740 on rococo style.
The town centre is a must to see with many art galleries and museums. It is the life hub of many of the city's natives.
The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencas) is made up of impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic or the Palau des Arts and stands out because of its avant-garde architecture, designed by the world renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.
The town has also beautiful beaches such as Playa de Malvarossa as well as a very new and modern sea port which hosted the yachting race America's Cup.
Just outside Valencia, the natural park of la Albufeira is not only a place of great ecological interest but is also surrounded by astonishing rice fields.
In addition, Valencia is famous for its very festive nightlife, with good tapas bars, restaurants and clubs, most of them being located in the trendy Barrio del Carmen. Barrio Russafa also has become a trendy district with lots of restaurants.