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Resting along the banks of River Turia, right at the centre of Spain's Mediterranean coastline, Valencia is dotted with balmy beaches and tree-lined promenades ideal for leisurely bike rides. Its manicured gardens, intricate architecture and quiet churches give the city a characterful identity.

Valencia's skyline juxtaposes avant-garde designs with the city's old-world charm. You'll find several historical periods coming together here – from the UNESCO-listed Gothic structure of Lonja de la Seda to the futuristic cultural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. Don't miss out on a walk down the winding streets of El Carmen for some glimpses of the city's Arabic and Roman roots.

Azure waters of the Mediterranean wash the golden shores of the Valencia Coast. You can set aside some time on your Valencia trip to enjoy an afternoon siesta at the Malvarrosa Beach or head out to the Albufera Natural Park for stunning sunset views from beaches flanked with rugged vegetation.

This port city is the birthplace of 'paella' – and is therefore ideal for a restaurant-hopping spree to get your fill of this saffron-infused seafood delicacy. The Valencian cuisine holds a soft spot for rice and vegetables, making 'arròs al forn' and 'gazpacho' top favourites among locals and tourists alike. You can pair almost all your meals with 'Agua de Valencia' – a local cocktail made from cava and orange juice.

Tonight

From £58 per night

Next weekend

From £303 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.58
Language Spanish
Average weekend price £99 per night
Average weekday price £102 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

It's an amazing vibrant city, loads of choice to eat,...

24 June 2022

It's an amazing vibrant city, loads of choice to eat, see the historical quarter and the ciudiad of the Arts. The beach was great as where the people and the transport for buses metro and taxis were fab!

Ann Marie
Ann Marie United Kingdom
10

Valencia is fantastic.

24 June 2022

Valencia is fantastic. Friendly and helpful people everywhere. We loved the two Patricia's at IVAM and they were both so helpful and knowledgeable. Take a bow ladies. This art museum was excellent with really good current exhibitions. The park is such an asset to the city and the beach was superb.

Paula
Paula Ireland
10

What a beautiful city, full of history, old and new.

19 June 2022

What a beautiful city, full of history, old and new. Many wonderful sites to see and explore. The total atmosphere experience was outstanding. Easy to get to places either by bus or train, very affordable.

Jeffery
Jeffery United States
10

With the panoramic bus I was able to see the whole city with...

19 June 2022

With the panoramic bus I was able to see the whole city with information about the view we pass. I recommend it! Meals can be found everywhere, especially around the Hotel Turia, where I was staying. Orienteering in the city is extremely easy and hassle-free. I would avoid staying on Saturday and Sunday, because then everything is closed, but is it good to relax ?! That is, I would not avoid anything !?

Doncheva
Doncheva
8.0

It was very clean and the host very nice, attentive and...

17 June 2022

It was very clean and the host very nice, attentive and responsive to requests. Is on the 4th floor so be advice if you traveling with luggage, elders or children. If you bring a car or someone wants to visit you, take in consideration that is a Miracle to find a parking spot. Is more for a couple or a single person, because is a small and the bathroom is very small too.

Mare
Mare
10

Valencia is a lovely city, there are plenty of sights to see...

16 June 2022

Valencia is a lovely city, there are plenty of sights to see both historic and modern. Food is great and reasonably priced with lots of choice to drink and eat. Places worth visiting are - central market, Cathedral & Miguelete tower, Torres del Quart, Faller museum, Turia gardens, Iglesia de St Nicolas de Bari and many more old buildings just great to look at.

Alan Malin
Alan Malin United Kingdom

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