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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.


From $69 per night

Next weekend

From $297 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $138 per night
Average weekday price $145 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Valencia, a stunning Spanish city, captivates with its...

June 8, 2023

Valencia, a stunning Spanish city, captivates with its beauty. Gothic and Renaissance architecture adorn its historic center, blending seamlessly with the modern pulse. The Turia River Gardens provide a green oasis, while the City of Arts and Sciences mesmerizes with its futuristic design. Valencia's sandy beaches and vibrant culinary scene complete this enchanting destination.


Valencia is the best choice to spend max.

June 3, 2023

Valencia is the best choice to spend max. 6-7 days. Nice, traditional and at the same time modern city. Museums, exhibitions and also entertainmant programs ,shopping is given. Nice broad streets many green parks nice buldings are there. Modern architecture - is good example how to develop a traditional city into 21th century. In case of rainy weather you can do programs . Marketplace is interesting to provide a good experience how to spend money for fruits and vegetables. Tapas bars , paela are traditional foods drinking good spanish wine to those. We liked so much Valencia , choose good Hotel, and transport facilities nearby it is a good combination.

Klara Hungary

Valencia is filled with history, culture and a laid back...

June 2, 2023

Valencia is filled with history, culture and a laid back vibe which makes is a delightful place to visit. It has the benefit of being on a beautiful beach, while enjoying world class cuisine and UNESCO heritage sites. It's perfect for singles, couples and families - everyone would benefit a visit here.

Tara Canada

Great city.

June 1, 2023

Great city. Downtown is nice. Ciutat de las Arts y las Ciencies is impressive. Oceanografic is awesome. You have as an extra the beaches and good food. Not very much tourist. Great weather. It is a nice stay for tourism and also if you need to go because of business

Francisco Javier
Francisco Javier Spain

We went to go on a cruise from Valencia.

May 31, 2023

We went to go on a cruise from Valencia. After the cruise, we had booked to stay at another condo. We were then told that the owner double booked and wanted us to talk through whats app and stay at another faciity. We had bad experiences with both this host Alfonso and the other host for the second part of our trip and wound up getting a hotel which was a much better experience. We all felt that both hosts tried to scam us. I would be very careful of booking with someone other than a hotel.

Stacey United States of America

Super clean city, full of life and culture.

May 30, 2023

Super clean city, full of life and culture. It is the ideal destination for walking, with a wide range of cultural and gastronomic options. In addition, there is a beach and sea for those who like to enjoy the sun. Public transport is very punctual and has a lot of coverage.

odm16 Portugal

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