Valencia city: discover it

Valencia is always a good city for a weekend: good food, museums, culture, and graffiti. Valencia offers 300 days of sun per year with an average temperature of almost 18ºC. The perfect climate to discover the city, while walking under blue skies and stopping now and again at a sunny terrace. A plan is so simple that you’ll love it! Free tour here.

 

The Cathedral 
The Cathedral

BEST OF VALENCIA

  • City Of Arts and Sciences Monuments
  • The Cathedral 
  • La Lonja
  • El Carmen Neighborhood
  • Central Market
  • Turia Garden
  • Colon Market

If you come to València a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences is a must. Work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, several of its buildings have become icons in the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex which can be enjoyed with family or friends, covering around two kilometers of the former riverbed of the River Turia.

You will need tickets to enter the Hemisfèric, the Science Museum, and the Oceanogràfic, and you can buy them separately or combined for the buildings that you would most like to visit. Here for tickets.

 

The City of Arts and Sciences
The City of Arts and Sciences

El Carmen Neighborhood: is situated in the city’s old quarter, the Ciutat Vella, and takes its name from the Carmen Calzado convent, the church, and adjacent square. It is, for all intents and purposes, the authentic historical center of València. Although it was once enclosed by the Muslim wall, it is now the Serranos and Quart Towers that represent the city’s most iconic medieval remains. As visitors pass through these gates, they enter a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets hiding myriad secrets.

The Turia Garden is one of the largest urban parks in Spain. It runs through the city along nine kilometers of green space boasting footpaths, leisure, and sports areas, and romantic spots where you can unwind. From Cabecera Park to the City of Arts and Sciences, the Turia Garden is the perfect place for runners, cyclists, families, and nature enthusiasts. Crossed by 18 bridges full of history, the former riverbed passes by the city’s main museums and monuments on either bank.

 

Colon Market
Colon Market

MURALS

Our itinerary of street art in Valencia begins in Calle Peydro and in the direction of Plaza de la Merced, near Plaza del Ayuntamiento, in this street we can find the famous graffiti of Escif the greatest exponent of street art in Valencia in many circles is known as the Spanish Banksy and another graffiti impact of famous artists. Continuing towards Plaza de la Merced you can encounter a Mural that covers the entire facade of the building.

 

Street art in Valencia
Street art in Valencia

The point of maximum concentration of the Murals in Valencia is the barrio del Carmen, turning and walking through its streets you can be fascinated by its graffiti, take spectacular photos and admire the pure urban art.

One of the most fascinating squares is Plaça de Sant Jaume, where you can find several graffiti of various sizes, some of which cover the entire facade of the buildings. Running into the alleys that start from this square, as el Carrer de Baix and Calle Baja, you will encounter many graffiti in our opinion unmissable. Free tour here.

 

Central Market
Central Market

WHERE TO EAT

A very important point of this article is gastronomy, Valencia is famous for Paella and Horchata, but where can take that? Here are some places:

  • Xanglot (for fideua and arroz)
  • Horchata Santa Catalina
  • Central Bar (inside the Market)
  • Colon market (for tapas)
  • Pelayo gastro Trinquet
  • LaSangu
  • Volem bar
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