Things to do in
Valencia

The hometown of paella blends fascinating museums, futuristic architecture, and fantastic seafood.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days to spend in Valencia?

    Allow yourself a minimum of four full days to take in the sights at a leisurely pace, setting aside one for the City of Arts and Sciences and one for the Bioparc. If you're looking for sun, sea, and sand, add another day or even two for Valencia's great beaches. If you arrive during las Fallas in mid-March, you may want to tack on an extra day to experience it.

  • Getting around

    It's easy to get around Valencia by bus, tram and subway. The purchase of the Valencia Tourist Card (VLC) includes free public transportation and admission to public museums and monuments. The city is also bike-friendly, providing plenty of enjoyable places to ride, such as through the 5-mile Turia Park. It stretches from the area near the Bioparc Valencia to the City of Arts and Sciences.

  • Where to stay in Valencia

    Valencia's Old Town (Ciutat Vella) is a popular and central area to be. Russafa is a nice alternative and located in the adjacent district of Eixample. For beach-goers, who'd rather stay closer to the sea, La Malva-Rosa is a nice option, approximately 30 minutes away by metro to the city center (e.g. Colón metro station).

  • Tickets for the City of Arts and Sciences

    You can either purchase tickets for the one place you'd like to visit (Hemisfèric 8€, Oceanogràfic 27.90€, Science Museum 8€), or mix and match with a packaged price. You can book all three for 32€, which includes a 10% discount when booking online. When selecting the Hemisfèric, you'll need to choose one IMAX film session you'd like to watch. You can buy all tickets online for a specific date.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    There is no bad time to visit this city, which never gets too cold. In the summer, though, there are more crowds, while in the winter some attractions offer shortened opening hours. Late spring, before the summer crowds arrive, may be best.

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8,146 reviews

We had a great guide in Sebastian who took us to see the sights in Valencia. We had actually booked the parks tour but he suggested an alternative would give us a better view of the main sights which we took on board & did not regret it! We had good training on the segways & found them easy to use & a fab way to see a lot of the city...much more exciting than walking, biking or on a coach. Would highly recommend!

Brilliant way to get to know the city’s history and also to see what the city is like. Maria was kind and brilliant guide, I’d definitely the bike tour.

it is worth it but when i came there is delayed and we have to wait like for half hour

Collected us on time and tailored the tour to our requirements.

Very interesting for kids and adults also. Recommend