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Things To Do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

The city of Valencia, Spain has an estimated population of about 814,208 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the 3rd most populated city in Spain. Valencia offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Valencia, Spain:

1. Bioparc Valencia
Bioparc Valencia is a very unique zoo spread over an area of 25 acres. It provides a chance to see various distinct species of animals. The distance between the animals and the visitors are maintained in a natural way - by using water holes, plants, rocks, etc - rather than cages and glasses like other zoos. An effort has been made to keep the animals in habitats similar to their natural habitats. To watch animals in a natural setting while being so close to them is a great experience. There is a café and a restaurant at the zoo to make your visit more comfortable. Dining at Bioparc is also a very unique experience due to the very unique surroundings around the restaurant and the café.

2. Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia
Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia is an incredible park offering a setting that could be enjoyed in a number of ways. The park is very large and has ample greens that make it suitable for hanging out with family or friends. You can opt to walk, run or just sit there to enjoy the surroundings. There are steps, cross bridges, and more such structures which children enjoy. The park also has a historical significance. The land used to be the main river in the city. When it dried up, it was converted into the park it is today.

3. L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo
L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo is the biggest of the toy soldier museums in the world. The museum uses the miniatures to display the ancient times in a very unique way. At this museum, ancient civilizations are represented; antique furniture can be witnessed; battles get characterized; and, history can be learned. The setting and the miniature soldiers present a lot of information about European and Spanish history. The staff members are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Things to do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Valencia, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

4. Oceanografic
Oceanografic is an aquarium that includes a number of very interesting displays. The underground water tunnels featuring sharks, rays and other huge fishes are very interesting. Seeing all these fishes swimming around you is a great experience. The dolphin show is very attractive. The aquarium is beautiful and has been maintained very nicely.

5. City of the Arts and Sciences
City of the Arts and Sciences was designed by Santiago Calatrava, who also designed the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens. It has five main buildings, all of which are amazing. The five buildings include an Opera house, Imax Theater, Science Museum and the buildings for the aquariums. All of the buildings have great architectural value and offer entertainment of different kinds.

Enjoy Valencia!
Thank you for reading my top 5 list of things to do in Valencia, Spain. Please visit my profile below for more "Top 5 Things To Do" in other cities around the world. If there is anything that you think should be added to any of my top 5 lists, please comment and share your experiences and knowledge. Your opinions are highly welcomed. Thank you.

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    • B. A. Williams profile image

      B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

      Amazing article and I have always been interested in Spain, it seemed like the hot spot to vacation when I was in Denmark. Great writing!

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      Nancy Owens 4 years ago from USA

      Have you been to Tuscany? Not a world traveler, but always wanted to go there and to Australia to play with a kangaroo! :) Thank you for the encouraging words.

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      Bonnie Michelle Durtnall 4 years ago from Guelph, Ontario

      Well written and helpful.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Tony. Sounds like Valencia, Spain is the first place I'd love to visit if given the chance. My greatgrandfather is from Galicia, Spain (my middle name is Galicia) w/ which why I had really fun and great interest reading your hubs. I'd love to visit and see those antiques and things of long ago at the L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo. I can't imagine how lovely and far it can bring us back when we're in there. That's a dream to come true, lol.

      Thank you for writing hubs like these. My votes up beautiful and interesting.:=)-Tonette

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      I have lived in Valencia for 11 years and you have given me information I had no idea about, such as the toy museum.

      I do agree with Escobana that the old city should have been written about, it´s fantastic and full of history. I´m told by many visitors here that Valencia beats Barcelona because of the warmth of the people and the laid back atmosphere and I have to agree. It truly is a great city and well worth the visit. Thank you for your follow, I am about to reciprocate.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Valencia sounds like a fun place to visit. I especially like to visit their unique zoo. Great travel hub.

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      Escobana 4 years ago from Valencia

      Of course I had to read your Hub about Valencia. It's well written though I would never put Bio Parc at number one even though it's worth the visit.

      The toy soldier museum is a place at practically 5 minutes from my house, which I will now pay a visit finally after all those years and amongst the top 5 I would include the historical center of Valencia.

      The old river Turia is a park I drive through on my bicycle when I show tourists around and they always fall in love with it. Where's the first picture taken in Valencia? Beautiful view!

      Happy to follow a traveler like you:-)