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Valencia, Spain

Updated on May 7, 2013
Valencia City
Valencia City | Source

Arriving Valencia

We visited Valencia the second week of our three weeks vacation in North Spain, L' Ampolla.

Valencia is about 2 hours away from the Residence complex we were staying in L' Ampolla. We departed at about 10:00 a.m. arrived Valencia noontime.

We travelled with our own car, we parked in a private parking area and went ahead to the tourist office to get a tourist map guide of the city.

Taking a city tour bus is ideal having a view to all tourist attractions. Our problem was, we had Benda with us, our loving dog. Dogs are not allowed in the tour bus so with the public transportations.

The tourist spots are within and near the city area so a walking tour was just perfect. The day was warm with 33 degrees centigrade sunny weather, in the month of October The shadows of the higher buildings brought us shelter getting rid of the warm sunrays, ideal for our dog.

We stayed two days and one night in Valencia. If you want to spend time swimming in the beautiful beaches of Valencia, visit the interesting places you desire, you have to stay for a week.

Places to Visit in Valencia

Santa Catalina Church and Tower - a belltower located in Placa de Santa Catalina, a famous landmark, entrance to the Old Historical City Quarter of Valencia.

Santa Catalina Church Tower, Valencia, Spain
Santa Catalina Church Tower, Valencia, Spain | Source
Santa Catalina Church Tower, Valencia, Spain
Santa Catalina Church Tower, Valencia, Spain | Source

Cathedral of Valencia(La Seu/Catedral) - oldest Museum of the city where the Holy Chalice of Valencia, the sacred Holy Grail exist, the chalice used by Jesus Christ on his last supper.

Cathedral, Valencia
Cathedral, Valencia | Source
Cathedral, Valencia
Cathedral, Valencia | Source

El Micalet - the bell-tower attached to the Cathedral of Valencia. Climb the 207 steps inside El Micalet and get fantastic views of Valencia.

El Micalet, Valencia, Spain
El Micalet, Valencia, Spain | Source
El Micalet, Valencia, Spain
El Micalet, Valencia, Spain | Source

Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados - Basilica of the Lady of the Forsaken which is the sanctuary of the Little Hunchback (Geperudeta).

basilica de los desamparados valencia, spain
basilica de los desamparados valencia, spain | Source
plaza de la virgin and basilica de virgen de los desamparados, valencia, spain
plaza de la virgin and basilica de virgen de los desamparados, valencia, spain | Source

Plaza de la Reina - the place to hire a horse and carriage.

Coffee drinking in Cafés, bars, restaurants with delicious tapas, paellas and seafood specialities.

Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain
Plaza de la Reina, Valencia, Spain | Source
Coffee shop, Valencia, Spain
Coffee shop, Valencia, Spain | Source

Plaza del Mercado: Lonja de la Seda, Santos Juanes and Mercado Central

Lonja de la Seda - the Silk market is a Gothic civil architecture, a Patrimony of Humanity(UNESCO).

Santos Juanes Church - in baroque style.

Mercado Central - one of the beautiful markets in Spain and one of the largest markets in Europe. It has colorful stained windows and ceramic mosaics. Here are fresh products of cheese, vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, special spanish variety of specialities etc.

santos juanes church valencia, spain
santos juanes church valencia, spain | Source
santos juanes church valencia, spain
santos juanes church valencia, spain | Source
Mercado Central (right side), Santos Juanes Church (left side), Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central (right side), Santos Juanes Church (left side), Valencia, Spain | Source
santos juanes church valencia, spain
santos juanes church valencia, spain | Source
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain | Source
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain | Source
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain | Source
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain | Source
Mercado central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado central, Valencia, Spain | Source
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mercado central, valencia, spain | Source
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain
Mercado Central, Valencia, Spain | Source
Paella pan, store, Valencia, Spain
Paella pan, store, Valencia, Spain | Source

Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart - two gateways were part of the old wall of Valencia. They mark the entrance to the Old Quarter of Valencia. For three hundred years it was used as a prison for the nobility of the area.

Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain
Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain | Source
Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain
Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain | Source
Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain
Torres de Serranos (Serranos Tower) and Torres de Cuart, Valencia, Spain | Source

Bohemian Area of Valencia - in Barrio del Carmen where restaurants, trendy shops and clubs are renovated from old palaces and townhouses.

Calle de Caballeros - narrow streets with restaurants, clubs and bars where artists and tourists can enjoy rooming around.

Nightlife begins at 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

dinner in Valencia, Spain
dinner in Valencia, Spain | Source
dinner in Valencia, Spain
dinner in Valencia, Spain | Source
streets of Valencia center, Spain
streets of Valencia center, Spain | Source
streets of Valencia center, Spain
streets of Valencia center, Spain | Source
Valencia Center, Spain
Valencia Center, Spain | Source
plaza di virgin
plaza di virgin | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source
narrow streets of Valencia, Spain
narrow streets of Valencia, Spain | Source
candy shop, Valencia, Spain
candy shop, Valencia, Spain | Source
little verandas with flowers and plants, Valencia, Spain
little verandas with flowers and plants, Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
streets of Valencia old city, Spain
streets of Valencia old city, Spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
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valencia old city, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
Valencia old city, Spain
Valencia old city, Spain | Source
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain
lots of grafitti in valencia, spain | Source
small garden, Valencia
small garden, Valencia | Source
buildings in Valencia, Spain
buildings in Valencia, Spain | Source
buildings in Valencia, Spain
buildings in Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
Valencia center, Spain
Valencia center, Spain | Source
buildings in Valencia, Spain
buildings in Valencia, Spain | Source
train station Valencia, Spain
train station Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source
arena, Valencia, Spain
arena, Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source

Valencia Beaches - Las Arenas, La Malvarrosa and Alboraya are near the city with white sandy beaches.

The 32nd America’s Cup, the international yact race, in summer 2007 was hosted by Valencia. Visit the house of America's Cup, the team bases.

Also visit the yacht pier and port.

Las Arenas  Beach, Valencia, Spain
Las Arenas Beach, Valencia, Spain | Source
Las Arenas Beach, Valencia, Spain
Las Arenas Beach, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road - restaurant
Formula 1 racing road - restaurant | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain
Formula 1 racing road, Valencia, Spain | Source

La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias - the city of Arts and Sciences Complex.

L'Hemisferic is a Laserium

Planetarium and IMAX cinema

Science Museum (forbidden not to touch)

L' Oceanographic is a giant marine park or aquarium

Palau de les Arts is an Opera House.

The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain - exotic, tropical garden
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain - exotic, tropical garden | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain
L' Oceanographic, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain
The City of Arts and Sciences Complex, Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source
Valencia, Spain
Valencia, Spain | Source

Other Places to Visit

IVAM Valencia Institute of Modern Art - located in Barrio del Carmen.

Jardin Botanico

Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes

Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzales Marti

Museo de Bellas Artes San Pio V

Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital



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      Carolina 5 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for dropping by A.A. Zavala . Sure you will enjoy here, even in the month of October, still very warm to swim and spend time in the beautiful beaches, roaming around the city.

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      Such beautiful pictures! Valencia is a magical place, I hope to visit it someday. Thank you for sharing.

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for dropping by Nicolas.

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      Nicolas 6 years ago

      Great post, I would like to recommend a Restaurant in Spain, Valencia www.la-querencia.com has been the surprise of 2011

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for dropping by leroy64. Valencia is a unique beautiful city. Regards...

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      Brian L. Powell 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Great travel hub.

      The City of Arts and Sciences Complex has the unmistakable architectural style of Santiago Calatrava. I like your photographs of that complex. The graffiti of Valencia seems to be of a higher quality than the graffiti here in Dallas.

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Hello Movie Master! I hope you could visit Valencia. It is a nice city and has everything you will enjoy.

      I visited Barcelona too, Gaudi's works and the Magic Fountain. I wrote a hub about these, glad if you have time to visit.

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi carol, I have never been to Valencia but I visited Barcelona briefly and loved the spanish architecture.

      Wonderful photos, I hope I may get to visit one day, thank you for sharing a wonderful and interesting hub.

      Voting up

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      Carolina 6 years ago from Switzerland

      Thanks for commenting Petra Vlah. Valencia is such a beautiful city where you could adore the contrast of gothic and modern architekture . The city is well developed and organized, a place to discover, relax and enjoy.

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      Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      After discovering Valencia with its incredable beauty and perfect balance between old charm and very modern architecture, with friendly people and impecable cleaness,for me, there is no other city in the world that even comes close.

      Thank you for bringing back memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life

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