After our first post, that you can check directly here, we suggest you other ideas about what to do in Valencia.

Visit the City of Arts of Sciences

Of course you cannot come to Valencia and miss this amazing piece of architecture. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, world renowned architecture, these conjecture of buildings comprised by: The Hemispheric, The Museum of Principe Felipe, L’Umbracle and The Oceanographic will amaze you and transport you into a futuristic era. It is without a doubt one of Valencia’s most fascinating things to see and the best way to get here is by walking from the center through the Turia Garden.

valencian monuments

Try Some Local Kitchen Specialties

Valencia is famous for its traditional Spanish dish Paella. Since this dish originated from here, in Valencia you will find the best Paella that Spain can offer you. You have a great variety to choose from like Paella with chicken and rabbit, seafood Paella or a vegetable one, no matter which one you choose you won’t be disappointed. As a tip, look for places that display the paella outside so you know you get an authentic one. The center is not a good place to have a delicious Paella as they cook there for tourists and they don’t work that hard on making the richest and most traditional ones. Look for restaurants that have paella as a specialty and let your taste buds be amazed.

paella in valencia

Enjoy a day at the beach

Valencia’s climate allows its habitants to enjoy the beach from early May all the way to the end of October. You have many beaches to choose from and if you are lucky to have personal transport you can enjoy one of Valencia’s surrounding beaches that are less crowded. Even so, a walk on the beach is a must as it is very relaxing and refreshing. You can choose between Malvarrosa beach, Port Saplaya or El Saler.

valencia beach

Go to El Mercado Central

Valencia’s Central Market has been held in the same place since the thirteenth century, and the beautiful stained glass and tile building now standing on the site is an excellent example of the Modernista style of architecture. The Market is divided into sections for different produce like fish, vegetables, meat. It is a very unique place and you get to see the way locals buy their fresh food.  If all you want to do is be mesmerized by one of the best markets in Europe, then you need look no further than the Mercado Central.

central market

La Lonja de la Seda

Last, but not least, on my list you will find La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia, the main monument of the city and a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture.  This architectural masterpiece was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Visitors entering the forest of palm-tree-shaped columns that span its magnificent main hall, are spellbound by its enigmatic carvings, which hold the secrets and mysteries of a society that was just opening itself up to the Renaissance – secrets that still remain hidden to us today.

the lonja in valencia

What to do in Valencia (III): coming soon!

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