New in the city? 2DayLanguages gives you some ideas to know what to do in Valencia.
Enjoy a walk in the Turia Park
Valencia has a unique and amazing feature- Turia Park, a fresh and delightful park with exotic vegetation that runs for 9 km and crosses all the city. The city was built around the Turia river, but because the river was prone to floods, especially a really bad one in 1957, the course of the river was diverted and the soft fertile soil of the riverbed gave life to a beautiful lush garden. This place is wonderful for walks, picnics and sports, a breath of fresh air in the middle of a busy city.
Watch the sunset at Albufera
Albufera, the main portion of Albufera Park, is a fresh water lagoon and estuary located in the Gulf of Valencia coast. Here you can find a great biodiversity of fauna and flora that can be observed all year round. And the sunset is just stunning. Enjoy a ride on the boat or simply sit on the boat dock and enjoy the marvelous sunset with exotic birds and a warm breeze.
Visit the Ceramic Museum
The Ceramic Museum is a must see in Valencia for its beauty and elegance. It is a noble palace, a place that will delight you with its antique style and luxurious rooms, some of which are kept in the original Gothic style of XV century, and others bring you back into the age of salons, orientalism and ballroom dancing. You will find a large collection of ceramics from prehistoric times to Islamic samples and exquisite modern works. The entrance is 2,40 euros, but on Saturday and Sunday afternoon it’s free.
El Barrio del Carmen
This is one of Valencia’s oldest district that grew between Islamic and Christian walls. The medieval buildings and labyrinthine cobbled streets create a beautiful historic atmosphere. Also here you will find many pubs and bars decorated in a unique Valencian style. In this delightful district you will also find lots of street art, very creative and interesting. So don’t miss a walk through El Carmen.
Plaza de la Virgen and the Cathedral Quarter
Once you finish visiting El Carmen, you can walk down the street Caballeros until you reach Plaza de la Virgen, one of Valencia’s most representative places. It holds a lot of history and a magnificent beauty. Here you will also find the Valencia’s Cathedral, Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and the Turia Fountain. During evenings, a lot of locals and tourists gather here to enjoy a drink and socialize.
What to do in Valencia (II)
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