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

Friendly staff and a activity exactly As described- left on time, lasted the 1.5 hours. swim stop for a good 20minutes or more with easy access into water and back onto boat- jumping allowed. Drinks were reasonably priced and sitting on nets comfortable.

We had the best night ever! The food was amazing, the service even better and we absolutely enjoyed the show! A night good spend!

A really enjoyable activity. Even after living on the outskirts of Valencia for 5 years, we saw things we never knew were there.

pleasant boat trip to do in a group not too long a calm sailing rhythm

Amazing experience. Well organised. Enjoyed it very much