From the golden sands of Playa Las Arenas and the flamboyant Rococo architecture of the Palace of the Marques de Dos Agues to the cobbled, maze-like Old Town, Valencia has a lot to offer. Though it’s often overlooked in favor of Barcelona or Madrid, Valencia has plenty going for it. Located on Spain’s east coast, the 2,000-year-old city boasts wide sandy beaches, striking architecture, a buzzing food scene, and a culture, without the crowds found in other large Spanish cities. It’s the third-largest city in Spain, but the main attractions including the cathedral, the Mercado Central, and the Unesco-listed Lonja de la Seda are walkable around the town center.
A place full of contrasts awaits the visitor with a charming old town next to futuristic buildings. This is Valencia, one of Spain’s most welcoming cities to spend a few days. Beyond the cultural effervescence of its cities, a stroll is always a good idea or bathing at its Mediterranean beaches. Of course, you must try the star dish, paella, and other delicacies Food.
What to visit:
The Silk Exchange
Palau de la Musical auditorium
Valencia Institute of Modern Art
Valencia Regional Government Palace
El Miguelete Tower
City of Arts and Sciences complex