Valencia – third largest city in Spain

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. In the shadow of its more popular neighbours Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is not very popular among tourists but this city has a lot to offer. Whether you want to chill in the refreshing Mediterranean waters or want to enjoy City of Arts & Sciences or just want to stroll down the streets in the old town or Romantic night outs, Valencia literally has it all.

Places to visit in Valencia:

  1. City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 treasures of Spain.

An extremely amazing place to visit. The whole complex looks amazing from the outside. The architectural design is fantastic. With multiple museums, waterways, and outdoor arcades, this place has a lot to offer and can spend the whole day. You can visit museums or just sit and admire the beautiful architecture or attend concerts (Sometimes free concerts on Fridays in summers)

There are restaurants & cafes throughout the complex where you can buy drinks and eat.

The whole place is very spacious and never crowded. It is very relaxing. You can have a nice stroll and unwind. Don’t skip it while you are in Valencia. 

  1. L’Oceanogràfic

An amazing huge oceanarium at the city of arts and sciences with all sorts of sea-born creatures from penguins to manatees and tropical fish to performing dolphins. You can find sharks, Beluga whales, walruses, sea lions, penguins as well.

  1. Valencia Bioparc

Bioparc Valencia is a 10-hectare zoo park. It is owned by the City Council of Valencia and designed and managed by Rainforest. It has a large collection of African fauna.

The park feels like you are in the real environment of these animals. The animals were mixed together in what felt like natural surroundings with plenty of space. They appear to roam free e.g. Giraffe, antelope and cranes in one area. Just glass separates you from these fantastic beasts. There are birds, flamingos, lemurs, gorillas, chimps, zebras and so much more to see.

The park takes animal welfare seriously and is committed to helping and educating about the animals and the environment.

There are enough cafeterias and restaurants with lots of food choices but reasonable value.

  1. Playa de la Malvarrosa

Valencia has the perfect combination of an interesting city and a beautiful beach. This is a massive big beach, one of the best I have seen.

It is very easy to go to the beach in the city centre. Trains number 4, 6 and 8 stop a block away.

The sand is lovely and soft and the beach is really clean with lots of bins to prevent any rubbish ruining this lovely beach. The beach also has wheelchair access which is great to see.

This is the place to be on a hot summer day. There are also some fabulous restaurants nearby where you can enjoy delicious fresh food for a very reasonable price. 

GETTING AROUND

Valencia has both bus and metro which are the best way to travel in the city. You can find the Taxi’s also or rent a bike.

 

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