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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 (true authenticity!) and other delicacies such as clams or tiger nut milk.

Any time is a good time to visit Valencia, although if there is one day that is even more special than the rest, it's 19 March, when they celebrate the famous Fallas by burning gigantic ‘cardboard sculptures’. Its Mediterranean light, mild climate and the bewitching fire make this a city you’ll want to stay in.

 

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 (true authenticity!) and other delicacies such as clams or tiger nut milk.

Any time is a good time to visit Valencia, although if there is one day that is even more special than the rest, it's 19 March, when they celebrate the famous Fallas by burning gigantic ‘cardboard sculptures’. Its Mediterranean light, mild climate and the bewitching fire make this a city you’ll want to stay in.

Information & Facts

Activities

How to explore the city - If you just have two days to visit this Mediterranean city, we recommend a route taking you to some of its most famous sights. Get ready for strolls around the pedestrianised city centre, views of the sea, and the classic paella. You’ll want to enjoy every moment in Valencia.

 

Getting Around

With the València Tourist Card, you travel FREE on the bus, metro and tram, enter the museums and municipal monuments for FREE and enjoy special discounts at the main tourist attractions in Valencia.

 

Language

Spanish

Money

Currency: Euro

Night Life

You have hundreds of options to live the night - The nightlife offer in València is very wide and lasts all year round thanks to the good weather. During the weekend, which is when there is more atmosphere, the hubbub begins after the after-meal and can last until well into the morning because, although the pubs close at 3.30 am, the discos open until 7.30. So if you're looking to party, this is your city (but don't let it get out of hand, please).

Join us on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood route to see which one suits you best!

Carmen neighborhood

In the historic center, El Carmen, is the area with the most bustle. We recommend that you take a place on a terrace in the Plaza del Negrito, El Tossal or Doctor Collado to spend the afternoon with a toast or stroll through its alleys until you find the perfect bar where you can have a little tapas. Other Carmen classics are drinking the Agua de València from Café de las Horas, listening to live jazz at Jimmy Glass or dancing until the blind is drawn on the Radio City dance floor. 

Ruzafa neighborhood

The Ruzafa neighborhood, in L'Eixample, is the most alternative in the city. Here you can mix with the most modern and carefree Valencians dining at restaurants such as Canalla Bistró, Dos Estaciones or Nozomi Sushi Bar. What do you want culture? Explore the interesting alternative cultural circuit of Ruzafa at the Ubik bookstore or the Espai Tactel gallery. And if what you want is to dance, independent sound awaits you in the small neighborhood halls or nightclubs such as Nylon or Play. 

Marina of València

La Marina is an eclectic area and is especially busy during the summer months. The Marina Beach Club, with its pool by the sea, is the place to be seen. The Ice Factory is to have a drink in a more relaxed atmosphere. And if you prefer something more sugary, La 3 awaits you on Avenida del Puerto, a nightclub famous for electronics and independent music. 

City of Arts and Sciences

If you are looking for something more sophisticated, your area is the City of Arts and Sciences. From June to September, L'Umbracle becomes the most festive and beautiful terrace in the city and, if you want to party more, all you have to do is go down to the famous Mya nightclub. Also, in the adjacent streets there are such well-known pubs as 48 and On The Rocks. 

Other Neighborhoods

But the party in Valencia does not end here. Keep visiting the neighborhoods of the city in search of revelry and you will discover that on Thursdays the university atmosphere is divided between Plaza Xúquer, Honduras and El Cedro. Or that the older public (but with the same desire to have a good time) hangs out around Juan Llorens street, Aragón avenue or Cánovas Square.

Shopping

If you like to go shopping, in Valencia you will enjoy. Because in our stores you will find the main international brands but also the proposals of young designers, artisans and the best vintage clothing. 

The historic center is the shopping area par excellence . Culture, avant-garde, tradition and fashion coexist in the streets of Colón, Poeta Querol, Don Juan de Austria, Jorge Juan, Cirilo Amorós, La Paz and its surroundings.

If you are looking for something more alternative , you should stroll through the Carmen and Ruzafa neighborhoods to discover their small shops and workshops at your own pace. In El Carmen we recommend the Tapería Market, a creative, commercial and gastronomic space with ephemeral markets. 

Although if what you want is to take home as a souvenir of Valencian crafts or typical products , the ceramic and bobbin lace stalls in the Round Square are a classic. And if it coincides with your visit, from the second Sunday in May until Corpus Christi, in the Plaza de la Reina next to the Cathedral of València, the traditional L´Escuraeta Market takes place.

Business hours in Valencia.
Generally, stores are open from 10am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday. Although in central or tourist areas, some establishments open on Sundays with somewhat shorter hours, since the opening is usually delayed until 11 or 12 in the morning.

Discounts in Valencia.
Winter season: from January 7 to the end of February.
Summer season: from July 1 to August 31. 
Some establishments carry out specific promotions outside these dates.
 
Buy Tax Free in València.
Travelers with residence outside the European Union can request a VAT refund on purchases made in our country. If you spend more than € 150 in establishments that offer the TAX FREE service, remember to request the PLANET PAYMENT or GLOBAL BLUE check in the store. To request a refund, you can go to the Tourist Information Office on Calle de la Paz. 

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