Valencia travel guide

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You're Going to Love Valencia

Located on Spain's Mediterranean coast, Valencia is a magical city with thousands of years of history, wonderful food, and enough attractions to keep visitors busy.

From the cathedral's Miguelete Tower (which was once part of the Moorish mosque) to the wildly imaginative design of the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia presents a visual feast for history and architecture lovers.

It's a gastronomic center where you can savor the smell and taste of authentic paella. It's part of a great winemaking region too, and you can tour the best vineyards while based in the city. And it's also on the coast. With beautiful, clean city beaches, Valencia allows you to blend a cultural and beach holiday with ease.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Valencia

When to Visit Valencia

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Valencia is a wonderful destination to visit in the fall and spring. Between March and May, and September and early November, the weather is warm or mild, but not too hot. Summertime brings big crowds to attractions in town, and the beaches will be extra packed, so the shoulder seasons are definitely the most enjoyable time to go.

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How to Get to Valencia

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Where to Stay in Valencia

Many of Valencia's best hotels are close to the City of Arts and Sciences, which is handy for families. Good options include Barceló Valencia and Confortel Aqua 4. If you want to be at the heart of the Old Town, the Hotel Vincci Mercat is a modern luxury hotel with a rooftop pool and there are plenty of smaller, family-run places like the Hostal Venecia. The Hotel Neptuno could be perfect for beach lovers, while Tryp Valencia is a handy option if you need to be close to the airport.

Popular Neighborhoods in Valencia

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Ciutat Vella

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Shopping Streets

Valencia's Ciutat Vella is a shopper's dream, with an incredible collection of world-famous chains and local boutiques. Check out El Corte Inglés on Calle de Colon for general goods, wander down Calle de Sorni to boutiques like Valentina's or perfumers like Paco Perfumerías, and certainly find time to duck into the Mercat de Colón. Built in 1916, the market is a masterpiece of modern design and a great place to find jewelry, clothes, food, and artworks. Whatever you want to buy, Ciutat Vella won't disappoint.

Groceries and Other

There are plenty of supermarkets around Valencia, which should be handy for self-catering vacationers. Mercadona and Consum have outlets in most neighborhoods and there is a massive Carrefour on Av. Manuel de Falla. Prices are modest in most places. Expect to pay about EUR2.80 for a gallon of milk and EUR0.40 for a pound of potatoes.

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Where to Eat in Valencia

Dining out is one of the biggest attractions in Valencia, and the choices on offer are impressive. If all you need is a huge bowl of authentically cooked paella, try Casa Carmela or El Canyar. For great seafood by the ocean try L'estimat, and for a true gourmet experience in the Old City, give La Pappardella a try. Expect to pay around EUR10-15 for a main course at most city center restaurants.

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