Valencia officially València, is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 acres); this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is ranked at Gamma+ in the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

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Most popular places to visit in Valencia are:

Albufera Natural Park

The Albufera Natural Park, is a lake coast located 12 kilometers south of the City of Valencia, between Horta de Valencia and north of the two Ribera (Alta and Baixa). It is the most important humid zone in the Valencian Country. It's origin is located 6,000 years ago, and forms a pasture that stretches about 27 kilometers between the mouth of the Turia and the mountain of Cullera.

It was declared a natural park by the Valencian government on July 23 of 1986. The natural park comprises the system formedby the lagoon itself, its humid surroundings, and the coastal cord (meadow of Saler) adjacent to both.

Address: mata de l'antina, 46012 Valencia

Reach: Bus 25 (Embarcador de l'Albufera (I))

Entrance Fee: Free

Central Market

Central Market also known as Mercado Central or Mercat Central, is a public market located in across from the Llotja de la Seda and the church of the Juanes in central Valencia, Spain. It is one of the main works of the Valencian Art Nouveau. The Central Market of Valencia is one of the largest in Europe, covers more than 8,000 square metres, over two floors, with a predominantly Valencian Art Nouveau style.

The beauty of the building stands out especially on account of the light that enters through the roof at various points, and through coloured window panels.

AddressPlaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, s/n, 46001 València


         Metro: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 (Àngel Guimerà)
         Bus: 7, 27, 73 (Mercat Central - Llotja)
         Bus: 60, 62 (Editor Manuel Aguilar - Av. de l'Oest)

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 7:00 -15:00

Sun: Closed

Ceramics Museum

The Ceramics Museum also known as National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts 'González Martí' or Museo Nacional de Cerámica y de las Artes Suntuarias González Martí, is a museum dedicated to ceramics (with special
importance to Valencian ceramics), porcelains and other decorative arts such as textile art, traditional costumes and furniture.

Housed in the Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas, it was founded on 7 February 1947, from the donation of Manuel González Martí's ceramics collection. Seven years later, once the restoration of the palace was completed, the museum opened to the public on 18 June 1954.

AddressCarrer del Poeta Querol 2, 46002 València


Metro: 0, 3, 5, 7, 9(Colón)

         Bus: 6, 26, 31 (Marqués de Dosaigües - Pau)

Opening Hours:

         Tue - Sat: 10:00 - 14:00 || 16:00 - 20:00
         Sun and holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
         Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee:

          Adults: 3 €
          Students (between 18 and 25 years): Free
          Children and Youth (under 18 years): Free

Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir

The Church of San Nicolás and San Pedro Mártir in Valencia, is a parish church located on Calle Caballeros nº 35, in the historic center, specifically between the neighborhoods of La Seu, El Carme and El Mercat.

It is one of the best examples of coexistence of a building of Gothic structure of the fifteenth century with a spectacular
baroque decoration of the seventeenth century. After its restoration in 2016 it is popularly known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel. It has its usual worship schedule and also a schedule for tourist or cultural visits.

AddressCarrer dels Cavallers, 35, 46001 València


          Metro: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 (Àngel Guimerà)
          Bus: 73 (Carda - Moro Zeit)
          Bus: 4, 8, 9, 11, 16, 28, 70, 71 (Reina)

Opening Hours:

          October - June: Tue - Fri: 10:30 - 19:30
                                        Sat: 10:30 - 18:30
                                        Sun: 13:00 - 20:00
                                        Mon: Closed
          July - September: Tue - Fri: 10:30 - 19:00
                                            Sat: 10:30 - 17:30
                                            Sun: 11:30 - 21:00
                                            Mon: Closed

Note: On Mondays, the tourist visit is not allowed, it only opens to the cult.

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 6 

Children (under 12 years): Free

City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences also known as Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, 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.

The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project began the first stages of construction in July 1996, and was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfèric.

AddressAv. del Professor López Piñero 7, 46013 València


          Bus: 13, 15, 25, 95 (Professor López Piñero (par) - Institut Obrer de València)
          Bus: 15, 25, 35, 95, N9 (Professor López Piñero - Museu de les Ciències)

El Saler Beach

El Saler beach is one of the top quality beaches in Valencia, Spain. It is located just at the southern end of the city, about half an hour from the centre. It's most prominent features include white, fine sand and large natural dunes. Enjoy the clean, blue water and the fresh sea-breeze. El Saler is located in a beautiful natural setting, south of Pinedo beach, north of Devesa beach and west of Albufera Natural Park.

This large area of 2.6 kilometres of fine, golden sand is protected from the western wind by dunes and by a large expanse
of pines, making it one of the most popular beaches in Valencia.

Address: El Saler, 46012 València


          Bus: 107 (El Saler)
          Bus: 190A, 190C (Playa El Saler)
          Bus: 190A, 190C (Avda. Del Pinar)
          Bus: 25 (Pinars (par) - El Saler)

Llotja de la Seda

The Llotja de la Seda also known as Silk Exchange, is a late Valencian Gothic-style civil building in Valencia, Spain. It is a principal tourist attraction in the city. During subsequent centuries, La Lonja functioned as a silk exchange. The honesty of its traders is honored by the inscription that runs around the main contract hall.

The UNESCO considered it as a World Heritage Site in 1996 since 'the site is of outstanding universal value as it is a wholly exceptional example of a secular building in late Gothic style, which dramatically illustrates the power and wealth of one of the great Mediterranean mercantile cities.'

AddressCarrer de la Llotja 2, 46001 València


          Metro: 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 (Àngel Guimerà)
          Metro: 0, 3, 5, 7, 9 (Colón)
          Metro: 3, 5, 9 (Xàtiva)
          Bus: 4, 8, 9, 11, 16, 28, 70, 71 (Reina)

Opening Hours:

          Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 19:00
          Sun and Holidays: 10:00 - 14:00

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 2 

Children (under 12 years): Free


L'Oceanogràfic also known as El Oceanográfico or Oceanographic, is an oceanarium situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented. It was designed by the architect Félix Candela and the structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro.

The Oceanographic is the largest complex of its type in Europe, with a surface of 110,000 square metres (1,200,000 sq ft) and a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres (11,000,000 US gal). This includes a 26,000,000-litre (6,900,000 US gal) dolphinarium and a 7,000,000-litre (1,800,000 US gal) ocean tank with sharks, rays and other fish.

AddressCarrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B, 46013 Valencia


          Bus: 15, 95 (Eduardo Primo Yúfera - Oceanogràfic)
          Bus: 99 (Actor Antoni Ferrandis (Impar) - Centre Comercial)

Opening Hours:

          Low Season: Sun - Fri: 10:00 - 18:00
                                  Sat: 10:00 - 20:00
          Mid Season: Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 20:00
          High Season: Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 00:00

Entrance Fee:

Adults: 30.70 

Children (4-12 years): 22.90 

Micalet Tower

The Micalet tower is the bell tower of the cathedral of Valencia. It is also known as El Miguelete or Torre del Micalet in Valencian. The construction of the tower starts in 1381 and ends in 1429. Due to its complexity and long years of construction, it was directed successively by several construction masters; being the first Andrés Juliá, from 1381. Others were José Franch (1396), Pedro Balaguer (1414, builder of the Torres de Serranos); to Martín Llobet(1425), the last of the architects who took part in the construction.

AddressPlaça de la Reina, s/n, 46001 València


          Metro: 0, 3, 5, 7, 9 (Colón)
          Bus: 4, 8, 9, 11, 16, 28, 70, 71 (Reina)

Opening Hours:

          April - October: Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 19:30
          November - March: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:30
                                               Sat: 10:00 - 19:00
                                               Sun: 10:00 - 13:00 || 17:30 - 19:00

Valencia Bioparc

Bioparc Valencia is a 10-hectare (25-acre) zoo park in Valencia, Spain. It is owned by the City Council of Valencia and designed and managed by Rainforest (a private Spanish company devoted to building and managing zoos). It has a large collection of African fauna.Located in Valencia's Turia riverbed, most of the animals moved to the new Bioparc
facilities from the old city's zoo when the park opened in 2008.

Address:Av. Pío Baroja, 3, 46015 València