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Things to do in Valencia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Amazing cutting edge architectural creation at the end of Rio de Turia (the big park that surronds the city). It will let you brethlessfor its majesty. Place of culture for the science museum, the aquarium and the great Reina Sofia theatre.”
  • 393 locals recommend
Store
“If you love food, seeing a traditional market in full flow, or even architecture, come to Central Market, one of the largest in Europe. From meats to sweets to olives and oils, fruit and veg to traditional drinks, this market has it all. ”
  • 314 locals recommend
Church
“Housing the original "Holy Grail" and a 207 step climb of the tower to get panoramic city views. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Zoo
“Not usually a fan of zoo's... but the bioparc is committed to sustainability and conservation, as well as education and respect for the environment. A great day out for the kids to feel connected to nature”
  • 132 locals recommend
Aquarium
“They do a dolphin display and it has the largest glass water tunnel in Europe to walk through, directly underneath the massive fish tank, with sharks swimming a few metres from your face!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Museum
“The best artists from the 20th Century: the modern, contemporary and avant-garde, are shown here. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Veterinarian
“oldest part of Valencia. traditional housing. narrow streets. street art. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach! Beautiful, only 20 minutes by bus from the city center! Take a bike ride down the coast.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Dog Run
“It is an important landmark and one of the best preserved monuments of Valencia. Of the ancient city wall, which was pulled down in 1865 on the orders of the provincial governor Cirilio Amorós, only the Serrans Towers, the 15th century Quart Towers, and some other archaeological remains and ruins, such as those of the Jewish Gate (Puerta de los Judíos), have survived. The Torres de Serrans were built in the 14th century, 1392, by Pere Balaguer. It was the main entrance to the city and it was originally built with a defensive function. From 1586 until 1887 the towers were used as a prison for nobles. Las Torres de Serranos o Puerta de Serranos son una de las dos puertas fortificadas de la muralla medieval de Valencia (España) que aún permanecen en pie. El conjunto está formado por dos torres poligonales unidas por un cuerpo central donde se abre la puerta propiamente dicha, con forma de arco de medio punto. Es Bien de Interés Cultural desde 1931”
  • 108 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Ruzafa is a popular neighborhood full of cafes, American-style patisseries, terrace cafes, bars and nightclubs open until the wee hours of the morning, and restaurants serving burgers, Moroccan dishes, or Turkish specialties. The streets are dotted with small art galleries, alternative clothing boutiques, and organic food stores. The Ruzafa market stalls, a brutalist-style building, sell a multitude of local products. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Town Hall square. It is surrounded by really interesting buildings and is located in the new city center of the city. Take a look at Correos building (the post office)!”
  • 100 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Lonja is an emblematic building of the city and one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in July1931 and was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1996.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Party: Its located 20 minutes walking from home. It is a well known electronic party. The place is modern in front of the beach and there are swimming pools inside. There is dress code and tickets start at 15€ depending on the nigth.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Albufera is a lake, you can get there by bus, have the best paella there (there is a restaurant which has the award "best paella in Spain/which means best in the worls ;) ) after paella you can go for a boat "trip" in the lake for watching the sunset (amazig ones ;) )”
  • 103 locals recommend
Market
“lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, gourmet market, shops .... in an emblematic building in the heart of Valencia”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museu de Belles Arts de València is an art gallery in Valencia, founded in 1913. It houses some 2,000 works, most dating from the 14th–17th centuries, including a Self portrait of Diego Velázquez, a St. John the Baptist by El Greco, Goya's Playing Children, Gonzalo Pérez's Altarpiece of Sts.”
  • 80 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Spanish Restaurant
“The food is delicious. The service great. Seasonal means seasonal and it is all as it should be; near perfection. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great coffee shop- restaurant. It is a beach place well decorated with a great food quailty. It is located 13 mins walking from home.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“The taste of valencian paella is very delicious... It's an authentic paella I had.. The staff also very nice in service and helpful... Very good ambience and great place to visit... Like Share”
  • 66 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Ubik Café is a special place that lies at the heart of Bohemian Russafa. With it's eclectic tables and chairs, shelves full of books for sale (all in Spanish), and lively ambience, it's definitely worth checking out. There is also a play area for children. On the menu enjoy the salads and sandwiches. Ask the waiter to recommend a good locally brewed beer.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“The best brunch place in the neighbourhood, enjoy delicious bocadillos or the menú del día ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“ If you wants eat autentical paella valenciana coocked to firewood this is the best restaurant ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“A higher end vegetarian restaurant, this place books up so if you'd like a table, particularly at the weekend, best to book in advance! I highly recommend the gorgonzola croquettes”
  • 46 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Wanna eat real paella? You can't miss Canela restaurant. Make sure you book in advance, it's always busy. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

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