Valencia Holiday Guide

Valencia Travel Information

Valencia is Spain's third-largest city and overlooks the majestic Gulf of Valencia, with the rugged mountains situated behind it forming a dramatic backdrop.

The history of Valencia dates back to the Roman period. Roman influences are still prevalent throughout the city, as seen in its rich architecture and monolithic statues. The most dazzling example of this artistic legacy is to be found in the districts of Seu and Xerea, where the marks left by the Romans lie hidden beneath ruins and modern structures.

This dynamic metropolis offers tourists a wide array of interesting sites and noteworthy attractions. Among the top attractions is the mesmerising Lonja (La). This UNESCO World Heritage site is an extraordinary example of Valencian Gothic architecture, while the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas is one of Spain's most stunning palaces.

Valencia Tourist Attractions

Ancient buildings aren't the only thing of interest in Valencia; here you can find many tourist activities, museums, galleries and parks to experience. Shopping enthusiasts will be in a veritable haven at Mercado Central. Recognised as one of Europe's largest markets, this colourful and lively shopping centre is a great place to find that perfect treasure.

Among modern tourist attractions in Valencia is the City of Arts and Science complex which contains a science museum, aquarium and planetarium among other things, all housed in an architecturally interesting centre.

Undoubtedly, one of the reasons that Valencia is a top tourist destination spot is due to its richly verdant landscapes, as well as its mile-long nearby beach. Water sports enthusiasts will find the diving and snorkelling opportunities amazing, as Valencia offer a truly stunning coastline abundant with eye-catching coral reefs.

Stretching just north of the city is Costa del Azahar ('orange blossom coast'). Here, tourists are enchanted by the magnificent display of orange blossoms each spring. This beach resort suburb is also home to an ancient Roman theatre and castle.

Located in the southern part of Valencia is the vibrant port of Torrevieja. Here holiday makers can enjoy the two large natural lagoons which form the well known Salterns of Torrevieja. Other sites that are well worth seeing are the three old bridges: Puente del Real, Puente de la Trinidad and Puente de Serranos, and the old quarter where you can step back in time and see scores of buildings, castles, and museums.

Although Valencia is an extremely safe destination, it is highly recommended that you take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your visit. Travel insurance will give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your vacation safe in the knowledge you will be covered in the case of an accident.