There are many places to visit in Valencia, a city in which centuries-old traditions coexist in harmony with new trends.
Getting lost in the streets and squares of the old town, seeing the magnificent modernist buildings, walking through gardens and parks, climbing high towers, visiting old churches or reaching the futuristic City of Arts, are just some of the many things to do in Valencia.
In addition, if you add to all this a delicious gastronomy of tapas, fish and seafood, in which the stars are the Valencian paella and the horchata with fartons, this city becomes a perfect option to enjoy the most during a weekend .
Based on the experience of our last trip to Valencia for 3 days, we have made this list of 10 essential places to see in Valencia. We start!
1. Square of the Virgin
The Plaza de la Virgen, located on an ancient Roman forum, is the most emblematic square and one of our places to visit in Valencia favorites.
With an impressive center, where the enormous Fountain of Turia predominates, which pays tribute to the Valencian river, it is surrounded by three important buildings: the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Palace of the Generalitat and the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados.
In addition to seeing these buildings, we advise you to sit on one of the terraces to have a drink and enjoy the great atmosphere of the square, something that we are sure, will become one of the unforgettable moments of the trip.
An interesting way to know the history of the city is to book this free tour of Valencia Free! or this more complete one that includes tickets, both with a guide in Spanish.
3. Central Market
Arriving early in the Central Market to travel the more than 300 seats with peace of mind, is one of the best things to do in Valencia.
This market, which took 18 years to build, is one of the great jewels of Valencian modernism in the city where in addition to marveling at the architecture of the building that combines metal and glass, you can buy all kinds of high quality fresh products such as Fish, seafood, meat, fruits and sausages. Due to the quality of its products and its size, this market is considered one of the best in Europe.
Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Map of the places to see in Valencia essential
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