When to visit

The climate is seasonal with a mild summer (Jun–Aug) and cold weather Nov–Mar. The city is a year-round destination, but receives most of its visitors May–Nov. Smaka På Stockholm (May-Jun) is an outdoors food-and-drink festival held in the Kungsträdgården park. The Stockholms Kulturfestival (Aug) encompasses music, dance, theater and more. The Stockholm Jazz Fest (Oct) includes a series of outdoor concerts. Ending the year, the Nobel Prize (Dec) is a prestigious set of awards, running since 1901.

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Top spots

1- Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

About: The City of Arts and Sciences 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.

Address: Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València, Spain

2- L’Oceanogràfic

About: L’Oceanogràfic 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.

Address: Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències, Carrer d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B, 46013 Valencia, Spain

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm

3- La Lonja de la Seda

About: The Llotja de la Seda is a late Valencian Gothic-style civil building in Valencia, Spain. It is a principal tourist attraction in the city.

Address: Carrer de la Llotja, 2, 46001 València, Spain

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from  9.30am to 7pm

4- The Central Market of Valencia

About: 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.

Address: Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, s/n, 46001 València, Spain

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from 7am to 3am , Sunday closed

5- Valencia Cathedral

About: The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia, alternatively known as Saint Mary’s Cathedral or Valencia Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic parish church in Valencia, Spain.

Address: Plaça de l’Almoina, s/n, 46003 València, Spain

6- Valencia Bioparc

About: Bioparc Valencia is a 10-hectare zoo park in Valencia, Spain. It is owned by the City Council of Valencia and designed and managed by Rainforest. It has a large collection of African fauna.

Address: Av. Pío Baroja, 3, 46015 València, Spain

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from 10am to 6pm

7- Torres de Serranos

About: The Serrans Gate or Serranos Gate, also known as Serrans Towers or Serranos Towers is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall, the Christian Wall, of the city of Valencia, Spain. It was built in Valencian Gothic style at the end of the 14th century.

Address: Plaça dels Furs, s/n, 46003 València, Spain

Opening hours: From Wednesday to Tuesday from 9.30am to 7pm

8- Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

About: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It opened on 8 October 2005; its first opera staging was of Beethoven’s Fidelio on 25 October 2006

Address: Av. del Professor López Piñero, 1, 46013 València, Spain

9- Playa de la Malvarrosa

10- Albufera

About:The Albufera, or L’Albufera de València, is a freshwater lagoon and estuary on the Gulf of Valencia coast of the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. It is the main portion of the Parc Natural de l’Albufera de València, with a surface area of 21,120 hectares.

Address: mata de l’antina,, Valencia, Spain

Need to know

Valencia’s retail scene features hip boutiques and traditional craft stores selling wicker and leather goods. You’ll also find venerable food markets and modern malls. Many visitors buy Valencian olive oil and sweet mistela wine as gifts and souvenirs.
Smaller independent stores are usually open from 10 AM to 2 PM and 5 to 8 PM, and are closed on Sunday. Most chain stores and malls are open between 10 AM and 10 PM, 7 days a week.

Currency: Euro

Transportation

From & to Valencia Airport: Valencia Airport (VLC), also known as Aeropuerto de Manises, is about 10 km from the city center. The quickest and easiest way into town is by taxi or ride service. The metro is also very efficient, and a good way to beat traffic at peak times. Buses are budget-friendly, but the ride takes a bit longer and there’s no service on Sunday or public holidays

 Taxi: There’s a clearly signposted taxi stand outside Arrivals. Taxis are metered, and the fare to most central destinations is €20–€25. The ride takes 15–25 minutes, depending on traffic. Companies serving the airport include:
– Radio Taxi (+34 963-703-333)
– Direct Taxi Valencia (+34 960-077-705)
– Taxi Valencia (+34 661-719-393)

Public Transport: The metro (a mix of subway and overground light-rail lines) and buses make up Valencia’s comprehensive public transport network. Both transit modes share the same zone system, with Zone A covering all of the city’s central neighborhoods and attractions.

Bus: EMT Valencia(+34 963-158-515), also known as Bus Valencia, has routes covering the city and suburbs. Buses run roughly every 15 minutes from about 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Monday–Saturday, with reduced service on Sunday. Bus 19 is a popular route that can take you from the city hall at Ajuntament de València to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias complex and onward to the beach.
You can buy one-way tickets in cash from the driver as you board, paying €1.50 (children under 6 ride free). Exact change is preferred and drivers won’t accept anything larger than a €10 bill. If you’re using a pass or smart card, you need to validate each ride by swiping it through the onboard electronic reader

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