Essential Tour Guide Through Historical Riches of Valencia

May 09, 2019
Jess

The Mediterranean gem never ceases to amaze with its ever glowing energy that attracts beautiful young people (and all those who feel alike), to the place full of party euphoria and historic landmarks. Regardless of the reason for your travel, some places that you will come along will demand from you to stay a bit longer and admire their beauty.

Things that you can do to have fun in Valencia are more or less countless but If you are looking for an adventure through Valencia’s rich historic past and architectural heritage, you will have to start your journey in the old part of the city bounded by the towers of Serranos and the towers of Quart. In the Plaza de la Reina stands the Cathedral of Valencia, which houses the Holy Place that the Aragonese tradition identifies as the Holy Grail which needs to be the start point of your adventure…

An Adventure That Breaths with Colonial Glory

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Without moving from the square we find the Miguelete tower, another of the must-see sites in Valencia and the visual emblem of the city. Climb its 207 steps and enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Valencia. An innumerable amount of reviews from Valencias unforgettable stag do weekends show us that this is the best spot for the perfect Instagram snap.

Other of the obligatory stops in the historic center of the city is the Lonja de la Seda, the Mercado Central, and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where the famous “mascletàs” during Las Fallas are shot.  Previously mentioned, the beautiful Lonja de la Seda is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and without a doubt, it is a “must” that every visitor has to see. It is located in the “Barri del Mercat” and is a true architectural jewel of European civil Gothic.

No doubt the Lonja de la Seda is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city and you must fall in love with its wonderful orange tree patio that is inside. Albufera Natural Park is also one of the most popular places to see in Valencia. It is a 25 km2 coastal lagoon surrounded by 223 km2 of rice fields. Its town, El Palmar, is famous for its restaurants, where you can taste the best paellas of Valencia and all kinds of rice dishes.

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Together with the Albufera, the City of Arts and Sciences has become another key reference of all those in Valencia. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the complex offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities.

Do not miss the Oceanographic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Umbracle (a landscaped promenade with underground parking) or the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum. You will also find a wide range of leisure activities in Las Arenas and Malvarrosa, the two urban beaches of Valencia. A walk on the beach, playing a game of beach volleyball or go fishing, are some of the things to do in Valencia during the day.

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At night, the fun is concentrated in the multicultural neighborhood of Russafa, Plaza de Xúquer, and Barrio del Carmen.  Still, do not know what to do in Valencia when you arrive? Guide yourself to the experiences shared by online communities and discover more things that might be to your taste. Needless to say that football fans have to pay a visit to Mestalla Stadium, to witness first hand the pride of Valencian sport.