Rent a bicycle under the guidance of a Dutch guide and discover Valencia by bike. This will take you to places where you normally will not come as quickly. Strangely enough, the historic center is not the main attraction, but this is the drained river bed of Turia. Today this park is used as a meeting place for the inhabitants of Valencia.
A day lazing on the beach, from the port of Valencia a boulevard runs along the beach. A boulevard with restaurants and bars that offer paella's (rice dish with fish / meat / vegetables), mariscos (seafood), but also tapas and other culinary delights.
Valencia has three city beaches, La Malvarrosa, Las Arenas and Patacona.
But if you prefer more rustic beaches, it is a good option to go more south from Valencia to the beach. Around the Albufera Natural Park you will find a number of natural beaches with dunes. These are easily accessible by bicycle. From the L'Oceanografico aquarium there is a direct cycle path to these beaches
Top 10 main attractions:
- Ciudad de las Artes y las Cientas; The city of art and science. A cultural building developed by Calastrava, it is located in the drained Turia River.
- Valencia Cathedral; The Catedral Santa María (La Seu) is the cathedral in the old city center. Next to Valencia Cathedral in Plaza de la Virgen square is El Miguelete, the characteristic bell tower of the Spanish city.
- Mercado Cetral; Covered fresh market in the old center
- Park 'Jardines de Turia'; The 9-kilometer park Jardín del Turia is built in the drained Turia River and the gardens are an important recreation area of the city of Valencia. The park has playgrounds, beautiful fountains, ponds and sports fields.
- L'Oceanogràfic; Is one of the most modern and also the largest sea aquarium in Europe, a highlight for young and old.
- Torres de Serranos; A museum is located in this beautiful 18th century palace of the Marquis. Beautiful Rocco-style like furnished rooms and a beautiful facade.
- Plaza del la Virgen; This is a lively square in the historical and Valencian district 'El Carmen' near the Cathedral. This square is a pleasant meeting place with its many terraces.
- La Lonja de la Seda; 15th century side fair in historic city center, the building is a sight both inside and out.
- Marina Beach Club; is the hotspot of Valencia. Lounging, sunbathing and good food, everything comes together here. during the season, lots of club music and various DJs.
- Historic district "Barrio del Carmen"; Is the old historic working-class area of Valencia. Walking through the old center you will pass by the cathedral, the old city gates and you will visit this neighborhood 'El Carme'.
How to reach Valencia:
From Moraira or Jávea you can easily go to Valencia. By car you drive an hour on the A-7 to Valencia. But by train it is completely relaxed. Enjoy the many orange plantations and landscape along the way. Park your car to Xeraco and take the train from there. You get off in the middle of Valencia.