Popular Accommodations in Valencia
Highlights in Valencia
- Torres de Serranos; L'Oceanogràfic Aquarium; Cathedral of Valencia; 38 beaches
Most popular in Valencia
Vacation rentals in Valencia
As the third largest Spanish city after Barcelona and Madrid, Valencia of course also has a wide range of holiday accommodations. This ranges from the modernly furnished apartment with a view of the busy harbour to the family-friendly holiday apartment at Park Jardins del Reial in the heart of the city to the finca on the outskirts. Especially those who are looking for a quietly situated quarter and want to commute easily to the city will be well served with such a vacation rental in districts such as Paterna, Benimamet, Sant Isidre or Capesa. After all, many accommodations also have a garden in the shade of palm trees and pines and a large pool.A paradise for night owls
You can also stay in a holiday apartment on the pulsating promenade La Malva-Rosa, where you will not only enjoy the view of the sea, but also benefit from short distances to restaurants and bars. Night owls, on the other hand, are best off moving into a vacation rental in the districts of La Gran Via, El Pilar or Mestalla, especially as it is not far from Valencia's clubs and discos.
Holidays in Valencia
Travelers and Activities
Valencia offers a wide range of attractions for young and old alike. While history fans can look forward to a detour to the Gothic stock exchange building Lonja de la Seda and to the Torres de Serranos, animal lovers will be able to see the zoo with its natural habitats and glowing eyes. On the other hand, young and old scientists are exploring the "Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciènces" science complex, which is equipped with an aquarium and an IMAX cinema. But the absolute highlight that unites young and old in Valencia are the endless sandy beaches. Especially recommendable are the party beach Playa de Levante and the family-friendly Gran Playa.Enjoy Valencia's regional cuisine
Of course, a side trip to the Spanish kitchen is as much a part of every holiday in Valencia as a day at the beach. The region is particularly famous for the original Valencian paella, which is still prepared in many restaurants over an open fire. You should definitely try the variant with rabbit and giant beans, which clearly differs in taste from the classic variant with fish and seafood (Paella marinera). Also very tasty are the pasta dish "Fideuà", the oven rice with vegetables "Arroz al Horno" and the dessert "Lecke merengada".
The famous "Horchata" is a soft drink made from almond milk that originated in Valencia.
5 Travel Tips for Valencia - Enjoy Sightseeing and Excursions
Explore the beautiful sights of the Spanish metropolis Valencia from your holiday apartment. You can visit the famous Lonja de la Seda silk exchange, which is a UNECO World Heritage Site. In addition to the world-famous Consulado del Mar tower and the impressive columned hall in Gothic style, the charming orange tree courtyard of the Silk Exchange also attracts numerous visitors.2. admire cathedrals from former times
Another tourist attraction is the imposing Cathedral of Valencia, built in the 13th century on the walls of a mosque and rebuilt again and again until the 18th century. You should also visit the 14th century Gothic Torre del Miguelete, which is the city's landmark.3rd City of Arts and Sciences
The City of Arts and Sciences is already an architectural highlight from the outside. It is a cultural and scientific leisure complex consisting of several buildings. Here you will find Europe's largest aquarium, the Oceanogràfic, as well as the Hemisfèric - a digital 3D cinema with a 900 meter long concave screen.4. the millennial quarter of the city
Make sure you walk through the thousand-year-old El Carmen district! It was built between a Muslim and a Christian wall and impresses with its winding alleys and unique medieval buildings. Even today you can enter the imposing palaces with their medieval towers and let yourself be transported back in time.5. the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
The Plaza del Ayuntamiento is also a must not to be missed. The square, in the form of a triangle, impresses with its eclectic architecture, the fountain in the centre and the magnificent flower stands. Here you will also find some of the city's most interesting attractions, such as the Plaza de Toros. The Fallas already mentioned will also take place here in March.
Things to know
In a city like Valencia there is practically always something going on. However, the metropolis is best known for the "Fallas" in March, a festival in which numerous artists in and around Valencia create monumental papier-mâché figures that are solemnly handed over to the flames on the last day of the celebrations. The festival is framed by evening fireworks, traditional costume dances and musical events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The programme also includes the two film festivals "Festival International de Cine Cinema Jove" and "Mostra de Valancia - Cinema del Mediterrani" as well as numerous religious holidays, some of which are celebrated with large processions. The so-called "Semana Santa" in the Holy Week should be mentioned here in particular.Best travel time
Thanks to its mild climate all year round, Valencia is an ideal destination from January to December. While sightseeing is recommended all year round, active holidaymakers should book their vacation rental for the months of May to June and September to November when it is not too hot. The high summer between June and September with an average of up to 10 hours of sunshine and water temperatures around 25 degrees is perfect for a beach holiday.