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Things to do in Valencia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The City of Arts and Sciences is a 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”
  • 376 locals recommend
Store
“A fantastic building hosting an array of stalls - ham, butchers, fruit and veg, fish, etc. etc. This is a must-see in Valencia!”
  • 304 locals recommend
Church
“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.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Zoo
“ Truly amazing!!! The place is not like any other ZOO i have ever visited. The animals seem happy and in their element. Well taken cared of. There are no cages, they have a lot of space...I truly felt like I was in a safari. Great experience! Not to be missed when in Valencia!!! It is definitely worth the visit!”
  • 124 locals recommend
Aquarium
“They do a dolphin display and it has the largest glass water tunnel in Europe to walk through, directly underneath the massive fish tank, with sharks swimming a few metres from your face!”
  • 113 locals recommend
Museum
“The best artists from the 20th Century: the modern, contemporary and avant-garde, are shown here. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Veterinarian
“Cute, old neighbourhood to take a walk during the day and to have a drink at night”
  • 145 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach! Beautiful, only 20 minutes by bus from the city center! Take a bike ride down the coast.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Dog Run
“It is an important landmark and one of the best preserved monuments of Valencia. Of the ancient city wall, which was pulled down in 1865 on the orders of the provincial governor Cirilio Amorós, only the Serrans Towers, the 15th century Quart Towers, and some other archaeological remains and ruins, such as those of the Jewish Gate (Puerta de los Judíos), have survived. The Torres de Serrans were built in the 14th century, 1392, by Pere Balaguer. It was the main entrance to the city and it was originally built with a defensive function. From 1586 until 1887 the towers were used as a prison for nobles. Las Torres de Serranos o Puerta de Serranos son una de las dos puertas fortificadas de la muralla medieval de Valencia (España) que aún permanecen en pie. El conjunto está formado por dos torres poligonales unidas por un cuerpo central donde se abre la puerta propiamente dicha, con forma de arco de medio punto. Es Bien de Interés Cultural desde 1931”
  • 102 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Everything about this area. The food, the shops, the people... go see for yourselves!”
  • 146 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Town Hall square. It is surrounded by really interesting buildings and is located in the new city center of the city. Take a look at Correos building (the post office)!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you’re into gothic architecture, you can’t miss LA LONJA. This building once was one of the most important stock markets ever. It’s the richest and most beautiful civil gothic building in Spain. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“I really had fun at this club! It is a very welcoming place. I arrived in Valencia and was exploring the beach area. I had been thinking I really would like to dance. I heard music that was really good and just walked right in. I love to listen to music and dance outside by the beach. Its so much better than being at an inside club where it gets hot and crowded. I am from Santa Barbara California and I am always saying SB needs a club on the beach like this. I also love how there are speakers all around and above. I am very picky about music and it was really good and a nice sound system!”
  • 93 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Albufera is a lake, you can get there by bus, have the best paella there (there is a restaurant which has the award "best paella in Spain/which means best in the worls ;) ) after paella you can go for a boat "trip" in the lake for watching the sunset (amazig ones ;) )”
  • 102 locals recommend
Market
“lots of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, gourmet market, shops .... in an emblematic building in the heart of Valencia”
  • 88 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“The food is delicious. The service great. Seasonal means seasonal and it is all as it should be; near perfection. ”
  • 110 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Spanish Restaurant
“The food is delicious. The service great. Seasonal means seasonal and it is all as it should be; near perfection. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“fancy place on Patacona beach with a great terrace for breakfast and variety of sandwiches, cakes, juices and shakes Working hours: daily from 8.00-1.30 Price range: 10-15 EUR per pax Address: Passeig Marítim de la Patacona, 11, 46120 Alboraia, València ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“The taste of valencian paella is very delicious... It's an authentic paella I had.. The staff also very nice in service and helpful... Very good ambience and great place to visit... Like Share”
  • 62 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Ubik Café is a special place that lies at the heart of Bohemian Russafa. With it's eclectic tables and chairs, shelves full of books for sale (all in Spanish), and lively ambience, it's definitely worth checking out. There is also a play area for children. On the menu enjoy the salads and sandwiches. Ask the waiter to recommend a good locally brewed beer.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“The best brunch place in the neighbourhood, enjoy delicious bocadillos or the menú del día ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“ If you wants eat autentical paella valenciana coocked to firewood this is the best restaurant ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Mediterranean cuisine, fun, modern and creative. To highlight the boletus croquettes, hummus with arab bread, pistachio salad... Delicious! Open at 13:30-16:00 20:30-23:30”
  • 45 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Wanna eat real paella? You can't miss Canela restaurant. Make sure you book in advance, it's always busy. ”
  • 35 locals recommend

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