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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
“ City of Arts and Sciences is a cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.”
  • 367 locals recommend
Store
“Impressive building of Modernist style. The food stalls inside are a pleasure for the senses. ”
  • 298 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.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Zoo
“Very easy to find and to access. If you are driving there is a large underground car park on site with lifts direct to the entry level. The zoo is fairly compact and very well laid out and maintained. The onsite restaurant is ok although prices could be a little better - our advice is to eat at around 1330 as by 1400 there is always a queue.”
  • 116 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!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“The best artists from the 20th Century: the modern, contemporary and avant-garde, are shown here. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Veterinarian
“the beginning of Valencia in this old neighborhood . next to the old city . you probably are going to have a great moments in this place knows for good places to have a good moments and drinks.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Beach
“The beach! Beautiful, only 20 minutes by bus from the city center! Take a bike ride down the coast.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Dog Run
“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.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Get away from the touristy city center and head to this trendy neighborhood to find the best cafes and restaurants in Valencia.”
  • 142 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)!”
  • 103 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. ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Beach club with the best view, little expensive but one in while totally awesome! They have also disco session and restaurant ”
  • 94 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
Museum
“The Museu de Belles Arts de València is an art gallery in Valencia, founded in 1913. It houses some 2,000 works, most dating from the 14th–17th centuries, including a Self portrait of Diego Velázquez, a St. John the Baptist by El Greco, Goya's Playing Children, Gonzalo Pérez's Altarpiece of Sts.”
  • 79 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Spanish Restaurant
“One of the oldest places of the zone, an amazing original bodega with all the bodega style decoration. Amazing tapas, huge wine selection! You can't leave without trying this place!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Cute place by the beach side. Has a really nice garden area in the back. The food is quite nice, we only had starter plated but the mains looked amazing. We ordered the nachos and they were very homey. Staff is friendly and approachable. It tends to get busy so i would recommend to make a reservation.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Another excellent spot to take delight in a nice paella dish with a view to the beach. Located on the same promenade as L' Estimat. Booking in advance reccommended.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cafeteria libreria situada en pleno Barrio de Ruzafa// Bar-bookshop located in the neighborhood of Ruzafa”
  • 59 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Bodega La Pascuala is one of those classic places where you can enjoy the typical Valencian esmozaret, an authentic lunch temple.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“ If you wants eat autentical paella valenciana coocked to firewood this is the best restaurant ”
  • 42 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. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

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