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Sightseeing in Valencia

Valencia with its historical city center and its location on the Mediterranean coastline is a real gem of a city in Spain. The city has a well preserved old town center  a newly built part with some of the best modern architecture and nice beaches. For those looking to combine a cultural trip with a more relaxing environment than Valencia is highly recommended.

One of the larger squares of Valencia is the Plaza de Ayuntamiento where the old post office is located. This square is the heart of the city. One of the largest sights in the old part of town is the Cathedral of Valencia. The architecture is typical for Valencia and blends in nicely with the surrounding buildings. There are other sights such as the town hall, the Catalina tower and the medieval Serranos towers which are all worth visiting. All of these are located close together with few modern buildings in between making it nice to stroll through the old center. Another unique structure in Valencia is the Mercado central which is built with some beautiful iron works.

There is a modern look to Valencia which is represented by the city of Arts and Sciences. It consists of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, L'Oceanograpic and El museu de les Sciences Principe Felipe. This place is modern architecture at its best and every building has been designed in a different style but they still mix together well. Amazingly, many of the buildings have a different appearance when viewed from a different angle. This whole park is well worth spending some time in and enjoying modern designs.

It is easy to escape the city on a day trip. For those into history the city ruins of Sagunto or the ld town of Albarracin and Teruel would be the most obvious choice. However, if you are into another beach resort, then consider Benidorm which is almost purpose built for tourist who come to enjoy the Spanish sun and food.

Valencia has its own airport and several budget airlines fly to it. Alternatively, it is well connected to other cities in Spain such as Madrid and Barcelona either by rail or by bus. The city center is small enough to walk everywhere but for places which are a bit further away such as the beach there are buses available. Because it is located on the Mediterranean coast you can visit it basically all year round as even in the winter the temperature is still comfortable, only at night it gets a somewhat chilly. 


Valencia travel photo gallery

 
Church of Santos Juanes.

Church of Santos Juanes.

 



Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

 
Building on the corner of Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Building on the corner of Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

 


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Main street leading to Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Main street leading to Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

 



Building on Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Building on Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

 
Church in Valencia.

Church.

 



Valencia main train station: Estacio del Nord.

Valencia main train station: Estacio del Nord.

 
Union and the Phoenix Espanol building.

Union and the Phoenix Espanol building.

 
Statue of a matador in front of the bullring.

Statue of a matador in front of the bullring.

 



Triumphal arch in Valencia.

Triumphal arch.

 
Mercado Central in Valencia, Spain.

Mercado Central.

 
Statue of Marques de Campo in Valencia.

Statue of Marques de Campo in Valencia.

 
Puente Del Mar (Sea Bridge) crossing the river Turia.

Puente Del Mar (Sea Bridge) crossing the river Turia.

 
Historical building next to a park.

Historical building next to a park.

 
Serranos Towers which used to be part of the city wall.

Serranos Towers which used to be part of the city wall.

 
National ceramics museum in Valencia, Spain.

National ceramics museum.

 
Remarkable doorway of the ceramics museum.

Remarkable doorway of the ceramics museum.

 



Port clock building close to the harbor of Valencia.

Port clock building close to the harbor.

 



Beach front of Valencia, Spain.

Beach front.

 



Building in the city of arts and sciences in Valencia, Spain.

Building in the city of arts and sciences.

 
Sea bridge (Puente del mar) in Valencia, Spain.

Sea bridge (Puente del mar).

 
Heavily decorated facade of Banco de Valencia.

Heavily decorated facade.

 
Fountain in front of an historical building.

Fountain in front of an historical building.

 
Decorated doorway of the national ceramics museum in Valencia.

Decorated doorway of the national ceramics museum.

 
Impressive facade of the national ceramics museum in Valencia, Spain.

Impressive facade of the national ceramics museum.

 
Catalina tower in Valencia, Spain.

Catalina tower.

 
Front of Valencia cathedral.

Front of the cathedral.

 



Small park in front of Valencia cathedral.

Small park in front of the cathedral.

 
Miguelete Tower.

Miguelete Tower.

 



Virgin square with the Turia Fountain and the Cathedral.

Virgin square with the Turia Fountain and the Cathedral.

 
Old buildings on Plaza del Ayuntamiento  (Town hall square).

Old buildings on Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town hall square).

 
Post office on Town hall square in Valencia.

Post office on Town hall square.

 
The city of arts and sciences in Valencia.

The city of arts and sciences.

 
Principe Felipe Science Museum  in the city of arts and sciences.

Principe Felipe Science Museum in the city of arts and sciences.

 
Umbrella park in the city of arts and sciences in Valencia, Spain.

Umbrella park in the city of arts and sciences.

 
Inside the umbrella in the city of arts and sciences.

Inside the umbrella in the city of arts and sciences.

 

L'oceanografic building in the background.

 
Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts in the back and in the front the Museum of science, Principe Felipe in Valencia.

Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts in the back and in the front the Museum of science, Principe Felipe.

 
Old building next to Mercado Central.

Old building next to Mercado Central.

 
Historical building on Town hall square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento).

Historical building on Town hall square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento).

 



Historical building in Valencia.

Historical building.

 



Street with old building in Spanish design.

Street with old building in Spanish design.

 



Old harbor buildings.

Old harbor buildings.

 
Old building in Valencia.

Old building.

 



Palm trees in a street in Valencia.

Palm trees in a street.

   
Street scene with palm trees and typical Spanish architecture.

Street scene with palm trees and typical architecture.