Valencia (València) is one of the most attractive cities for tourists in Spain. This is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The city is the center of the autonomous community of Valencia and the province of the same name. Tourists in Valencia are attracted by a large number of historical attractions, cultural events, warm climate and good beaches.
The city of Valencia is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the eastern part of Spain. The distance from Valencia to Madrid is about 350 kilometers, to Barcelona about 350 kilometers, to Malaga about 600 kilometers.
You can see the location of the city of Valencia on the map of the Mediterranean coast of Spain.
Valencia has a warm Mediterranean climate with short winters and long, hot and dry summers. The average sea temperature is 15-16 ° C (59-61 ° F) during the winter and 26-28 ° C (79-82 ° F) during the summer. The average number of days with precipitation varies from 1 in July to 5 in September and October.
Seasonal temperatures in Valencia.
- January - March: 22°C - day, 5°C - night.
- April - June: 30°C - day, 9°C - night.
- July - September: 32°C - day, 16°C - night.
- October - December: 28°C - day, 5°C - night.
The historical center of the city is located at a distance of about 4.5 - kilometers from the coast and the port. In the central part of the city there are many attractions: the cathedral, the central market, fragments of city fortifications, the Serrans Gate tower, museums.
When planning a trip to Valencia, tourists often wonder where to stay, in the city center or near the beach? If you are interested in attractions, architecture, restaurants and nightlife, then (probably) it will be more convenient for you to live in the central part of the city. You can reach the beach by bus or subway. Beach lovers will surely find a good hotel near the beach.
Places to visit
There are many interesting places for tourists in the ancient city of Valencia. Most of the sights of the old part of the city are located in a relatively small area with a length from north to south and from west to east not more than 1.5 kilometers.
Valencia cathedral. The 13th century church is located in the El Carmen area. 3 entrances to the Cathedral of Catedral de Valencia are built in different styles. It is one of the main attractions of Valencia. Address: Plaça de l'Almoina, 46003 València.
Torres de Serranos. Valencia was surrounded by an urban wall with towers during the middle ages. Torres de Serranos towers were part of the fortification and one of 12 entrances to the city. Address: Plaça dels Furs, s / n, 46003 València.
La Lonja de Seda. Llotja de la Seda is the building of the former Silk Exchange. This gothic-built civil building is one of the city's popular attractions. The buildings were built between 1482 and 1533, which was considered the golden age of Valencia. Address: Carrer de la Llotja, 2, 46001 València.
The central market - Mercado Central. The building of the central market was built between 1915 and 1928. Tourists are impressed by the grandiose size and architecture. On the market you will find local cuisine and local food. Address: Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, 46001 València.
Plaza de Ayuntamiento. Plaza de Ayuntamiento or Town Hall Square is the meeting place for locals and an excellent starting point for tourists who want to explore the city.
City of Arts and Sciences. The City of Arts and Sciences is located on the site where the River Turia previously flowed. Its construction began in 1996 under the project of the architect Santiago Calatrava. This example of modern architecture of Valencia consists of six areas: L'Hemisfèric, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, L'Umbracle, Oceanografic, ElMuseu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe and Ágora.
Beaches in Valencia
Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa are the nearest to the city center beaches in Valencia.
Las Arenas beach is located north of the port of Valencia and is the nearest beach to the city center. It is a nice sandy beach and the most popular beach of the city. The beach has a length of about 1.2 kilometers and a width of 135 meters. There is everything that tourists may need on the beach and next to it.
There are some hotels near this beach, including: Hotel Balneario Las Arenas and Hotel Neptuno.
The distance from this beach to the city center is about 4.5 kilometers. The nearest metro station is Marítim - Serrería.
La Malvarrosa beach is located just north of the Las Areans beach. This superb city beach is located between Alboraya and Calle Acequia de la Cadena places. It has a length of 1 kilometer and an average width of 135 meters. It is wide the beach with fine sand.
The Pinedo Pueblo beach is located south of the port and the Royal Sailing Club of Valencia. The beach has a length about 1.5 kilometers and an average width of 32 meters. The beach has everything tourists need for a comfortable time of leisure. Distance from the beach to the historic city center is about 7.5 kilometers.
How to get to Valencia
The Valencia airport (VLC) is located about 8 kilometers west of the city. It is also known as Manises Airport. You can get from the airport to the city center by bus (the cheapest option), by metro or by taxi.
More information about transport (airport, railway station, port).