Hello! I want to share some sightseeing tips of a city that surprised me a lot. I went to Valencia in 2007, only because we found cheap flight tickets. I had never thought of Valencia before and didn’t really know what to expect. And honestly, I don’t remember where we stayed so unfortunately I can not advice you about hotels.
Valencia is an amazing city, so beautiful and with a mix of historical buildings and modern ones. It is a bit like other European cities but in the same way it’s not. It has a special character and I think anyone who would go would love it.
L’Oceanográfic // This is an ocenearium with a lot of funny looking marine habitats and birds and reptiles living in tropical conditions. There are arctic species, sharks, dolphins and many other kinds. It was actually fun going here so don’t think it’s only for kids, you should make a visit.
Mercado Central // You like food? Then this is the perfect place for you. We actually just took a walk and ended up in this place. It’s an indoor market with plenty of food but it’s mostly if you wanna cook yourself. There are some places selling meals to eat and some cafés as well. I remember eating a croissant with ham, cheese and some vegetables and it was so good (obviously since I still remember it 9 years later haha).
Antiguo Cauce del Rio Turia // Aw this park!! You haaavveeee to take a walk here. This is also a place we just ended up at. And it has some art, some fruit trees, water, flowers.. yeah everything. It’s very beautiful and it’s just lovely to take a stroll there.
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias // I don’t really know what this is but it’s on the end of the park and it’s just beautiful buildings. Could be a museum of some kind but we never went it. We just enjoyed the scenery. Worth a visit even if you don’t enter!
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias
La Indiana // Not exactly sightseeing, it’s actually a nightclub but I have to mention it. You need to go there because it has an aquarium inside and if you go to the restroom you’ll sit there and watch the fish haha!
Oh and something else we did there… We went to a circus!! It’s in a very old, beautiful building and it’s very nice to watch! It was located in the center of Valencia where also the good shopping is! P.S the shopping center Aqua is so so…