10 Things to do in Valencia, Spain Travel Guide

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Join us as we visit Valencia, Spain in this travel guide covering top things to do in the city, the best attractions to consider and local Valenciana food worth sampling. We felt this was one of the most liveable cities in terms of great local cuisine, markets geared more towards locals than tourists and plenty of green spaces to explore. We also loved the old quarter featuring fascinating architecture.

10 Things to do in Valencia City Tour | Spain Travel Guide: (València)

Intro – 00:01
1) Eating Tapas in Valencia – 00:31
2) Silk Exchange (Lonja de Seda – Llotja de la Seda) – 03:03
3) Explore the Old Quarter (Ciutat Vella) – 04:19 + Bell Tower of Valencia (El Miguelete) – 04:37
4) Horchateria de Santa Catalina (Horchatería Santa Catalina) – 04:55
5) Valencia Cathedral and Holy Grail (Iglesia Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia – Església Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de l’Assumpció de la Mare de Déu de València) – 06:23
6) Eating Paella Valenciana in Valencia – 07:33
7) City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències – Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) – 11:13
8) Bike ride through Turia Park Valencia (Jardí del Túria – Jardín del Turia) – 12:11
9) Valencia Mercado Central (Mercado Central de Valencia – Mercat Central) – 13:44
10) Valencia at Night – 14:11
Outro – 14:20

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Our visit Valencia travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to Valenciana cuisine and Spanish food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting cathedrals, pizzerias, the old town, quirky neighborhoods and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical València tourism brochure, Valencia itinerary or Valencia, Spain city tour also known as València España.

10 Things to do in Valencia, Spain Travel Guide Video Transcript: (València)

Continuing our travels through Spain, our next stop was Valencia.

Located along the coast, Spain’s third-largest city is renowned for its mild climate, futuristic constructions and paella.

We’ll spent most of our time in Valencia was mostly spent eating, but when we weren’t restaurant hopping or snacking our way through markets, we were exploring the city on foot and the destination quickly rose to the top.

In this Valencia travel guide we’re going to take you guys on a tour of the city and show you some of the things you can do on your visit.

After lunch we were ready to go sightseeing around Valencia. Our first stop: the Silk Exchange.

We went on a walk around the Old Quarter without much of a plan in mind. We saw some street art browsed through a few shops, and randomly stumbled across the narrowest building in Europe – that’s the terracotta.

Since the tower was closed, we decided to stop by Horchateria Santa Catalina to try a drink that you either love or hate: horchata.
This cold milky-looking drink is made with chufas, better known as tiger nuts in English.

Our next attraction was Valencia Cathedral, which is home to a Holy Chalice that has been defended as the true Holy Grail.

If there’s one dish that we had to try in Valencia, it was paella. Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain’s national dish, but Spaniards will tell you this is a regional Valencian dish.

The City of Arts and Sciences, is a cultural and architectural complex that looks quite spacey and futuristic.

The complex itself is made up of various structures including a domed-glass garden that’s filled with palm trees, the planetarium, an interactive science museum, an aquarium, an opera house, and a plaza designed to hold concerts and sporting events and Turia Park.

But paella wasn’t all we had at the restaurant. We also ordered fideuá.

We had a food adventure in Valencia’s Central Market. Although this is primarily a place to buy your fresh fish, vegetables, meat, and fruit, you can also find some stands that sell smaller snacks and traditional Spanish dishes.

To wrap up our trip to Valencia, we’ll leave you with a few nighttime shots of the city washed aglow. We hope you enjoyed this Valencia travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do around the city.

This is part of our Travel in Spain video series showcasing Spanish food, Spanish culture and Spanish cuisine.

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50 thoughts on “10 Things to do in Valencia, Spain Travel Guide

  1. Todas las maravillas actuales de Valencia, se han hecho gracias a políticos,inteligentes, soñadores y futuristas. Los cuales tuvieron muchas críticas durante años.
    La misma acción que los faraones de Egipto,y ahora disfrutamos de las pirámides.

  2. Con las tapas ya no se come más todo eso es para 6 personas, picar solo, no podréis con la paella.
    Con la chufa y las almendras se hace "leche" buenísima para las diarreas y problemas de estómago, hígado e intestino. Es buenísima.Bebida de reyes de Valencia.

  3. The paella I had in Valencia was awful. Loved the Turia Gardens and the futuristic architecture. Loved biking along the park. Went to a jazz performance, and the Spanish don't know jazz. You have to be careful when taking the train there're two stations. Having a beach really was appealing.

  4. Inglés

    La Fideuá is not from Alicante, it is originally from Gandia, a small tourist town 65 km south of Valencia along the coast. In the area of ​​Alicante is typical "Arroz a banda" is like Fideuá but with rice. In the Valencian Community there are many different dishes with rice, but the most famous is paella. Greetings from Spain, I really liked the video, you are very nice and friendly, you will always be welcome.

  5. horchata is great when it's not overly sweet. as for the cathedral, i never went inside and never want to pay for it (even the holy grail's not worth it). i opt for entrance-free churches instead where you can go inside, sit quietly and observe the rituals and i'm not even religious. for art and history, i'd just go to museums instead and even if you have to pay it's not much and it's totally worth it. the turia park is great for jogging and it's my favorite spot to do so. during warmer months there are usually free concerts, and now that there are berklee students they sometimes host their own concerts there too.

  6. Muy buen video! Visite valencia en septiembre y fue toda una pasada! Muy buena lista🥰 hice un pequeño video también sobre mi visita 🥰🥰

  7. Amazing video about Valencia ! I love that city. nd your travel channel is great ! 😀
    I also made videos about amazing Valencia for my Youtube channel 😀

  8. Can you tell me the name of the restaurant that you have in paella the est you eat at video 7.33 ?
    Do we need to buy ticket if we just walk outside the art and science museum?

  9. Hey Samuel and Audrey superb video and can you please tell us the name of the restaurant where you tried Paella?

  10. There are a lot more descriptive words than awesome and great. Doesn't provide information. Get a vocabulary, describe attractions rather than sound like Bill and Ted on an EXCELLENT adventure.

  11. Oh Men. Another boring video with people who are obsessed with food and drink. (Or just don’t know a different way to shoot a video).

  12. Hi Sam and Audrey, thank you for this awesome video. What is the name of the Tapas restaurant you went too please right at the beginning of the video. Am keen to try it. Currently in Valencia now

  13. Os Faltó visitar la plaza redonda, la playa y el parque natural de la Albufera, pero no se puede ver todo en dos dias, buen video.

  14. I’m having a bit of a Spanish theme to travel at the moment and visited Seville at the new year. As I’ve some work time off at the start of March I’ve decided to head to Valencia and Madrid and of course had to come here and see if you guys had any recommendations of what to do and, importantly, where and what to eat!! And of course you did so many thanks for this. It looks like a lovely city and will sure be warmer than Edinburgh in March! PS have you guys visited Seville? Great city with so many little bodegas and tapas places and so little time haha 😂

  15. i enjoyed your vlog. just wondering what time of year u were in valencia. planned a side trip to valencia from and spend a night before heading to madrid

  16. I'm so happy to see Valencia get a little love. I've been visiting there for over 25 years. It's my absolute favorite Spanish city. Small(ish), warm, fun, very few tourists, cheap and great food.

  17. You visited the right attractions, only missed the roman ruins at the Almoina.
    The Turia gardens at the old river bed (9km) is a must, you made 40% by bike, but when you reach the 100% near the zoo , it continues on the actual Turia river bed for… don't know like 30km more?

  18. Love this video. Currently in Valencia, and it is amazing here, really loving it here. The Arts and Sciences building/area was superb!

    Leaving on Saturday to go back to miserable London, but will be returning back here again!

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