10 places you must visit in Valencia

Places to visit Valencia

The places to visit in Valencia are as varied and diverse as the city itself. In this guide we have already told you why to organize your end-of-year trip to Valencia, where to stay or what activities are the best to do in the city.

In this article, we bring you the essential and definitive list of interesting places to visit during your visit to Valencia, so you won’t miss anything and your students will have a wonderful memory of their end-of-year trip!

Valencia has perfectly preserved its old town, mixing it with modern neighborhoods and buildings. This has avoided a visual shock that breaks with the aesthetic harmony of the city.

What places to visit during your visit to Valencia in the urban environment?

Valencia is a perfectly sized city to visit during a long weekend. One of the great advantages of this city is that, having these dimensions and the urban center being concentrated in a small area, you can visit all the monuments by walking just a short distance. These are the places you should visit during your visit to Valencia in the urban environment:


The Oceanografic, located within the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences, is the largest aquarium in Europe, reproducing the most important marine ecosystems. For groups of primary, middle school and high school students it can be an entertaining and outstanding visit on your end-of-year trip to Valencia.

City of Arts and Sciences

This controversial work of the famous architect Calatrava is one of the most outstanding visits in the city of Valencia. You may like it more or less (it has detractors and defenders all over Spain) but what is certain is that a visit to the museum that contains this building is an essential activity in your end-of-year trip planning.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Plaza de la Virgen

The first thing you come across when you arrive at the square is the large white facade of the Casa Consistorial, the seat of the Valencia City Hall. The Casa Consistorial was built between 1758 and 1763 in a mixture of styles ranging from the original neoclassical to neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance. Opposite is the old Post and Telegraph building. In the center of the square is a beautiful circular fountain. The explosions of the firecrackers that are detonated on the days of mascletà occur in this main square, when tens of thousands of Valencians and tourists from all over the world come to experience the Fallas spectacle right in front of the fireworks.

Nearby is the Plaza de la Virgen, another beautiful square surrounded by some of the most monumental buildings such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados and the Palacio de la Generalidad.

Central Market

With a lively and bustling atmosphere, the Central Market of Valencia is a must-see in the city. The best products from the Mediterranean Sea and the Valencian orchard are sold here every day. Most of the best restaurants in the city buy the raw materials for their dishes here.

Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)

Very close to the Central Market is the Lonja de la Seda or Lonja de los Mercaderes, declared a World Heritage Site (in 1996) by Unesco, was built between 1482 and 1548. The Lonja de la Seda is a proof of the economic power of Valencia in the 15th century, when the city lived its own Golden Age.

Bioparc Valencia

If you are thinking that Bioparc Valencia is just another traditional zoo, you are wrong. It is an educational center where animals are cared for by great professionals, in its different natural spaces: savannah, wetlands, equatorial forest and Madagascar. The Bioparc also plays an important role in conservation, helping to recover endangered species.

The neighborhood of Ruzafa

Valencia’s trendiest neighborhood is Ruzafa. A neighborhood where creativity, leisure and small stores, and the combination of fashion and tradition are its main virtues. Discover it and include it in your planning, it will be the unexpected surprise of your end-of-year trip!

What places to discover during your visit to Valencia in the maritime environment?

As a coastal city, another great advantage of Valencia is that it allows you to combine urban and beach activities, something that students love to enjoy on their end-of-year trip. We tell you what places to discover on the coast during your visit to Valencia:

Malvarrosa Beach

The main urban beach of Valencia, where you can enjoy all kinds of nautical activities.

Seafront Promenade

Lively and full of people, the promenade of Valencia is a great option to visit after a long day at the beach, stopping at the stalls for shopping or having a drink in the bars and terraces of the area.

Albufera Natural Park

The Albufera of Valencia is a coastal lagoon surrounded by rice fields and an important passage area for migratory birds. Its ecological value is great, because here are established numerous and valuable species of birds endangered.

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