Things to do in Valencia
The beginning of Valencia’s Falles festivity celebrations is marked by the mascletà, the order for which is given by the Queen of the Falles from the City Hall balcony; the celebration ends with the cremà on 19 March.
The orange trees give way to vines upon arriving in Requena, a town situated between Cuenca and Valencia, which is home to a great network of caves beneath its soil.
The Mestalla stadium, inaugurated in 1923, is the oldest football stadium in the Spanish First Division and has capacity for 55,000 spectators.
The surroundings of L’Albufera, declared a Natural Park in 1986, hide an adventurer’s paradise, with hiking trails, boat trips and numerous bird watching spots.
The complex, famous for its excellent acoustics, has become one of the city’s cultural hubs.
To relax and unwind after a day spent sightseeing or on the beach, there’s nothing better than making an appointment at a spa. These are some of the best ones in Valencia.
The Valencian Institute of Modern Art, which houses a collection of 11,000 pieces, is a symbol of modern art in Valencia.
Visit one of the most splendid jewels of European Gothic civic architecture, a temple to trade that shone during Valencia’s Golden Age when this was one of the continent’s most prosperous cities.
This fortified gateway, which marked the northern boundary of the walled city, has also served as a prison for aristocrats and, during the twentieth century, was a ‘sanctuary’ for works of art.
The Neo-classical-style coliseum, one of the largest in Spain, houses a comprehensive bullfighting museum and is owned by the General Hospital.