Valencia holidays are one of the hottest tickets in Spain. The nation's third largest city rivals the vibrancy of Barcelona and the culture of Madrid. Valencia is a modern, cosmopolitan Mediterranean city that is bidding to become the place to go in Spain. On a holiday to Valencia you'll discover a wealth of cultural attractions, pristine beaches, innovative dining, pioneering architecture and a hip nightlife scene.
Valencia is home to a bold and dynamic range of contemporary museums and galleries. The highpoints of which include the Valencian Institute of Modern Art; the original modern art museum in Spain. The Fine Arts Museum is the second most important museum in the country after the Reina Sofia in Madrid and home to countless masterpieces.
Europe's largest cultural centre and a sleek masterpiece of futuristic architecture, you could spend days wandering around the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences. Home to, among other things, the largest Marine Park in Europe, an IMAX theatre, planetarium, science museum and an opera house. The most popular attraction for holidays to Valencia.
Another must-see attraction on a holiday to Valencia is the city's sumptuous Unesco-protected cathedral. Dating back to the 13th century it blends Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque styles.
As with Barcelona, Valencia enjoys stunning urban beach expanses. Costa Blanca is famed for the quality of its glorious sandy beaches, and Valencia is no exception. The Blue Flag-awarded central beaches of Las Arenas and Malvarrosa are sublime; bathed in year-round Mediterranean sunshine.
If you time your visit right, you could witness the European Grand Prix. Currently held in Valencia, it is one of the most exciting races in the F1 calendar.
It's difficult to eat badly in Valencia. The city has a forward-thinking culinary scene yet still retains the classic tastes of Mediterranean diet. The city's signature dish is paella Valenciana, while sampling the local fish and shellfish is must.
The city enjoys a very lively nightlife with the narrow Old City streets of Barrio del Carmen hosting the majority of the fashionable bars and clubs. In the summer the beaches are packed with revellers partying all night!
If you need a little retail therapy on your Valencia holiday you'll be in luck as the city is a shopper's paradise. Calle Colon and Calle Poeta are the places to go for a plethora of designer boutiques, while the vibrant market of Mercado Central is well worth checking out.