The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Valencia Spain for Tourists
Ciutat Vella can be one of the best places to stay to explore the city’s heritage. It could be easy to spend an entire visit just meandering through the architectural sites and charming cafes.
There are also a variety of accommodation options and is an area that suits all types of travellers, from couples and families to those wishing to explore Valencia solo.
The Poblats Maritims area hosts the Mediterranean’s third largest port and offers fun beachside activities, so you can explore the neighbourhood by Segway, visit the zoo and aquarium or take in a traditional flamenco show.
The marina and its palm-tree lined promenade offer plenty of accommodation options and the area is ideal for families looking to enjoy its amazing beaches or couples wanting to stroll through the many museums that this culturally diverse area has to offer. The Poblats Maritims also features Platja de las Arenes, often referred to as the finest beach in Valencia.
The L’Eixample district offers plenty of scope for browsing the shops and enjoying a coffee in one of the many cafes. Laid out in a grid design, it is easy to navigate and there are plenty of beautiful architectural sights to take in.
Built in 1841, the Bullring is visually spectacular and holds other cultural events when there are no bullfights scheduled. The Mercado de Colon hosts many different shops and cafes and the interior of this avant-garde structure features a collection of ceramics capturing Valencian country life.
Quatre Carreres (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is close to Las Arenas beach and is a breath-taking cultural complex that includes an IMAX planetarium, an interactive museum and is so vast it can play home to a wide variety of sporting and art events throughout the year.
One of the 12 Treasures of Spain, the complex really is a city in its own right and with so much to explore and do, it is one of the must see destinations of Valencia.