An escape to the port city of Valencia, Spain, is always a good idea, whether your goal is to sit at cafes and soak in the atmosphere, or seek out the cathedrals, halls, and plazas of Valencia's Golden Age. When you book a vacation to Valencia, you can immerse yourself in the food and culture of this vibrant European city.
Out and About in Valencia
Valencia hotels are close to the city's major attractions, like the Plaza Ayuntamiento. Many of the buildings in and around the plaza were built in the 14th and 15th centuries, and you will get a sense of the "real" Valencia here. Stop by the flower stalls by the fountain, visit the Town Hall, and follow the side streets lined with shops. You may even find one selling the famous Valencian ceramics. Just beyond the Plaza is the North Station—its architecture and mosaics are worth the detour, as is a walk through Le Seu Cathedral in Plaza de la Reina, which was built in 1262. No trip to Valencia would be complete without spending time in the City of Arts and Sciences, and city center hotels in Valencia make this an easy trip. No ordinary museum, it houses a major performing arts venue, an aquarium, and The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, which is known for its interactive exhibits. After all of that sightseeing, you can head to Malvarrosa Beach, an ideal place for a relaxing afternoon by the sea.
Eating and Drinking
An easy walk from some of the cheap hotels in Valencia is the Fisherman's District, which features restaurants where you can feast on locally caught seafood. Or you could enjoy the variety of authentic tapas restaurants near the Plaza Ayuntamiento. Don't forget to try the city's special paella, and its traditional eel and garlic dishes.
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