Highlights of Valencia Tour

Valencia is the 3rd largest city of Spain after Madrid and Barcelona.  It is a beautiful city with a perfect combination of ancient, medieval and modern cultures with sunny beaches, science centers and quaint streets. 

Highlights of Valencia Tour
Highlights of Valencia Tour

Highlights of Valencia Tour-

Valencia is popular as Old meets New because  it has remains of 100 B.C. Roman colony and modern styled architecture too.  Historical center of Valencia is one of the largest historical centers of Europe.  Valencia was founded by Romans in 100 B.C.  Valencia is located on Eastern Coast of Spain besides Mediterranean sea and on the banks of river Turia.  

Presenting you the Highlights of Valencia Tour – What are the most not to be missed things in Valencia

North Station – 

Highlights of Valencia Tour
North Station

Having an area of 15,000 sq. m, the North Station building was inaugurated in 1917.  This building has beautiful facades having orange motifs.  One of the most important commuting center of Valencia.

 

 

 

Town Hall Square – 

Highlights of Valencia Tour
Town Hall Square

 

One of the modern styled architecture, this square has lavish and  impressive clock towers, grand marble staircase, houses, municipal archives, museum, gardens and administrative offices.  Many events take place at this square which makes this place very lively.

 

 

Miguelete – 

Highlights of Valencia Tour
Miguelete

It is a gothic styled, tall tower having 63 m height with 207 steps.  View of Historical Valencia is stunning from top of the tower. It was built in 1381.  It is octagonal bell tower of Valencia Cathedral and one of the city’s landmark building.

 

 

Plaza de la Virgen – One of the oldest and ancient square of Valencia. It dates back to Roman times with 3 iconic buildings – Valencia Cathedral,  Basilica de La Virgen de los Desamparados and Palace of Generalitat. 

Highlights of Valencia Tour
Highlights of Valencia Tour

Plaza de la Virgen houses city’s renowned landmarks with outdoor cafes, and perfect spot for photography and history lovers.  The center of this square has a very important sculpture named Fountain of Turia. This fountain depicts Neptune, surrounded by 8 naked women representing Valencia’s Turia river with its 8 irrigation canals.

Highlights of Valencia Tour
Turia Fountain

Plaza de Mercado – Department of Commerce and Supplies building which is ona beautiful square with markets, ancient styled buildings painted in splendid colors and nouvao styled art.  One of the ancient market complex which is still running.  Also known as Central Market famous for various shops.

City of Arts and Science Center- Most important landmark of Valencia with modern styled architecture.  It is one of the 12 treasures of Spain.  It is a cultural and leisure center with unique architecture.  It opens 365 days of the year.  It is located on dry river bed of Turia river.  It is surrounded by attractive pools of water.  This complex houses Opera house, Performing Arts Center,  IMAX,  Planetarium, Laserium, Walkways/Gardens, Science Museum, Open air Aquarium or Oceanographic Park.  

La Lonja – Lonja is iconic monument of the city.  Gothic styled architecture, which is built in 1482 and was used for trading in silk.  It is also known as Silk Exchange Building. This splendid ancient building is UNESCO Heritage site.  

Highlights of Valencia Tour
La Lonja

Valencia Cathedral – Roman Catholic church built in 13th century, is situated in the heart of city.  Influenced by many architectural styles of Gothic, Roman and Baroque.  It is believed that, “The Holy Chalice” which was used in “The Last Supper” is kept inside this cathedral.  Also known as St. Mary’s Catheral. It is accompanied  by famous bell tower El Miguete.

Street art of Valencia – Wander in streets of Valencia with beautiful sign boards of shops  and wall art in traditional styled paintings. Looking similar to vintage styled art.

Exteriors of Buildings – Exteriors of Buildings in Valencia are painted in various colors and adorned with many artifacts, vintage styled lamps, flags, sculptures and flowers.

Valencia can be reached through road and rail network from many cities.  Euro-rail connects well with this city.  Internal transport can be done by public transport and foot walking tours.

Spainish food from Valencia is very delicious and must try.

Best time to Visit Valencia – Springs to Summer.

Staying Option – There are main 7 plazas in Valencia which are very lively and worth living nearby.

Take a sip of good coffee with delicious Paella or indulge in lively night life of Valencia or get indulged into traditional and historical Valencia or explore science in Valencia during Highlights of Valencia Tour.

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21 Comments

  1. I never knew there are 207 steps at the Miguelete! Well now I do, thank you! Valencia is a stunning city and full of colour. I love Plaza de Mercado and La Lonja too. A beautiful city that captures my heart!

  2. Valencia is worth exploring. With all of these, one might now want to leave such a beautiful city as this. The medieval and Gothic feeling attached to the buildings is notable. I’d love to visit the Turia Fountain. Valencia is truly beautiful.

  3. Oh wow Valencia looks and sounds absolutely sumptuous in your article – a must visit! I love the fact you include about the chalice from the Last Supper possibly being housed in the Cathedral there! Plaza de la Virgen also sounds like it will be my favourite spot when I visit 🙂

  4. Valencia is a city I haven’t made it to yet. I’d definitely arrive by train at the north station, beautiful train station. I didn’t know there was a UNESCO site there, what a bonus!

  5. Valencia is so beautiful! Can I just say how awesome that street art looks? It has such a unique style that I haven’t really seen anywhere else. The art actually looks like paintings with a brush, rather than the usual spray paint can.

  6. Spain is truly magnificent! I love the architectural beauty all around. Since Gothic buildings always pique my attention, I’d love to visit the Miguelete. Cheers!!

  7. The Town Hall Square looks gorgeous with all the beautiful architectural buildings and the monuments it houses. And Plaza de la Virgen looks like a wonderful place to spend some fun time and to hang out. We haven’t done much of Spain and would love to explore more of historical cities and Valencia will definitely be on that list.

  8. Valencia is such a beautiful place to visit and I love your photo’s. I must say that I love the street art and Plaza de la Virgen looks like a amazing. Thank you this was a great very informative post

  9. Wow! Valencia looks beautiful with all that medieval architecture. Plaza de La Virgen and Le Lonja are quite fascinating buildings. Spain is on my bucket list and I would love to explore this magical city – Valencia. Thanks for sharing this helpful post! 🙂

  10. I was thinking of visiting Valencia in my trip to Spain but didn’t have time to do it. The city looks so beautiful with all these architectures. I’m really interested in the street art! They all look so nice!

  11. The architecture in Valencia is stunning. The city has a great mix of old and modern architecture. La Lonja and City of Arts and Science Center would be interesting to explore and photograph!

  12. I love this post! I was just talking to someone about Spain and where to go (I’ve never been) so this is very timely. I especially love the shot of Miguelete. What a beautiful tower. The whole town looks gorgeous actually – you’ve inspired me to add this to my list for sure!

  13. This city is filled with gorgeous architecture and your guide is the perfect help in discovering all of it’s precious sights.The art and science center looks almost surreal. I love Spain but I’ve never been to Valencia before. After reading this, I decided to put this city right on top of my bucket list.Great and brilliant article!

  14. Beautiful words! Your article definitely makes us fall in love with the destination. Valencia looks absolutely amazing, I haven’t been (yet) but its definitely on my travel bucket list. Hopefully I get to see this gorgeous city in the near future! All best. – Ella

  15. Valencia looks so majestic. The Roman influence is so evident in its architecture. The fountain of Turia reminded me of the Trevi fountain in Rome. Valencia is indeed charming and its history fascinating. Would love to stroll around the town and marvel at its architectural wonders.

  16. It seems to me like Valencia is that perfect destination for me since I’m crazy about beaches and my wife loves to visit places with historic architecture. And it’s fascinating for me also to see Roman architecture dating 100 BC. Highlights and pictures from your tour are beautiful although the most intriguing that I found is the traditional style wall art and paintings. Simply amazing.

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