Valencia is sheer heaven for architecture enthusiasts. This vibrant Spanish city is renowned for its own distinctive brand of Modernism, best represented by landmarks like the sprawling Central Market, with its grand glass and iron-beam roof.

    But its must-see buildings span the centuries, from the Gothic grandeur of Valencia Cathedral to the surreal, science fiction structures of the City of Arts and Sciences, which house immersive museums and state-of-the-art performing arts venues. After a hard day's sightseeing, you can retreat to a rustic restaurant for a feast of authentic Valencian paella.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Valencia

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Valencia

      The best places to go shopping in Valencia range from centuries-old Art Nouveau markets to modernist shopping centres and luxury department stores. The city is a hub of fashion and design. Even so, it’s steeped in tradition that has helped it retain an old-world charm. From its international fashion brands to homegrown handicrafts, Valencia’s shopping scene is as...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Valencia

    • 9 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Valencia

      The best things to do after dinner in Valencia are mostly centred around the busy El Carmen area, but there are some other tempting nightlife choices, including the architecturally breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences complex. The evening entertainments scene is fuelled by the city's vibrant Mediterranean setting and its large university student population. Whether you want to dance till...

    Useful information

    • Valencia Travel Essentials

      Our Valencia Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Spain. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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