No one does beach cities like the Spanish, and there is truly none like Valencia. The inviting Mediterranean coastline sparkles alongside a vibrant city packed with culture, art and historical buildings.
If you manage to tire of the well kept beaches, catered for by a stellar line up of bars and restaurants, you can seek some shade in the old town. Intricate architecture and World Heritage Sites are dotted throughout the maze of narrow streets, offering a glimpse into the city’s Moorish origins. This area is at its best at night – where cafes, bars and restaurants are thronged with locals, for whom dining out is an important part of life. And who can blame them – an encyclopaedic array of tapas or a long leisurely meal while you watch the city buzz by is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Marina Beach Club is the most stylish of the beach side contenders, and the ideal destination to sample the Valencian imagining of Spanish staple – paella.


What you’ll love most about Valencia

  • Explore Valencia’s futuristic architectural marvels at the City of Arts and Sciences, featuring the Hemisfèric, Science Museum, and Oceanogràfic, offering interactive exhibits and entertainment
  • Wander through Valencia’s charming Old Town, with landmarks like the Cathedral, Plaza de la Virgen, and Lonja de la Seda, showcasing medieval architecture and cultural heritage
  • Relax in the Turia Gardens, a lush green park that spans the length of the former Turia Riverbed, offering jogging paths, playgrounds, and botanical gardens
  • Indulge in Valencia’s gastronomic delights, including paella, horchata, and traditional tapas, served in local restaurants, markets, and beachside chiringuitos
  • Soak up the sun at Valencia’s beautiful beaches, such as Playa de la Malvarrosa and Playa de la Patacona, or stroll along the lively marina at the Port of Valencia
  • Experience Valencia’s vibrant cultural scene with festivals like Las Fallas, La Tomatina, and the Valencia Open tennis tournament, celebrating art, food, and sports

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  • Beach bathers - Visit Valencia

  • Valencia, City of Arts & Sciences - Visit Valencia

  • By the beach - Visit Valencia

  • Cycling in the historical centre of Valencia - Visit Valencia

  • View from Pope Lunas Castle to the beach, Valencia

  • Alburfera National Park - Visit Valencia

  • Ferrari road show - Visit Valencia

  • Paella - Visit Valencia

  • Guided group cycle tour - Visit Valencia

  • Strolling on El Saler Beach - Visit Valencia

  • Torre de la Moneda Y Nieves - Visit Valencia/Tierra Bobal

  • View out to sea at El Saler - Visit Valencia

  • Villagordo Del Cabriel - Visit Valencia/Tierra Bobal

  • Campo Anibal Orange Groves - Visit Valencia

  • Surfers - Visit Valencia/Pablo Casino

  • Exploring the mountains of Alzira - Visit Valencia

  • Christmas - Visit Valencia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 16℃
  • 17℃
  • 19℃
  • 21℃
  • 24℃
  • 28℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 28℃
  • 24℃
  • 19℃
  • 17℃
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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