Often overlooked for the likes of Barcelona and Madrid, Valencia is a fantastic Spanish city bursting with museums, culture and great food, rivalling that of the two Spanish favourites. An ever modernising city, Valencia now boasts the fantastic City of Arts and Sciences, first-rate public transport and plenty of new bars and restaurants.
With over 30 museums to choose from in Valencia, you may struggle to pick only a couple. Learn more about the evolution of avant-garde art from the beginning at the IVAM; or marvel at the archaeological findings, paintings and sculptures at the Museo de Bellas Artes (the Museum of Fine Art). What’s more offering a science museum, planetarium and an opera and cultural centre inside its various buildings, the City of Arts and Science is seen as one of the true highlights of the city.
Home of the paella, Valencia is known for its wide array of fantastic Mediterranean cuisine and local wines on offer. Anyone who loves their food must visit the Central Market; a classic Art Nouveau building that's packed with 1300 stalls filled with some of the finest and freshest local produce available. If all the delicious offering makes you hungry, then there are a number of great restaurants, bars and cafes in the surrounding area.
Valencia is a fantastic city to wander as you are sure to stumble across its palace, churches and other striking architecture. Once you’re done for the day, simply soak up some of the fantastic Spanish sunshine in one of the city’s beautiful parks or beaches and then as night falls, enjoy the city’s outstanding nightlife and vibrant spirit. The El Carmen area is perhaps the best in the city for nightlife with countless bars and clubs but if you are looking for a slightly more sophisticated night, the marina boasts impressive seafront restaurants and cocktail bars.
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