Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Valencia
! Located in the Old Kingdom of Valencia province, this beautiful, majestic and historical city is a must for tourists visiting Spain. In terms of population and importance, Valencia is Spain’s third city. It is one of Spain’s liveliest cities and is very popular with tourists who come from far and wide. Valencia is famous for the wide range of sporting activities on offer such as golf, diving, tennis and cycling and the city also boasts good nightlife. There are beaches at the very heart of Valencia, which sits on the Mediterranean coast. It is nestled in a rich garden plateau and home to plenty of beautiful flora and fauna. Valencia is arguably most famous for ‘paella
’, a type of seafood dish consisting of saffron coloured rice, fresh seafood and vegetables. Valencia is also known for its ‘City of Arts and Science
’ cultural centre, a huge cultural institution incorporating a cinema complex, an opera house, interactive exhibits and a performance centre. Valencia has much to offer tourists and there are many hotels, bed and breakfast and hostels throughout the city. If you’d like to experience Valencia from a different perspective, why not choose Wimdu accommodation. We have a range of offers in the city, such as sea front apartments, stylish loft conversions, beautiful villas and guest rooms.
Valencia is famous for ‘horchata
’ – a frozen drink made from Tiger nuts.
Valencia is the birthplace of paella!
Famous novelist Blasco Ibanez based many of his books in Valencia.
Sightseeing in Valencia
There’s plenty to see in Valencia and a walk around the city will uncover various hidden treasures and cosy cafes. Tourists should begin their Valencia adventure in the city’s Old Town
area. Valencia Cathedral
is a good example of an early gothic church. It’s also had various bits added to it including Romanesque, gothic and baroque structures. Perhaps the most famous part of the cathedral however is the octagonal bell tower called Micalet. It’s one of Valencia’s landmarks and from the top you can see amazing views over the city! Adjacent to the cathedral is a museum where works from artists such as Goya, Jacomart and Cellini as well as paintings from the 15th century can be found.
The river Turia runs through Valencia and the area surrounding the river in the city is beautiful. There are three magnificent bridges
worth checking out - Puente del Real
, Puente de la Trinidad
and Puente de Serrano
. The latter has magnificent towers that used to be part of the city walls – a must see!
Paella and Barrio Del Carmen
is originally came from Valencia and the inhabitants of this city are very proud of this dish. The place to find the best and most authentic paella is in the Barrio Del Carmen
area of the city. This district is where you can get a real feeling for Valencia and the way of life. You’ll find plenty of quaint cafes, authentic restaurants and bars as well as flower stands and quiet squares. Soak up the atmosphere!
As we mentioned Valencia is situated in a lush plateau that is the perfect environment for lots of flora and fauna. There are many parks and gardens in the city full of beautiful plants and flowers. If you fancy a break from the concrete jungle then head for Jardines de la Alameda
or Jardines de Monforte
– two parks that were constructed in the 18th century. Inside the ‘Real Gardens’ is the Zoological Garden which has pretty cultures of roses and pine woods. The ruins of an old palace are located in the gardens too.
The people of Valencia certainly know how to party! Every year the city comes together for a huge fiesta called Las Fallas
at the beginning of spring. Neighbourhoods build giant puppets of famous people or fictional characters that are paraded through the city during the festival. On the last day these puppets are burnt in huge bonfires! Music, food and fireworks all play a part in making this one of Spain’s best loved parties. After four days of good times the locals club together to restore the town to normality!
, Valencia’s nearest airport is located 8.5km north of the city centre. There are excellent connections with Amsterdam
as well as other major European cities. The best way to get into the city centre from the airport is to take the bus – the journey takes 20 minutes. Getting around Valencia is straightforward for tourists. The bus and metro systems are easy to understand – perfect for tourists! Travelling around by bike is becoming more and more popular with tourists and the city is flat enough for it to be a pleasurable experience! The city operates a public bike rental service called Valenbisi - it operates from over 250 locations in the city and is reasonably priced. Most of the city can be explored on foot and it is nice to go wandering through the Old Town. Going to the City of Arts and Sciences and the beach require public transportation. The City of Arts and Sciences is at Alameda Metro Station and various bus routes connect the centre with the beaches.