Excursions in Valencia

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Best places to visit in Valencia

Valencia, the vibrant coastal city on Spain’s southeastern coast, is rich with culture, history, and delightful gastronomy. It blends the charms of old-world Spain with innovative and futuristic attractions, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler. Here are some of the best places that should be on your itinerary when you explore the enchanting city of Valencia.

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

One cannot talk about Valencia without mentioning the iconic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Designed by the famed architect Santiago Calatrava, this stunning complex of futuristic structures is something out of a sci-fi film. It houses the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped walk with indigenous plants), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative center of interactive science), the Oceanogràfic (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species), and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (dedicated to the performing arts). For an exceptional experience, consider joining Happytripz for a guided excursion that will reveal fascinating insights at each turn.

Learn more about Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias on Wikipedia.

La Lonja de la Seda

This exquisite example of late Gothic architecture, also known as the Silk Exchange, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. La Lonja de la Seda served as a center of commerce during Valencia's golden age. The main hall, Sala de Contratacion, with its twisted columns and coffered ceiling, is a marvel to behold. You can feel the buzz of ancient merchants bartering for exotic goods as you wander through these historic halls. Here is where the past and present connect, and a visit to this remarkable place will transport you back in time.

View La Lonja de la Seda on Google Maps.

Valencia Cathedral

The Cathedral, sitting regally in the heart of Valencia, claims to possess the true Holy Grail, and it is worth seeing for its mix of architectural styles alone. From Romanesque to Gothic to Baroque, this cathedral has it all. Happytripz offers engaging tours where you can learn about the cathedral's storied history and appreciate its artistry firsthand. Don’t miss the stunning views of the cityscape from the top of the octagonal Miguelete Bell Tower.

Central Market (Mercado Central)

Foodies will rejoice upon entering the bustling Mercado Central, one of the largest and most attractive markets in Europe. Beneath its colorful domes, the market is replete with stalls offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and other local specialties. It's also an excellent spot to savor freshly made horchata or sample traditional Spanish delicacies like jamón and manchego cheese.

Exploring with Happytripz, you can delve into the culinary heart of the city and uncover the secrets to Valencian cuisine.

Turia Gardens

Stretching across Valencia, this verdant swath of greenery was once a riverbed and is now a sun-drenched oasis ideal for leisurely strolls, cycling, or picnics. Full of play areas, sports pitches, and quiet spots beneath the trees, the Turia Gardens provide a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle.

  • Oceanogràfic: Marvel at marine life in a submarine adventure brought to life.
  • Bioparc Valencia: Experience the wild world of animals in immersive habitats.
  • El Mercat de Colon: A modernist market turned hub for gourmet tastes and boutique shopping.

Valencia offers a seamless blend of tradition and modernity, of quiet cobbled squares and buzzing nightlife spots. With our dedicated team at Happytripz, you'll discover the very best of Valencia, customized to your interests and timeframes. Whether you're seeking history, science, or culinary treats, Valencia welcomes you with open arms, and Happytripz is the perfect companion for your journey.

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Kaisley Bryan

The excursion to the City of Arts and Sciences was an unforgettable experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and gave us plenty of time to explore the stunning architectural marvels. It was an amazing way to spend our day in Valencia!

Kenia Quintana

What an amazing bike tour through the Turia Gardens! The route was well thought out, and our guide made sure we rode at a comfortable pace for everyone. It felt great to be outdoors, learning local insights while enjoying Valencia's beautiful weather and scenery.

Zayne Maynard

The Gothic Quarter walking tour truly exceeded my expectations. We delved into the history and saw some hidden gems I would have never found on my own. The guide's passion for the city's history was contagious and made the tour very engaging.

Dalary Nguyen

Our culinary journey through Valencia was delectable! We visited local markets and tucked into mouth-watering tapas. The guide's expertise in local cuisine made it not just a feast for the taste buds but also a fascinating cultural experience.

Felipe Bernal

Valencia's sunset cruise was the highlight of our trip. Relaxing on the deck, watching the sun dip below the horizon while sipping on local wine was heavenly. The crew's attention to detail made the evening truly special and relaxing.

Cameron Li

Exploring the Albufera Natural Park with its serene landscapes was a breath of fresh air. The boat tour was peaceful, and our guide's knowledge about the local wildlife was impressive, making it a very educational excursion.

Brandon Villanueva

The wine tasting tour in Valencia's countryside offered a fantastic break from the city hustle. We visited a family-run vineyard where the passion for winemaking was evident. Each glass was a discovery, coupled with the region's delectable cheeses.

Bailey Luna

A visit to the historical La Lonja Silk Exchange with its fascinating past was made even better by the eloquent storytelling of our guide. The architecture and the stories behind it were just magnificent.

Ahmad Haley

During our panoramic tour of Valencia, we were mesmerized by the sweeping views of the city. The guide pointed out landmarks and their significance, making the city's layout come alive with stories. It was a perfect introduction to Valencia's many treasures.

Paris Person

The snorkeling adventure off the coast of Valencia offered an incredible glimpse of the marine life in the Mediterranean. The clear waters and the abundance of fish made for an extraordinary experience. The guides were helpful, ensuring everyone felt safe and enjoyed their time in the water.