Spain's third largest city offers activities for everyone: for history lovers, there is an incredible variety of museums and historical sites at your fingertips. Holidaymakers looking to have a good time in the sun have more than they can cover with golden sandy beaches, delicious restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. You don't want to leave!
Valencia lived a golden age in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, whose result is the current abundance of impressive Gothic architecture. The city's cathedral conserves a chalice which, according to historians, is none other than the Holy Grail. Other spectacular attractions include La Lonja, a 15th century market decorated with gargoyles and helicoidal columns, and the modernist central market, one of Europe's oldest markets still in use, where you can find local specialities for sale. All these wonders are concentrated in the old town, the main tourist focus, located at the gates of the train station.
If you're more of a fan of modern architecture, head from your hotel in Valencia to the City of Arts and Sciences, a giant futuristic complex designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava. Its buildings, resembling crustaceans, combs or alien ships, include the Science Museum, the Planetarium, the Palace of Arts and the Oceanographic Park.
In addition to its history and architecture, Valencia offers numerous renowned museums. Come and experience the culture of the region while escaping the heat! The Museo de Bellas Artes, one of Spain's leading art galleries, contains works by Spain's finest artists, including Goya and Velázquez, and also exhibits local Valencian talent. The National Ceramics Museum, housed in a prominent palace, is a spectacle with ceramic pieces from all eras.
If you are looking for cheap hotels in Valencia you are in luck: B&B has two hotels in the city of Valencia. The first, B&B Hotel Valencia Ciudad de la Ciencias, is located in the centre of Valencia, very close to one of the main tourist attractions of the city of Turia, the City of Arts and Sciences. The second, the B&B Hotel Valencia Airport is located 7 minutes by car from Valencia Manises Airport, in the town of Paterna, very close to the Feria de Valencia venue. Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy modern facilities at affordable prices, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and parking. Your maximum comfort is guaranteed.
If you book your hotel in Valencia for mid-March or July, you will be here during the city's most important festivals. Las Fallas, in March, is a celebration in which the streets are full of life with music, bonfires and pyrotechnics. On the other hand, the Feria de Julio is a month-long festival that includes theatre, parades, concerts and even bull runs. Outside these two seasons of the year, you can always enjoy the cuisine in the cradle of the paella or participate in the nightlife, which does not stop all year round.
Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia is also an ideal destination for holidaymakers looking for a little sunshine. Leave your hotel near Valencia for Las Arenas beach, a golden sandy beach with a pleasant walk and gusts of wind that refresh beach lovers and make it a destination for windsurfers. Come and visit the Malvarosa beach, located in the famous Cabanyal district, and enjoy a delicious paella in the harbour area. You will find things to see in all areas of the city. Valencia is the perfect place to discover the past or enjoy the present.
Book your hotel in Valencia today with B&B Hoteles and come enjoy this sunny Mediterranean paradise!