Tourist hotspots in Valencia

Tourist hotspots in Valencia

Valencia is a port city lying on the southeastern coast of Spain. The city is known for its futuristic buildings, beautiful parks, beaches, and authentic foods, such as clams and tiger nut milk. Some of the most striking attractions are Valencia Cathedral, the bell tower Miguelete, and Albufera Park, which is a wetland reserve featuring lakes and walking trails. National Ceramic Museum is a palace museum with 18th-century architecture housing a vast collection of ceramics, porcelains, and traditional costumes. Valencia is also known as the City of Arts and Sciences and has a planetarium, Europe’s largest oceanarium, and interactive museums.

In Valencia you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like L'oceanogràfic, Assut De L'or Bridge, and Westfield Valencia Town Center.

1. L'oceanogràfic

L'Oceanogràfic, a beautiful oceanarium located in the heart of Valencia in Spain.
L'Oceanogràfic, a beautiful oceanarium located in the heart of Valencia in Spain.© Provided by Microsoft Travel

L'Oceanogràfic s truly one of a kind oceanarium as it is made up of different buildings that contain the most significant ecosystem representations. One of which and the most popular is the planet's seas and oceans. Not only would you marvel at the architecture of the buildings but also learn al ot regarding ecosystems, especially marine life.

2. Assut De L'or Bridge

Surrounded by beautiful pools of water sits the Assut de l'Or Bridge in Valencia.
Surrounded by beautiful pools of water sits the Assut de l'Or Bridge in Valencia.© Provided by Microsoft Travel

It was designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava. He completed it in December 2008. The name in English means Valencian for the Dam of the Gold and refers to a dam that was locally referred to as El Jamonero or the Ham Holder. The bridge is definitely amazing to see surrounded by pools of water.

3. Westfield Valencia Town Center

Westfield Valencia Town Center is one of the foremost shopping centers in the city.
Westfield Valencia Town Center is one of the foremost shopping centers in the city.© Provided by Microsoft Travel

Formerly known as Valencia Town Center, it is located in the Valencia neighborhood in Santa Clarita. This beautiful mall houses a range of popular stores, several great eateries such as Lazy Dawg and Wokano, as well as an indoor fountain, a food court and even a turtle pond!

4. Valencia Street Circuit

The Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia is depicted in the racetrack sculpture.
The Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia is depicted in the racetrack sculpture.© Provided by Microsoft Travel (Darren Heath Photographer Getty Image)

On the weekend of August 2008 the first race meeting on the circuit was held. During that time Felipe Massa won the main event of European Grand Prix. Known is spanish as Circuito Urbano de Valencia, this racetrack is a little more than 5 kilometers long with 25 turns. Major events like FIA Formula and One European Grand Prix were once held in this circuit.

5. City Of Arts And Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences is a famous for being a scientific complex with ultra modern architecture in Spain.
City of Arts and Sciences is a famous for being a scientific complex with ultra modern architecture in Spain

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is a well known scientific and cultural complex with an ultra modern architecture. It is considered to be the most important modern destinations in the world as well as one of the 12 treasures of Spain. It also features exhibits that are entertaining and informative.

6. Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral in Valencia is a Roman Catholic Church known for its Gothic architectural design.
Valencia Cathedral in Valencia is a Roman Catholic Church known for its Gothic architectural design

Valencia Cathedral, located in Valencia, is a church that was built between the 13th and 15th century. It features mostly Gothic design and architecture. However, because of the duration of its construction, the church's design features a mixture of different art styles ranging from romanesque to neoclassical.

7. Mestalla Stadium

One of Spain's largest and oldest stadiums features exciting and wholesome soccer matches.
One of Spain's largest and oldest stadiums features exciting and wholesome soccer matches

The soccer team Valencia Club de Fútbol has called this stadium home since 1923. Around 50,000 highly energetic local fans can fill up this venue during one soccer or football match. Among the many noteworthy features of this facility is the unusually steep North Stand. Stadium-goers have generally noted that the venue is quite family-friendly. There are also small stores within the sports complex which sell burgers, sandwiches and soda. Tickets to matches here cost about $30 and guided tours start from $12.

8. Llotja De La Seda

Llotja de la Seda is one of the most important ancient historic landmarks in Valencia.
Llotja de la Seda is one of the most important ancient historic landmarks in Valencia

Built between 1482 and 1533, the Llotja de la Seda is noted for its Gothic style architecture. It is comprised of three parts: the main hall known as Sala de Contratacion (The Contract Hall), the Consulado del Mar (Consulate of the Sea) and the Torreón (Donjon or Great Tower).

9. Institut Valencià D'art Modern

Institut Valencià d'Art Modern is a great place for lovers of modern art.
Institut Valencià d'Art Modern is a great place for lovers of modern art.© Provided by Microsoft Travel

The first center of modern art in Spain, it showcases some of the best international and Spanish contemporary art. Opened in 1969, it is run by the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sports. Apart from its vast inventory of art works, it is also known for hosting temporary shows.

10. Circuit Ricardo Tormo

Built in 1999, Circuit Ricardo Tormo is a motorsport race track in Valencia, Spain.
Built in 1999, Circuit Ricardo Tormo is a motorsport race track in Valencia, Spain

Known as Circuit Valencia before it was officially named as Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. This anti-clockwise circuit is 4 kilometers long and 12 meters wide. This is the home of Valencia GP which is the MotoGP calendar's final race of the season.

11. Tour The Palau De Les Arts Reina Sofia

Get a taste of this beetle-shaped and ultra modern performing arts venue that embraces all nationalities.
Get a taste of this beetle-shaped and ultra modern performing arts venue that embraces all nationalities

There are very few opera houses in the world that feature cosmopolitanism, modernity, technology and high culture, all in one scenic and seaside location. Enjoy different types of guided tours of this state-of-the-art facility starting from about $10. Depending on the package you choose, the tours are conducted in languages like English, French and Spanish. If you're lucky enough to watch opera singers and other performers do their stuff here, you will notice some screens in front of your seat that have translations of what you hear on stage. Aside from this, the cultural attraction also boasts of the latest technology such as portable platforms and interchangeable sets. Indeed, taking a stroll through this performing arts facility will help you appreciate humanity's ability to use technology to foster international connections through the performing arts.

12. Museu De Belles Arts De València

Museu de Belles Arts de València is home to one of the best art collections in all of Spain.
Museu de Belles Arts de València is home to one of the best art collections in all of Spain

Home to over 2,000 works, this art gallery was founded back in 1913. Most of their art collection is from the 14th to 17th centuries. Their vast range of works includes pieces by renowned masters such as Goya, El Greco and Velázquez. They also house an impressive collection of engravings by the Italian classical artist, Giovan Battista Piranesi.

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