10 Things to do in Valencia, Spain Travel Guide

Join us as we visit Valencia, Spain in this travel guide covering top things to do in the city, the best attractions to consider and local Valenciana food worth sampling. We felt this was one of the most liveable cities in terms of great local cuisine, markets geared more towards locals than tourists and plenty of green spaces to explore. We also loved the old quarter featuring fascinating architecture.

10 Things to do in Valencia City Tour | Spain Travel Guide: (València)

Intro – 00:01
1) Eating Tapas in Valencia – 00:31
2) Silk Exchange (Lonja de Seda – Llotja de la Seda) – 03:03
3) Explore the Old Quarter (Ciutat Vella) – 04:19 + Bell Tower of Valencia (El Miguelete) – 04:37
4) Horchateria de Santa Catalina (Horchatería Santa Catalina) – 04:55
5) Valencia Cathedral and Holy Grail (Iglesia Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Valencia – Església Catedral-Basílica Metropolitana de l’Assumpció de la Mare de Déu de València) – 06:23
6) Eating Paella Valenciana in Valencia – 07:33
7) City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències – Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) – 11:13
8) Bike ride through Turia Park Valencia (Jardí del Túria – Jardín del Turia) – 12:11
9) Valencia Mercado Central (Mercado Central de Valencia – Mercat Central) – 13:44
10) Valencia at Night – 14:11
Outro – 14:20

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Our visit Valencia travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to Valenciana cuisine and Spanish food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day including visiting cathedrals, pizzerias, the old town, quirky neighborhoods and museums. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical València tourism brochure, Valencia itinerary or Valencia, Spain city tour also known as València España.

10 Things to do in Valencia, Spain Travel Guide Video Transcript: (València)

Continuing our travels through Spain, our next stop was Valencia.

Located along the coast, Spain’s third-largest city is renowned for its mild climate, futuristic constructions and paella.

We’ll spent most of our time in Valencia was mostly spent eating, but when we weren’t restaurant hopping or snacking our way through markets, we were exploring the city on foot and the destination quickly rose to the top.

In this Valencia travel guide we’re going to take you guys on a tour of the city and show you some of the things you can do on your visit.

After lunch we were ready to go sightseeing around Valencia. Our first stop: the Silk Exchange.

We went on a walk around the Old Quarter without much of a plan in mind. We saw some street art browsed through a few shops, and randomly stumbled across the narrowest building in Europe – that’s the terracotta.

Since the tower was closed, we decided to stop by Horchateria Santa Catalina to try a drink that you either love or hate: horchata.
This cold milky-looking drink is made with chufas, better known as tiger nuts in English.

Our next attraction was Valencia Cathedral, which is home to a Holy Chalice that has been defended as the true Holy Grail.

If there’s one dish that we had to try in Valencia, it was paella. Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain’s national dish, but Spaniards will tell you this is a regional Valencian dish.

The City of Arts and Sciences, is a cultural and architectural complex that looks quite spacey and futuristic.

The complex itself is made up of various structures including a domed-glass garden that’s filled with palm trees, the planetarium, an interactive science museum, an aquarium, an opera house, and a plaza designed to hold concerts and sporting events and Turia Park.

But paella wasn’t all we had at the restaurant. We also ordered fideuá.

We had a food adventure in Valencia’s Central Market. Although this is primarily a place to buy your fresh fish, vegetables, meat, and fruit, you can also find some stands that sell smaller snacks and traditional Spanish dishes.

To wrap up our trip to Valencia, we’ll leave you with a few nighttime shots of the city washed aglow. We hope you enjoyed this Valencia travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do around the city.

This is part of our Travel in Spain video series showcasing Spanish food, Spanish culture and Spanish cuisine.

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All Comments

  • Buen canal

    A1CLICK LO TIENES TODO March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Que rico la comida española de paella

    Luis Yañez March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • It looks nice but I think that I'm too afraid of heights to climb the tower.

    Heather Feather March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Todas las maravillas actuales de Valencia, se han hecho gracias a políticos,inteligentes, soñadores y futuristas. Los cuales tuvieron muchas críticas durante años.
    La misma acción que los faraones de Egipto,y ahora disfrutamos de las pirámides.

    Ana Casanova March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Con las tapas ya no se come más todo eso es para 6 personas, picar solo, no podréis con la paella.
    Con la chufa y las almendras se hace "leche" buenísima para las diarreas y problemas de estómago, hígado e intestino. Es buenísima.Bebida de reyes de Valencia.

    Ana Casanova March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Don't you like Orxata? Seriously? OMG! It's the best cold drink when you're thirsty!

    Carlos Lorenz March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • The paella I had in Valencia was awful. Loved the Turia Gardens and the futuristic architecture. Loved biking along the park. Went to a jazz performance, and the Spanish don't know jazz. You have to be careful when taking the train there're two stations. Having a beach really was appealing.

    123benny4 March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Inglés

    La Fideuá is not from Alicante, it is originally from Gandia, a small tourist town 65 km south of Valencia along the coast. In the area of ​​Alicante is typical "Arroz a banda" is like Fideuá but with rice. In the Valencian Community there are many different dishes with rice, but the most famous is paella. Greetings from Spain, I really liked the video, you are very nice and friendly, you will always be welcome.

    GONSOMETAL March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • horchata is great when it's not overly sweet. as for the cathedral, i never went inside and never want to pay for it (even the holy grail's not worth it). i opt for entrance-free churches instead where you can go inside, sit quietly and observe the rituals and i'm not even religious. for art and history, i'd just go to museums instead and even if you have to pay it's not much and it's totally worth it. the turia park is great for jogging and it's my favorite spot to do so. during warmer months there are usually free concerts, and now that there are berklee students they sometimes host their own concerts there too.

    LamBart March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • If you guys ever go back, you should head to Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Ruzafa and Mercado Colón

    Orlando Torres March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Muy buen video! Visite valencia en septiembre y fue toda una pasada! Muy buena lista🥰 hice un pequeño video también sobre mi visita 🥰🥰

    Luis A. Enriquez Garcia March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Can you please let me know the name of your B and B thank you

    Barbara Linares March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • are the sames dishes around the world, nothing special only bussines tourism

    Klint Gjylbegaj March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • how was the restaurant called where you were eating the paella?:)

    Lena P March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Amazing!
    Watch Valencia in a minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qvc2TyOy0k

    World in a minute March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • ❤️ Valencia!

    Be Trixy March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Hey guys what time of year was shot?

    Paul Levy March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Amazing video about Valencia ! I love that city. nd your travel channel is great ! 😀
    I also made videos about amazing Valencia for my Youtube channel 😀

    Beata Aleksiejuk March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Thanks for this vlog! We're going for the first time in September and I absolutely can't wait 🥰😘

    Little Owl Loves March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • What to see in Valencia!
    https://youtu.be/zrpE6wRLoJI valencia❤

    Ivan Dakovic March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • https://youtu.be/f6tEKCVKY2o

    Inmigración March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Can you tell me the name of the restaurant that you have in paella the est you eat at video 7.33 ?
    Do we need to buy ticket if we just walk outside the art and science museum?

    Cynthia Fong March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • you're sooooo boring! nobody care how much do you eat

    Gofac Iorself March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • wow

    Jacob Cuaresma March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Wow! Molta maca de la ciutat !

    Luis Fernando Betancourth March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Where did you guys get the Fideua?

    ncruz69 March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Great video..Cant wait to be there!!!

    Tracy S March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Al Bowly!!!

    Ready Eddie Eddie March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Hey Samuel and Audrey superb video and can you please tell us the name of the restaurant where you tried Paella?

    Atulya Kumar March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • I promise that my name is VALENCIA

    Valencia Tan March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply

    Valencia Tan March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Dude keeps cutting the lady off.

    Stephanie O'Mara March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Looks awesome, really informative. Cant wait to go to Valencia next week now!

    JS Visuals March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • There are a lot more descriptive words than awesome and great. Doesn't provide information. Get a vocabulary, describe attractions rather than sound like Bill and Ted on an EXCELLENT adventure.

    Lori McPherson March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Oh Men. Another boring video with people who are obsessed with food and drink. (Or just don’t know a different way to shoot a video).

    Max Explorer March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Hi Sam and Audrey, thank you for this awesome video. What is the name of the Tapas restaurant you went too please right at the beginning of the video. Am keen to try it. Currently in Valencia now

    GraceT's Traveladventures March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Nice video, very informative!

    Takeshi Asai March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Os Faltó visitar la plaza redonda, la playa y el parque natural de la Albufera, pero no se puede ver todo en dos dias, buen video.

    Destructor78 March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • @Samuel and Audrey, in which month did you go?

    Lou Dong March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • I’m having a bit of a Spanish theme to travel at the moment and visited Seville at the new year. As I’ve some work time off at the start of March I’ve decided to head to Valencia and Madrid and of course had to come here and see if you guys had any recommendations of what to do and, importantly, where and what to eat!! And of course you did so many thanks for this. It looks like a lovely city and will sure be warmer than Edinburgh in March! PS have you guys visited Seville? Great city with so many little bodegas and tapas places and so little time haha 😂

    globaltraveller March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Nice job you two!

    Paul Gallaher March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Would someone write the name of the restaurant at the beginning ?!

    Dr. Fatima Alsulami March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • i enjoyed your vlog. just wondering what time of year u were in valencia. planned a side trip to valencia from and spend a night before heading to madrid

    fildeps March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • I'm so happy to see Valencia get a little love. I've been visiting there for over 25 years. It's my absolute favorite Spanish city. Small(ish), warm, fun, very few tourists, cheap and great food.

    Robin Schick March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • You visited the right attractions, only missed the roman ruins at the Almoina.
    The Turia gardens at the old river bed (9km) is a must, you made 40% by bike, but when you reach the 100% near the zoo , it continues on the actual Turia river bed for… don't know like 30km more?

    F. Verdú March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • Love this video. Currently in Valencia, and it is amazing here, really loving it here. The Arts and Sciences building/area was superb!

    Leaving on Saturday to go back to miserable London, but will be returning back here again!

    Louie M March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • I’m here in Valencia as I watch this video.

    Si Señor March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • solo os interesa……..comer

    Segune Gu March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply

    TORY GRAVES March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply
  • I love valennnnnnncia

    GRADY BRAATEN March 24, 2020 3:40 am Reply

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