Attractions in Valencia

Valencia attractions include some of Europe's most awesome architecture, museums, sights and tourist places that you must visit during your trip to Valencia, Spain.

The City of the Arts and Sciences

The city of the Arts and Sciences is an amazing place, a complex of buildings (considered as the city within a city) famous worldwide for the stunning architecture that receives more than 4 million visitors every year. This complex was designed by Santiago Calatrava to receive visitors without any charge; the city is made up of the following places:

  • L'Hemisferic: It's an amazing place for entertainment, where you can enjoy adventures through spectacular images in Imax Cinema Dome, Planetarium and Laserium. Prices and further information. L'Hemisferic prices

  • Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe: It's a Science museum famous for being the spot for interactive science; it's considered as the best option to know in a didactic and entertaining way everything about life, science and technology in order to stimulate curiosity and critical thinking in people. Museum prices

  • L'Oceanografic: It's an open-air oceanographic park, considered as the largest aquarium in Europe divided into 4 aquatic environments: Mediterranean, wetlands, Tropical, Oceans, and Red Sea. You can visit the underwater restaurant, enjoy educational presentations.L'Oceanogr√†fic prices

  • Palacio de las Artes: It's a majestic building that hosts an Opera house and performing arts Centre. Palacio de las Artes prices

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El Carmen

The Barrio del Carmen (Carmen Quartier) is a popular area in Valencia, Spain. Many tourists enjoy walking along the streets seeing many museums, medieval churches and markets.


The Cathedral of Valencia is located in Plaza de la Reina and hosts the oldest museum in the city. It also has a bell tower attached to the cathedral, which offers awesome views of Valencia.

Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda)

This place has a beautiful interior and is located not far away from the Basilica de la Virgin de los Desamparados; this place is where silk merchants used to exchange their works.

Plaza de la Virgen

The Plaza de la Virgen hosts of two Patron Saints of Valencia (The Virgin de los Desamparados and San Vicente Martir), it's a beautiful square hosts the Basilica de la Virgin, many bars, cafes, nightclubs; and this square also hosts many celebrations.

Torres de Serranos

The Serranos Torres are located at the old north gate of the town and they were built in 1394 with a defensive function in mind until they were used as prison for the nobility. Nowadays, you can enjoy splendid views of the city and the river Turia from its terraces.

The Botanic Garden

It's a beautiful Garden that was built for studying medicinal plants of the University of Valencia. It's a spectacular green space and the oldest Botanical gardens in Europe.