10 Lovely Places to Visit in Valencia
If you are one of those people who always forget the dates and haven’t bought a present for your other half («media naranja» or orange half as they say in Spanish!) for Valentine’s Day, don’t worry – we are here to help! Below are 10 beautiful places you can visit in Valencia with a loved one or friend to celebrate!
PASEO MARÍTIMO Y MARINA REAL
If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Valencia are sun and beaches, then this is your place. Take a lovely walk with your loved one through the Paseo Marítimo and La Marina Real , have a coffee or a tea on one of the many terraces, watching the sea and the sunset.
JARDINES DEL REAL
Also known as the Jardines de Viveros, this is one of the most beautiful parks in Valencia. Full of trees and plants, you can find the remains of many old Palaces and sculptures, a lake, and even a lot of peacocks! It’s the perfect plan to take new pictures for your photo album.
PLAZA DE LA REINA
One of the most iconic squares in the city center, Plaza de la Reina, is just a few minutes walk from Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Surrounded by old facades, and lots of terraces, the most important building there is the tower of El Miguelete or El Micalet. Only 207 steps separate you from one of the most spectacular views of Valencia.
PARQUE DE CABECERA
The biggest park in Valencia is located in the west part of the city. Lots of people go there to enjoy a picnic or rent a boat and sail on the lake. Many people go with their children to feed the fish, ducks and turtles that live there. It’s the perfect place to get away from the noise and stress of the city.
CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS
The newest and most modern buildings of Valencia are here. L’Oceanogràfic, el Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, l’Umbracle, l’Àgora, and the spectacular l’Hemisfèric, get thousands of visitors every day from all over the world. It’s in the southeast of the city, very close to the Port of Valencia. There are also some shopping centers around, so you can go shopping or have dinner there.
ANTÍGUO CAUCE DEL RÍO TÚRIA
Turia Park, known as «the lung of Valencia», is located in the old riverbed which was dried out after the flood many years ago. The Antíguo Cauce has a length of 7 km linking Parque de Cabecera and Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. You can walk through the park or enjoy a nice bike ride here.
JARDINES DE MONFORTE
One of the most beautiful places in the city. A little Palace, between two small gardens, full of plants and flowers. Many people go there to take pictures of its beauty. It’s simply a must if you are in Valencia.
PLAZA DE LA VIRGEN
The most important square in Valencia in the Fallas festival. Thousands of falleras and falleros leave flowers for the Vírgen de los Desamparados in la Ofrenda de Flores, on March 17th and 18th. Plaza de la Vírgen has one of the most photographed fountains in Valencia. It’s just in front of the Basílica de Valencia, very close to Plaza de la Reina, and just five minutes walk from the Antiguo Cauce.
This is the biggest private garden in Valencia and it is part of the Universitat de València, but it’s open for everyone who wants to visit its big variety of plants and trees from all over the world. You can have a walk or read a book here surrounded by nature.
Albufera isn’t actually in the city of Valencia, but it’s just 15 minutes away by car. L’Albufera is a Natural Park south of the city. You can watch the sunset with many species of migratory birds in view, take a boat ride or have dinner in one of the villages around the lake.
Now there’s no excuse to not have a romantic plan with your loved one, or to let yourself fall in love with Valencia! You won’t regret it!