- Drassanes Reials
- Port of Valencia
- Museo de la Semana Santa Marinera
- Paseo Marítimo
- Arenal and Malvarrosa beaches
In this tour we will see the Mediterranean Valencia. Here we will see monuments dating back to the 15th century beside 21st century buildings.
Begin the walk at Drassanes Reials (shipyards) where boats were constructed in ancient times. This is a fascinating example of civil Gothic buildings of the Crown of Aragon.
Just a few steps away, is the Port of Valencia. This recently remodelled port was the venue for the America’s Cup and is one of the settings of the Formula 1 Grand Prix held in the city each year. It was once a symbol of the economic growth that made the city and its port the most important in the Kingdom, even more so than Barcelona. It has now been converted into an attractive leisure area where we can find numerous bars and pubs to have a relaxing drink.
Taking advantage of our visit to the port, we can go to the Museo de la Semana Santa Marinera (Easter Museum), entry is free and it will give us an idea of what life on the sea was like in bygone times.
We can even find a Rice Museum but … if we want to enjoy a good paella we must undoubtedly go to the Paseo Marítimo (beachfront). This promenade goes along the Arenal and Malvarrosa beaches and offers numerous restaurants to enjoy Valencian cuisine, undoubtedly an experience not to be missed.