What to see in Valencia?
Valencia is a city full of history and beauty, with an endless number of tourist attractions to visit. From our hotel, located next to the City of Arts and Sciences, you are perfectly placed to explore any part of the city. Come and discover it!
City of Arts and Sciences
With its unique architecture and focus on science and culture, the City of Arts and Sciences is a must for any traveller to our city. Just a 10-minute walk from hotel medium valencia, this futuristic complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela houses the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, an interactive adventure for all ages; Oceanográfico, one of the largest aquariums in Europe with more than 500 species of marine life; Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, an opera and lyrical theatre; Umbracle, a viewpoint with an exhibition area of more than 17,500 m²; and Hemisfèric, an amazing planetarium with 3D projections.
Valencia Cathedral is one of the city’s most important landmarks, an impressive monument that offers a unique insight into Valencian history and Gothic architecture (although it retains elements from different periods, from Romanesque to Baroque). It was founded in the 13th century and built on the site of an ancient mosque that was originally a Roman temple. Inside, you can admire the great central nave with its Gothic arches and vaults, the Renaissance frescoes on the high altar that were hidden for centuries, the famous arm of Saint Vincent and, of course, the chalice that, according to tradition, Jesus used during the Last Supper: the Holy Grail.
Declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1931 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) in Valencia is a Gothic Revival building with Renaissance elements that bear witness to the wealth and economic power of the city in the Middle Ages. Built in the 15th century, the building has an area of around 2000 m2 and houses four distinct areas: the Sala de Contratación (Hiring Hall), the Torreón (Tower), the Pabellón del Consolat de Mar (Pavilion of the Consulate of the Sea) and the Patio de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Courtyard). The Lonja de la Seda is best known for its impressive Sala de Contratos, with its carved wooden ceiling and Gothic columns. This hall was the centre of Valencia’s commercial activity for centuries, and today it is a popular tourist destination for visitors wishing to learn about Valencia’s history and culture.
If you are a gastronomy lover, you cannot miss Valencia’s Central Market, located in Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, next to the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange). Considered one of the masterpieces of Valencian Modernism, this culinary paradise is home to more than 250 stalls selling fresh food and produce, from fruit and vegetables to fish and seafood, where you can not only shop but also sample the delicious local cuisine.
Malvarrosa Beach is a long golden sandy beach, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the sun and the sea. The beach is surrounded by a promenade with numerous bars and restaurants, and is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, as it has a marked channel for surfing, paddle-surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, etc. And if you are a scuba diving enthusiast, do not miss the Malvarrosa artificial reef, the first underwater sports facility in Spain.
La Albufera de Valencia is a beautiful natural park located 10 kilometres south of the city, known for its stunning landscape of rice paddies and forests. Here you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as boat trips, bike rides and walks along the nature trails.
This museum houses an extensive collection of fallas monuments and sculptures, as well as a large number of objects related to the festival tradition, including traditional costumes, photographs and drawings. Visitors can learn about the history and evolution of the fallas festival over time, as well as the details behind its creation and production. It is just a 7-minute walk from the hotel.
Cycle route through the Turia Gardens
The former riverbed of the Turia has been transformed into a park with gardens full of exotic plants, museums, monuments such as the Calatrava Bridge and the Serrano Towers, palaces and avant-garde buildings such as the City of Arts and Sciences. You can enjoy all this by bike, which you can hire from our hotel.