Holiday rentals and apartments in Valencia City
Valencia City summer sunshine getaway
With its cosmopolitan, historical charm and gorgeous urban beaches, Valencia is a much loved tourist destination along Spain's Costa Blanca. This perfect, sunny city break destination boasts a stunning stretch of coastline with endless, wide golden beaches to choose from. There are plenty of opportunities for experiencing varied and fascinating city sights, as well as excursions to magnificent museums and attractions that have placed this dazzling city firmly on the tourist map!
Sunset views and glorious beaches.
Plan and enjoy an unforgettable family or group holiday with access to all the best historical and contemporary city sights and beaches all easily accessible from your Valencia accommodation. Choose from a variety of conveniently located, chic urban rentals close to all that this culinary and historical mecca has to offer! A selection of spacious, tastefully decorated holiday rentals and apartments offer ample space to accommodate 2, 4, 6 or even 8 guests! Many of the immaculate holiday stays on offer boast a lovely city view from the balcony, with rental options available just metres from the beach!
Holidays in Valencia City: The area and getting around
A Spanish city gem
Take a break in the dazzling port city of Valencia and birthplace of paella on Spain's southeast coast where the Turia River meets the sea. This fabulous city getaway features a renowned cultural hub for the arts and sciences with a world-class planetarium, oceanarium and fabulous interactive museum. This is where futuristic architecture meets the charm of heritage Spain! On the outskirts of the city you can enjoy stunning beaches and walking trails in a pristine wetland reserve.
Sightseeing, premier beaches and local cuisine
With gorgeous sun-drenched Valencia a little over 2 hours by plane from mainland Britain you have every reason to make a long weekend of it enjoying this iconic Spanish city! Enjoy ancient plazas and a myriad of gastronomic adventures and visit one of Europe's most impressive science exhibition centres, La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències where you can see the magnificent aquatic displays at Europe's largest oceanarium. Be sure to take a peek at the exquisite, magical gothic building La Lonja de la Seda, a UNESCO heritage site dating back to the 15th century. Go food shopping at the gorgeous art nouveau Central Market and fill up on paella at a pavement café!
Travellers and activities
Valencia City for beach lovers
Valencia is an unforgettable destination for a perfect combination of lazy beach days and urban sightseeing. With pristine golden sand beaches backed by bustling, sophisticated promenade amenities such as bars and restaurants on your doorstep, there is so much fun to be had! Why not spend the day swimming and sunbathing on Platja de Patacona, Platja de Malva-Rosa or Playa de las Arenas where the city meets the Mediterranean to the east. Further south, you can relish the wild, rugged nature of the beaches along the coast near the Parque Natural de l'Albufera!
Valencia City for museum lovers
Valencia is a mecca for museum lovers with no less than 34 world-class museums to explore that include Spain's second-largest art gallery at the Museo de Bellas Artes. Take your pick from a wonderful choice that includes the fabulous collections in the ceramics and silk museums, the costume museum, the military history museum or The National Science Museum. The city boasts extraordinarily designed spaces for modern art such as the Caixa Forum or Bombas Gens centre.
Top 5 travel tips in Valencia City, Spain
1.Visit La Lonja and the Central Market
Head to the city centre to marvel at the majestic gothic beauty of La Lonja, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In front of this towering, ornate architectural masterpiece you will find a vibrant flea market venue on Sunday mornings where antiques and collectors items exchange hands. Valencia's Central Market boasts over 1200 stalls with gorgeous fresh produce and emblematic Valencia cuisine on offer at Central Bar.
2. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
This impressive, iconic, cultural leisure complex is a must-see, family friendly attraction covering around 2 km. Here you can see the wonders of the deep at Europe's largest Aquarium that is home to 45000 marine specimens! At the Hemisferic you can have your senses dazzled at the 3D cinema with a 900m concave screen! Kids can spend hours at this incredible complex immersed in the interactive displays at the Science Museum.
3. Explore the Bairro El Carmen
Have a ball strolling about this culinary mecca and delightful historic centre of the city. Immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience as you admire fabled architectural sights such as the Portal de la Valldigna, the ancient entrance to the Moorish quarter. The exquisite mural paintings in the vault of the Church of San Nicolas are a must and are likened to the Sistine Chapel in Rome! The area also boasts a number of stunning, paved plazas with ornate fountains perfect for holiday snaps!
4.Spend time in Parque Natural de l'Albufera
Calling all nature lovers! Be amazed by this pristine lagoon paradise just under 10 km south of the city centre where you can experience boat rides, magical hiking routes and a peaceful haven for recharging your senses. This urban oasis boasts lush paddy fields and wooded areas filled with birdsong. The small town of El Palmar is a fantastic lunch destination for traditional cuisine such as eel stew and marinated mullet!
5. Valencia Marina
If you are keen on boats and sailing, make a beeline for Valencia's fabulous marina area that boasts 800 moorings for private sailboats as well as 39 companies offering nautical activities ranging from sailing to diving, kayaking and rowing. Why not hop on board a sunset boat cruise! The area also offers a host of fantastic upmarket restaurants serving delectable Mediterranean cuisine and wonderful, breezy open spaces for walking and cycling.