Travels

Festival: LAS FALLAS

Igniting the papier maché models old tradition of the city's carpenters, who before the Festivity of their patron Saint Joseph, burned in front of their workshops, on the streets and public squares, their useless things and other wooden utensils they used to hold the candles that gave them light during the winter season.

Turia Gardens

The Turia Gardens were created when the Turia River overflowed in 1957. It's a nice place to go for a rest and to watch the birds. Not very big but peacefull

Cathedral

This Cathedral is situated within the old town square. A Roman temple stood on this site, then a mosque, before the cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, mixing Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features.

Address: Plaza de la Reina
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 10am-6.30pm; Sun, 2pm-6.30pm.
Admission: €4.50 (£3.70)

City of Arts and Sciences

Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félx Candela comprises a science museum, IMAX cinema and planetarium, opera house and marine park. The museum has interactive exhibits. The Oceanogràfic is the biggest and most elegant aquarium in Europe with more than 45,000 species. It is a long walk from the old town via the Turia River but a pleasant one. I didn't bother going in as I think the best pictures are of the outside of the building. You need about 20mins to walk around the entire building and take snaps.
Address: Avenida Autopista del Saler 5
Opening times: 10am-6pm and midnight, depending on time of year.
Admission: Individual tickets also available.

Port & Beach

Played home to the America Cup and hosts Formula One Grand Prix every year. The beach is good as far as city beaches go within a city but you can tell its man made and there is no real atmosphere around the beach, it felt some what deserted...I wouldn't advise anyone to stay round this side of town as its like a ghost town and it's veryyyyyyy far from the old town if your walking.

Central Market

Stalls with seasonal produce. Built 1920s one of the largest in Europe. Look up to see the stained glass and mosaics and domes of the iron structure. Try a 2 euro freshly-squeezed juice as you walk around and see all the pig's heads, rabbits and chirizo stands.

Address: Plaza del Mercado
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 8am-3pm
Admission: Free

La Lonja

This is situated opposite the market, the 15th-century silk exchange with Gothic architecture it has World Heritage status.
Address: Plaza del Mercado
Opening times: Tue-Sat, 10am-2pm and 4.30pm-8.30pm; Sun, 10am-3pm
Admission: €2 (£1.65). Free Sat & Sun.

Bullring

They do fights on speciall occasions like the Fallas festival.
Sector Shadow: 120€ (1st row) - 10€ (top, with obstructions), Sector Sun and Shadow: 50€ - 35€, Sector Sun: 44€ - 12€, Novillada (novices): 25 - 9 € (but normally hardly worth it)
Generally speaking, the seats for 10-12 euros have quite poor views so it is best to go for a golden middle - aim for somewhere around 30-35€ for a very decent viewing.

Turia River

The river Turia passed through the city until a 1957 flood forced the council to redirect it around the city. The former riverbed is now a park that snakes through the city. Very pleasant walk along the river with lots to see along the way, very well looked after and very peacefull.

Torres de Quart

Medieval tower was part of the ancient wall that surrounded the old city.
Address: Plaza de Fueros, Valencia 46003

Plaza Redonda - Round Square

Address: Pescaderia, Vallanca and Síndico, 46001 Full of shops that specialize in textiles. Colourful market on Sundays.

Quart Towers

The Quart Towers were a part of this old Christian city wall build in the 14th century. The exterior still shows signs of the bombardments suffered during France’s siege of the city in 1808. It was once used as a womans prison and a military prison.
Address: Guillem de Castro 89, Valencia 46003.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 - 16:30 to 20:30
Sundays: 10:00 to 15:00.
Mondays closed.
Free Entry

City Hall

A key point of reference for visitors and inhabitants equally. This is where they house daily mascleta (daylight fireworks) during the week of the Fallas festival.
Address: Plaza del Ayuntamiento 1, Valencia 46003