About Valencia and things to do
València is located on Spain’s eastern coast, at the mouth of the Turia River, right in the centre of the Gulf of València.
It is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, a stretch of water which has gradually forged the city’s character over the centuries.
Bask in the city’s pleasant climate, stroll along its wide sandy beaches, just fifteen minutes from the centre of València, catch a glimpse of its past, sample the local cuisine and discover the richness of its culture.
You won’t get enough of this Mediterranean city, with more than 2,000 years of history, green spaces, various museums, historic buildings, lively squares with terraces to enjoy the sun, not to forget the long sandy beaches… The list is long, but here’s a selection of the essential things you need to do in Valencia.
Begin with a view of the historic centre and its rich artistic heritage. You can see the Holy Grail in the Cathedral; the Silk Exchange, a jewel of civil Gothic; the Central Market, one of the most alive and appetising in Europe; the ancient Roman ruins in the Almoina Museum, or go up to contemplate an unbeatable panoramic view of the city from the Miguelete or the Torres de Serrano.
Also, you can’t miss enjoying a good Paella by the beach. Nine kilometres of fine sand and a stone’s throw from the centre. The beaches of València are waiting for you!
You have the urban beaches of El Cabañal and La Malvarrosa, in the area of Poblados Marítimos, next to the famous neighbourhood of El Cabañal. A little further north continues the beach of Patacona, and to the south follow the beaches of Pinedo, La Devesa and El Saler, in the Natural Park of La Albufera.
All of them have a blue flag, are accessible by public transport and have good restaurants to enjoy the gastronomy of the area.
If you still have time, there are many things to see in Valencia. The city has more than 30 museums for everyone, from Fine Arts to Lead Soldiers, Science and IVAM.
In addition, you must have to try the authentic Valencian horchata or a good hot chocolate with churros. The Colón Market, the Plaza de la Reina or the Plaza de la Virgen has good establishments for this and are also very atmospheric and interesting places to visit in Valencia.
Mestalla Stadium Tour
Forevertour Mestalla is a tour through the history of València CF that will make you feel like a professional footballer. Visit the trophy room, the VIP gallery, the press room and the dressing room. Feel the excitement as you walk down the tunnel before treading on Mestalla’s turf and sitting down on the bench to take in the panoramic view of Spain’s oldest stadium with more than 90 years of history.
The tour departs from Access for 3 at the stadium and takes about one hour. Please note there are no tours on closed-door training days. On match days, tours are held up to 5 hours before kick-off (Dressing room will not be visited).