Valencia at a glance
Valencia is a unique short break destination. Nestled between mountains and sea, the city’s dual landscape mirrors its charming blend of old and new. Historic sights and a rich tradition combine with futuristic architecture, a vibrant nightlife and lovely green spaces to create an experience of beautiful, varying landscapes and abundant attractions.
With a history dating back to 138 BC, Valencia is one of the most historic cities in Spain. Founded by the Romans, the city was under Moorish rule from the 8th to the 13th century. Islamic influence remains in the city to this day with historic sights such as the old town wall, the bath house and the Valencia Cathedral that was converted into a mosque.
Perfect if you’re looking for
- Historic sites
- Picturesque setting
- Art and culture
Valencia is the perfect city break destination to explore on foot, but for those wanting to use public transport the city operates a bus and train service.
Bikes are becoming a popular mode of transportation in Valencia, with a growing number of rental locations available throughout the city.
New developments and established favourites make Valencia’s shopping experience variable and appealing. Whether you are looking for high street retailers, artisan boutiques, designer shops or open air markets, Valencia offers plenty of choice.
Dining in Valencia
It is difficult to not be impressed by the food in Valencia. With influences from neighbouring regions, the ingredients are fresh and often sourced locally, with rice, vegetables and seafood based dishes found on most menus.
Must-try local dishes
- Gaspacho – a tomato based soup with cucumber, bell pepper, onion and stale bread, often served cold
- Paella – a rice based dish flavoured with chicken, rabbit or seafood
- Pastissets – a sweet pastry filled with an almond or potato filling
Get your tailor-made city break itinerary
Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Valencia designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice (not just Saturday to Saturday!)
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of Valencia hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 797,028 Languages Castillian, Valenciana Currency Euro Visa Information No visa required for EU citizens
- Average temperatures
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- Interesting facts
Experience paella in its home city - choose from a huge array of paella restaurants on the Valencia beachfront!
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Valencia 8 km
- Railway stations
Estacio del Nord