After having talked about what to see in Valencia, now I want to share with you the 8 experiences to enjoy in Valencia, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.
As for the most phenomenal experience to live in Valencia (which you can find briefly described in this post), I also wanted to dedicate an entire article that you can’t miss to read. And above all, you can’t not go at least once in your life to this traditional Spanish festival, have a look at this article of mine -> Las Fallas in Valencia: one of the most beautiful festivals in Spain
You should read also: the best things to do in Valencia
8 experiences to enjoy in Valencia
As I have explained in my previous post, Valencia is a multi-purpose city, we can find everything. It is definitely one of the places to visit in Spain. By day, by night, Valencia never stops. There is always something to do but you always need some tips from someone who has already been there.
1 – Eating paella at Toni Montoliu’s Barraca
Of all the things to do this is the one that will surely make you make up for your paella craving. Once you eat Toni’s paella, you will forget about all the other paella courses eaten everywhere. Among other things, if you contact him first and ask to join the small tour he offers to those who come to visit him. You will have the chance to discover the real recipe of Valencian paella.
Note: if you want to go home knowing how to cook an excellent Paella, why don’t you try a -> Paella Valenciana Workshop
2 – Join the Las Fallas and Corpus festivities
Let’s say that these are the two most peculiar moments of the year to visit Valencia. This is a very interesting city and during these holidays it becomes even more so. The festival of Las Fallas starts at the end of February and ends on March 19th. Its most important phase, where the city becomes jubilant, is between the 15th and 19th of March.
It is a great festival where famous people are mocked with masks/statues that look like great caricatures. The city comes alive and on March 19th everything ends with a big bonfire with which the masks are burned. This is a tradition carried on for two hundred years. The Corpus Christi festival is also a great time to visit the city. On the Visit Valencia website you can find more information.
3 – A trip to Las Arenas beach
With the America’s Cup, the port area of Valencia has come back to life and has been completely redeveloped. Today in front of Las Arenas beach there are countless clubs and restaurants where you can have lunch or relax in front of the sea. The area is very beautiful and people also come simply for a walk. Just consider that on the 22nd of November the restaurants were almost packed and a lot of people were walking on the beach.
Worth mentioning is the Panorama Restaurant. It is in an exceptional location and it is very nice to have lunch in this restaurant offering standard prices. It is certainly an impressive restaurant as you can see from the pictures.
4 – Drinking an Agua de Valencia at the Café de las Horas
After a day spent visiting the city I would recommend this place which is a landmark for Valencia. In this place you will suddenly travel back in time and have to taste the most famous digestive of Valencia. Its name is Agua de Valencia. It’s an alcoholic drink made with orange juice.
5 – Visit the typical food shop (Original CV)
Another thing not to be missed in Valencia is this shop where I walked into to take a break while walking around the city. Since I really liked it I wanted to mention it and put it among the things to do so that you can take a tour. It offers countless local and artisan products related to the typical culinary products of Valencia. It’s named Original CV, it has really a lot of stuff.
6 – Be amazed in front of the beauty of the North Station
Valencia’s train station is absolutely one of the most fascinating ones to visit in Valencia. If you were to get there by train you would hardly notice it because, usually, when you get off the train you are used to being in pleasant surroundings without any artistic interest. When you arrive in Valencia, however, stop in the station hall. You will notice that it is decorated with ceramic mosaics, it is absolutely exceptional.
7 – Have fun with the structure of the Valencia Science Museum
You won’t get much from the title and in fact it’s also difficult to explain. The science museum has long since become part of the 8 experience to do in Valencia. When you’re at the Science Museum you’ll notice that the structure is made with huge arches. If you are with someone, tell the person who is with you to go to the opposite end of the arch and you, of course, to the other side.
I don’t know what is the physical reason for this, but, although at a distance of almost center meters, you will be able to hear yourself talking, even softly. The voice flows along the whole structure and reaches your partner. It was a nice discovery, certainly if you are traveling with your children it will be a great way to entertain them.
You wish to visit the city of arts and sciences of Valencia -> CLICK HERE for the tickets
8 – Visit the city of arts and sciences at dusk
In my opinion this place of the city is magical and therefore worthy of one of my tips. It’s the opposite of the city centre. Given the vastness of the places you will feel as if you were almost alone. The area is already very beautiful of its own. But the evening falls gives it that romantic touch that makes it magical. The light reflected on the water makes it really special. In my opinion, this is the best time to enjoy it.