As a petition from some friends from long time ago I decided create that post, just to help them what to do, how to move and what to eat in Valencia, Spain. I made that map, however pictures are not mine so I included directly pictures from others, referencing them and without profit… I will replace them gradually when I will do tourism in my own city ;-)
If you (the reader) have any suggestions or doubts, please do not hesitate contact me and let me know! Also If I stay here and you need help during your tour I do not have any problem go with you, as I like meet with foreign people and opening my mind.
Basically I split the points in 5 sections plus 2 regions:
- Blue points: main places to visit.
- Yellow points: secondary places to visit (due to distance or less importance)
- Green points: Gastronomic places
- Red points: Transport directions for specific addresses.
And the regions/lines:
- Red line: Interesting walks on avenues, streets, etc.
- Yellow region: Interesting districts to visit.
Blue points index (main places):
- Palacio de las Artes: Arts Palace http://www.lesarts.com/
- Oceanografico: Oceanographic Museum http://www.cac.es/oceanografic/
- Museo de las ciencias: Museum of Science http://www.cac.es/museo/
- Hemisferic: Hemispheric http://www.cac.es/hemisferic/
- Estacion del Norte: Modernist art railway station
- Plaza de toros: Bullfighter ring
- Plaza del Ayuntamiento: City Hall and centrally square.
- Jardines del Real o Viveros: Big gardens.
- La Lonja: Gothic monument used for silk protected by UNESCO.
- Plaza de la Reina: Queen Square
- Plaza de la Virgen: Virgin’s Square
- Basilica de los desamparados: Basilica of helpless or unprotected.
- Miguelete o Micalet: Micalet Tower.
- Catedral de Valencia: Cathedral of Valencia.
- Torres de Quart: Towers and ‘door’s of Valencia.
- Torres de Serrano: Towers and ‘door’s of Valencia.
- Mercado Central: Old Central Market.
- Palacio Marques de Dos Aguas
Yellow points index (secondary places):
- Puerto de Valencia: Port of Valencia
- Campo de futbol de Mestalla: Valencia C.F. stadium football team.
- Jardin Botanico: Botanic garden.
- Albufera: Lake/Loch and natural Park
- Puente de la Alameda: Modern bridge.
- Glorieta: Square with garden
- Jardines de la Glorieta: Gardens of ‘Glorieta’
- Parque Parterre: Garden with old trees
Green points index (food):
- El Palmar: Best place/location to eat paella.
- Restaurante Forcat en la Calle Roteros: Good place to eat rice.
- Kebap turco en Bolseria: Cheap place to eat a good Kebap. [fastfood]
- Bar de los Montaditos gratis en Benimaclet: Students place to eat and drink really cheap. [fastfood]
Pink points index (drinks):
- Hochateria Daniel en Alboraya: One of best places to drink Horchata. An alternative are “Horchateria Rin” and “Horchateria els Sarriers“.
- Black Note: Jazz/Blues and cool music pub.
- Zona de copas por Bolseria: A bit expensive, but centric place in old town with good movement of young people.
- El Negrito bar: Good place to drink.
- Bar los Picapiedra: Another good place to drink cheap in old town.
- Sherlock Holmes: British pub in old town.
- Blue Iguana: Cool music in Canovas region.
- Cafe Lisboa: Good place to drink a coffee in old town.
Red points index (directions):
- Metro/Underground Calle Colon o Calle Xativa: direction Rafelbunyol or Palmaret and stop in Benimaclet station, go outside upstairs and…
- Metro/Underground transbordo Tranvia Benimaclet: Take the tramv direction Beach.
- Tranvia en Eugenia Vines: Stop in Eugenia Vines, from there not more than 1 min walking to Malvarrosa Beach.
Red lines index (walking):
- El Rio (Antiguo cauce del Rio Turia): Old river now dried up where you could walk in a fantastic esplanade.
- Calle Colon (Comercial Street): Probably the centrist place in Valencia after “Plaza del Ayuntamiento”. On that street you could find lots of shops, people walking, etc.
- Playa de la Malvarrosa (Beach): Nice beach from Valencia where you could walk arriving to the Port in one side, or arriving to “La Patacona” in other side (Beach of Alboraya and more quiet).
- Calle Caballeros (Old street): Old street in the old town from Valencia, it connects an amazing “Plaza de la Virgen” to “Bolseria” a good place for drink and meet young people.
Yellow regions index (districts):
- Barrio del Carmen: Old town from Valencia, before it was much more for alternative people, however now is a mix with modern and old pubs style, also lots of places to drink a coffee, walk, etc.
- Barrio de Benimaclet: Students district, before it was a ‘village’ now is like a ‘village’ inside Valencia, but it is a part of Valencia indeed.
Suggested typical food from Valencia:
Suggested typical food from Spain:
Suggested typical drinks from Valencia:
- Ron con cola or cubalibre
Suggested typical drinks from Spain:
- Vino tinto Rioja: Popular with older people generally.
- Sangria: Popular with young people
- Cafe solo: expresso.
- Cortado: coffee with milk.