Strolling through its streets is one of those pleasures you shouldn't miss out on.
The Carmen neighbourhood welcomes you among labyrinthine streets full of history, palaces, legends and plenty of leisure activities. Walk through the Torres de Quart, climb the Miguelete and enjoy unique views. Sit down in the Plaza del Negrito for a glass of Agua de Valencia, continue walking along Calle Caballeros and notice how El Carmen gradually conquers you. Once it does, it will be a lifelong love.
Are you passionate about history? Discover the origin of the Holy Grail in the heart of Valencia, go inside a Cathedral with centuries of history behind it, feel the fervour in the Basilica of the Vírgen de los Desamparados and discover heritage treasures such as l'Almoina. All you have to do is get to the Plaza de la Virgen and its surroundings and let yourself be carried away.
Like a trip back in time from which you don't want to return: that's how you feel when you visit Valencia's Central Market. Located inside a magnificent pre-modernist building, it offers top-quality products every day and, above all, the charm of its people and that "I don't know what" that you breathe in the neighbourhood markets. Just opposite, the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) -declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO- is one of the must-see places in Valencia, as is the Church of Santos Juanes, located just a few metres away.
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències is an essential visit if you come to Valencia. The work of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, it has several buildings that have become icons of the city. It is a scientific and cultural leisure complex to enjoy with family or friends that today occupies around two kilometres of the old Turia riverbed.