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Valencia Holiday Guide

Valencia is a lively and vibrant city with a number of great attractions and sights to see. Whatever you want from your holiday in Valencia, we're sure you'll find something that will appeal.

Things to do on a holiday in Valencia

In recent years, Valencia has blossomed as a tourist destination and there are plenty of things for visitors to do. The most popular attraction in the city, and something we would definitely recommend you take the time to visit during your holiday in Valencia, is the modern Ciutat de les Arts i les Ci'ncies (City of Arts and Sciences). There are all manner of attractions at this impressive and expansive complex, with an IMAX cinema, planetarium, an open-air oceanographic park and the amazing interactive museum of science, which is housed in a building resembling the skeleton of a whale. The City of Arts and Sciences is an absolute must-see for anyone looking for city breaks in Valencia as we're sure you'll enjoy this amazing complex. There are many other museums in Valencia for visitors to enjoy too, such as the Bullfighting Museum and the Museum of Fine Art.

If you're looking for something a little more traditional, there are plenty of historic monuments and buildings to discover. The Cathedral of Valencia is one of the city's most popular sights, while the medieval churches and various parks and gardens are also huge draws for anyone who chooses to holiday in Valencia.

Enjoy a party holiday in Valencia

Valencia is known throughout Spain for its fine cuisine and the famous Spanish dish paella comes from the region. There are plenty of traditional restaurants to check out, where you will be able to try different types of paella and other local favourites including the tortilla (Spanish omelette) and calamare (fried squid). There are also plenty of restaurants serving international cuisine so whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

Valencia is a lively and bustling city and there are plenty of bars and clubs with a wide variety of musical genres on offer. There are also live music bars, live shows and much more so city breaks in Valencia are hugely popular with those seeking a fun-filled trip with friends.

Visit Valencia for festivals and events

Valencia is home to one of Spain's biggest football teams, Valencia CF, and many people choose to visit Valencia to catch a home match or take a tour of their impressive stadium, the Estadio Mestalla.

Valencia is known for Las Fallas, a famous festival which takes place in March every year. Las Fallas celebrates fine food, local culture, music and much more as the whole city is consumed by a real carnival atmosphere. For something a little different and unique to the region, you may wish to visit the nearby town of Bu'ol for La Tomatina, an annual tomato fight that takes place in August. Valencia also currently hosts the Formula 1 European Grand Prix and will continue to do so until at least 2014.