Valencia Holidays 2014

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Cheap Valencia Holidays

The coastal Spanish city of Valencia is a cultural goldmine, and perfect for those looking to explore. Spain’s third largest city is sprinkled with a myriad of ancient monuments, years-old architecture and bustling markets, and there are plenty of fun indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Top Attractions in Valencia

History enthusiasts will not know where to begin in Valencia. But here are a few of the must sees;

  • La Lonja de la Seda is at the top of our list. It is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful and best preserved Gothic buildings, and promises to have you in awe. Built between 1482 and 1548, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been authentically furnished and will take you back in time.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts is one of Spain’s finest. Its 17th century building holds collections by famous artists such as Velaque, El Greco, and Sorolla. For something a little more contemporary, drop by the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, where there is always something to see. The Palacio Del Marques de Dos Aguas is also a beautiful architectural delight that should be visited, and also has in interesting Ceramics Museum.
  • Torres de Serranos are 14th century gothic guard towers that once stood as the gateway into the city. They’re a great stop-off point that will give you insight as to how Valencia used to defend its city.

Family Holidays in Valencia

Planning a holiday for the whole family can be challenging. Our experts at lowcoastholidays.com have come up with a few suggestions for your cheap Valencia holiday;

  • The kids will enjoy a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences. This sleek building houses a science museum, IMAX centre, planetarium, and marine park. Inside, there are many fun interactive activities to keep everyone busy for an afternoon or two.
  • For a colorful adventure, spend a morning at the lively central or Mercado Market. This beautiful old 1920s Valencian building has hundreds of stalls selling delicious produce. Why not pick up everyone’s favorites and have a family picnic at the popular El Cabanyal beach. This beach is wide and sandy, with parasols to keep the heat at bay.
  • For adventurers, there are also opportunities for quad-biking, paintballing and karting. For something a little tamer, rent out some bikes for the day to see the sights. There is also a bio-park for the animal-lovers.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT +1 hour
Local airport: Valencia
Flight time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Romance

Embarking on a romantic break for two in the warm surroundings of Valencia? Then booking in a trip to Jardin De Ayora is a must. Roam around these romantic gardens at your leisure, winding your way to the fairy-tale palace in the middle. You may just find the prince you were looking for.

Cuisine

Valencia is known for two things – its juicy oranges and perfectly produced rice. The locals pride themselves on offering the best of both, all year around. Therefore, finding a decent restaurant that serves well-made Paella isn’t hard to do. Pato a la naranja is another original dish from this area of Spain and consists of the classic duck served with orange sauce.

Hotels

The Hospes Palau de la Mar is situated in the heart of the city, perfect walking distance to the bars and restaurants and only 1km away from the beach. This five star hotel is minimal in style but exudes luxury and is great for a romantic weekend for two.

Things to do

Embrace the local culture whilst on holiday in Valencia by spending a lazy afternoon exploring The Central Market. Located at the Plaza del Mercado, the market is brimming with food and people, as it’s a great place to get a sense of how the locals live, whilst gorging on some delicious tapas, seafood or paella.