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Valencia is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers a perfect combination of beaches and culture, past and present. The birthplace of paella, it boasts a thriving food scene featuring Michelin-starred restaurants as well as quirky tapas bars. Its neighbourhoods come to life during traditional festivals like Las Fallas, and every night is lively in trendy districts like Ruzafa or El Carmen.

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Central Market
Mercat Central de València, Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, Valencia

Opposite La Lonja, you will find the oldest food market in Europe, housed in a fascinating building in a true Valencian style. The market is just as lively now as it was a hundred years ago as if time had stood still. This is a great place to buy some local delicacies and experience Valencia's daily life.

City of Arts & Sciences
Avenida del Professor López Piñero 7, Valencia

The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, or City of Arts and Sciences, is a cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava that has become the number one attraction in Valencia. Walking around and taking photos of the stunning buildings is a pleasure in itself, and that does not cost anything. However, it is well worth the entrance fee to explore the various exhibits inside.

La Pepica
Passeig de Neptú 6, Valencia

La Pepica is a popular dining destination that has been frequented by a long list of celebrities, including Ernest Hemingway and various actors and footballers. It has been a beloved institution in Valencia for over 100 years, serving excellent paellas and seafood dishes right on the city's seafront.

El Ocho Y Medio
Plaça de Lope de Vega 5, Valencia

The location in the Old Town, as well as the interior of wooden beams and original design by Daniel Torres, provide a warm ambience to this restaurant. The cuisine can best be described as creative, with one of the specialities being black paella.

Mercado Central de Valencia
Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, Valencia

Located in one of Valencia's most iconic modernist buildings, the Central Market is the largest fresh produce market in Europe. It features over 1,200 stalls selling a variety of items, including fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, nuts, fish, and seafood. The market is bursting with colour, aroma and flavour, and is a must-visit destination for anyone in the city. Don't forget to stop at the Central Bar for some tapas while you're there!

Rastro Market
Near the Beteró Metro Station

El Rastro de Valencia is a weekly flea market that takes place on Sunday mornings and attracts over 500 vendors each week. It is one of the largest flea markets in Spain and offers a wide variety of items, including old books, ornaments, toys, household items, jewellery, vinyl records, vintage clothing, ceramics, and more. The market is a great way to spend a few hours exploring and finding unique treasures but is open for a short time, so it's best to arrive early to avoid the largest crowds.

Valencia Airport (VLC)
Aeropuerto de Valencia, Carretera del Aeropuerto, Manises, Valencia

Valencia Airport is located approximately eight kilometres west of Valencia. Bus line 150 departs to the city and the port, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. You can also take one of the two underground lines that connect the airport to the city, the journey takes about 25 minutes. The taxi service in València is provided by the urban taxis of the joint service area. Please note that there is a supplement for journeys from the airport, and make sure that the taxi driver starts the taximeter at the beginning of the journey. It is advisable to request a receipt in case you need to file a complaint or claim. The metropolitan bus line 150, also known as the Metrobus, connects the airport to the city centre of València, with intermediate stops at Mislata, Quart de Poblet, and Manises. The Metrovalencia line 3 links the airport to the city centre, the university area, and the northern part of the metropolitan area. The station is located on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal, and there is an information office available in the airport's arrivals area.

Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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