Weekend in Valencia

If you only got the weekend to spend in Valencia, you better make sure that you make the most out of your short stay in one of Spain’s populous and largest cities.

A Mediterranean city, Valencia boasts of its sunny beaches, lively and charming plazas, and great food among others. Surely, a tourist will have a handful of activities, sights, and places to enjoy while in the city. But since your stay is limited, you better make sure that your itinerary will give you an experience that’s truly worth remembering.

Where to Stay

Because you only have three days to spend in Valencia, you have to see to it that you get an accommodation that’s close to the best attractions of the city. Barrio del Carmen, an old town, would be one of your best options as it has close proximity to some of top attractions, restaurants and bars, plazas, and cathedrals.

The Places to Visit

One of the things you never should miss when in the city is paying a visit to the Holy Grail. A sacred object famous in Catholic scriptures and even inDan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”, the Holy Grail is claimed to be lying in the Capilla del Santo Caliz, a cathedral towering Plaza de la Virgen. Your visit here would immerse you in the city’s strong Roman Catholic faith.

On the other hand, proving of Valencia’s balance of religion and science, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, showcases the city’s top of the class planetarium, botanical gardens, aquarium, and science museum. It also features concert spaces that have futuristic themes. For a weekend with the family, the place is a perfect Valencian destination.

For those with inclination in the arts, the Museo de Bellas Artes is one good stop. It displays some of the works by El Greco, Goya, and Velasquez. – Among the country’s art masters. The cultural centers as well as the architecture are worth seeing as well even for just a weekend stay in the city.

What to Eat

If you didn’t know, Valencia is where paella was born. That said, the dish is something to experience in the city. Original Valencian paella may include rabbit, langostines, chicken, seafood, and vegetables; it has yellow-orange color due to the simmered saffron with rice. To get a taste of this special delicacy, L’Alter is one of the restaurants to visit.

Valencia promises a lot of fun and excitement, with a little know-how of the city’s key destinations, there’s no way you will forget this magnificent city.