The third largest city in Spain, Valencia is a bustling and dynamic modern city that remains firmly rooted in its own heritage, with among the best historic heritage sites in the region. Located on the eastern coast of Spain, the city possesses some of the finest beaches in Spain and its excellent climate, views and architecture have turned it into one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Beyond its geography, the city is famous for its exceptional cuisine, being the birthplace of Paella, and of Falles, an exciting Valencian festival. Whether you are looking for adventure or the relaxing climate of eastern Spain, flights to Valencia have something for everyone.
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Things to do in Valencia
Valencia is famous for its exceptional local cuisine, and food continues to play an important part in the day-to-day life of those who live there. Excellent vendors selling delicious tapas or Spanish street food are scattered throughout the city, as are bars selling the inimitable local wines. As the oldest city in Spain, the town is also famed for its astonishing array of museums and heritage sites, including the vast old town, which encompasses over 160 hectares of the city centre, one of the largest preserved old towns in Spain. If you grow tired of exploring historical sites, the city also boasts a dynamic nightlife with an impressive collection of nightclubs and bars.
When in Valencia, be sure to:
Visit the enormous Port of Valencia
In March attend the unique and exciting Falles festival
In August attend La Tomatina, a huge tomato fight in the nearby town of Buñol
Walk the grounds of the University of Valencia
Stroll around the ancient Barrio del Carmen and see its Roman and Arabic architecture
Gaze at the creations of master architect Santiago Calatrava, who produced the city of Arts and Sciences
Visit the magnificent Valencia Cathedral
Enjoy the gardens at the base of the old Turia River
Explore the Plaça del Ajuntament
Spend an evening at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía opera house and cultural centre
Valencia Airport is situated 8 km west of Valencia.
There are several travel options to get to the airport. The MetroBus takes 45 minutes from the city centre, whilst the AeroBus shuttle service takes approximately 18 minutes. Lines 3 and 5 of the metro network also lead from the city centre to the airport and the airport can also be accessed via the subway network. The airport can also be accessed by road, enabling you to take a taxi or a rental car.
Airport codeVLCThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Valencia is VLC
Popular AirlineRyanairMost popular airline flying to Valencia