Valencia has become one of my favourite destinations when visiting Spain and is one of many great Spanish cities. There are a number of great beaches, restaurants and hotels in Valencia to enjoy and it makes it one of my favourite places to visit here. I thought i would make a list of some of my favourite things to do here, so here goes. Read on to find out more about this amazing city.
The Oceanogràfic Valencia or Oceanografic of Valencia is actually the biggest aquarium in all of Europe and is home to over 45,000 specimens! These include tropical fish, penguins and much more. Incredibly these come from all over the world and is one of the most unique collections of marine life that I have ever seen. Aside from this the architecture is incredible and could be described as extremely modern. Some may even describe it as experimental and it is definitely influenced by the sea creatures that lie inside it. It truly is something that you have to see to believe and you can even eat at the underwater restaurant too!
Visit the Central Market
The historical Mercado Central is one of the best places to visit in Valencia and I absolutely love to wander around and pretend like I am a local. The market is divided into several different sections, depending on the food, such as meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, etc. The Spanish are well known for the amazing cured meats, like ham and sausages that they make, so I would highly recommend trying some of these to take back home or just eat whilst you are there! There are also a number of cafes, restaurants and bars in the area too, so it is a great place to have a look around and then drink or eat something.
No visit to Valencia would be complete without a visit to the beach and there are so many great beaches here that you need to at least try a few. The clean and untouched beaches are amazing to enjoy on a hot day, my personal favourite is probably La Malvarrosa and it is located around the port area right next to the city. There are also some more beaches located outside of the city itself that are definitely worth a visit, so don’t just restrict yourself to the city limits.