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Valencia

Valencia is the capital of the Valencian Community. With just over 700,000 inhabitants, it is the third most populated city in Spain. Elegant and discreet, Valencia has so much to offer: the tourist attractions include historical monuments, museums, parks, restaurants, beaches and leisure facilities.

What is there to see in the capital city of Valencia?

Central Market

Mercat Central - Valencia
Mercat Central - Valencia

The Central Market is one of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia. Built in the late 19th century, this stunning edifice represents a style known as Valencian Art Nouveau. 

Its features include the use of glass and steel, tall domes and carefully sloped roofs, which allow light to filter in and illuminate the beautiful ceramic tiles inside the building. 

The Central Market is regarded as an authentic temple of gastronomy and is a meeting point for Valencian citizens: open from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., inside you will find a bar and stalls selling fresh local products (meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, etc.).

Valencia Cathedral & The Holy Grail

Valencia Cathedral & The Holy Grail
Valencia Cathedral

Valencia Cathedral was built in the 13th century on the foundations of a Roman temple that was converted into a mosque during the Arab occupation.

In addition to its unique architecture, the cathedral houses an extraordinary collection of art and objects, including paintings and sculptures from the Spanish Renaissance, 15th-century frescoes and paintings by Maella and Goya, among other artists.

One of the hallmarks of Valencia Cathedral is the bell tower, nicknamed 'El Miguelete' and which provides a fantastic panoramic view of the city. To enjoy it, you will have to climb a winding spiral staircase, but the views are well worth it.

Moreover, Valencia Cathedral guards one of the most spectacular pieces of treasure in Christendom: the Holy Grail, which is said to be the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper.

Made of agate and dating back to Roman times, its origin has been corroborated by experts. But who can really be sure it's authentic? What we do know is that the Holy Chalice safeguarded in Valencia has been protected by many Kings and Popes for hundreds of years.

City of Arts and Science
City of Arts and Science

City of Arts and Science

The City of Art and Science of Valencia is a cultural complex that runs along the old course of the river Turia, which has been converted into a large urban garden. 

The visually impressive buildings serve various purposes: an opera house, science museum, planetarium, 3D cinema and one of the biggest aquariums in Europe, featuring dolphins, walruses, seals and sharks. A must-visit for the whole family!

Las Fallas

Las Fallas
Las Fallas

Las Fallas is Valencia's most important and best-known popular festival. It is celebrated in the month of March, and for several days the city's streets are filled with the smell of gunpowder, the noise of firecrackers and the colourful explosions of fireworks. 

The origin of Las Fallas is associated with the ancient tradition of the city's carpenters storing materials and belongings during the winter, which were then burned in a joyous ceremony along with rags and other objects upon the arrival of spring. 

Over the years, these piles of materials gradually took the shape of today's elaborate, spectacular figures or "ninots".   

The province of Valencia

In addition to the capital city, the province of Valencia boasts a wide range of attractions.

La Albufera

La Albufera
La Albufera

La Albufera is one of the most beautiful and unique natural spots in the Valencian Community. 

This large freshwater lake is separated from the sea by the Dehesa del Saler woods and a 1-km long strip of sand and is hugely popular with nature lovers. 

This Nature Park is located just a stone's throw from the city of Valencia and is one of the most important wetlands in Spain. 

In addition, it has been declared a Special Bird Protection Area and is highly recommended for birdwatching.

Sagunto

Sagunto
Sagunto

Sagunto is a town steeped in history. Its main attractions include the Castle Complex - which Hannibal destroyed in 210 BC - and the Roman theatre with a capacity of 8,000 spectators and which hosts a classical theatre programme in the summer.

If you visit Sagunto, we recommend visiting the old town (the Jewish quarter) and the main arcaded square. 

Other attractions include the museum of archaeology, the Church of Salvador and the nearby beaches of Almardá and Puerto de Sagunto.

Hoces del Cabriel River

Valencia - Campsites

Hoces del Cabriel Nature Park is a protected natural area. It is located in the Requena-Utiel region, an area of vineyards ideal for wine tourism.

The river carves a deep ravine through the limestone terrain. It features unique fauna and flora, making it the perfect destination for engaging in adventure sports such as rafting and climbing.

Valencia - Campsites

Approaching Kiko Park Rural, you will see a small hilltop village set in a landscape of mountains, vines and a jewel-like lake. Kiko was a...

This small rural campsite is tucked away inland, at the foot of Mt Toro in an area regarded as a natural landscape and yet just...

An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, this campsite is set among the pine forests of the Sierra de Enguera mountains about 1 hour from Valencia and 10...

Camping Natura is tucked away inland about 30 minutes drive from the bustle of the coast and offers a spacious, peaceful retreat where you can...

Situated high in the Sierra Mariola National Park, in a beautiful rural setting but only 12 km. from the old town of Bocairent, this is...

Camping Malvarrosa de Corinto is a lovely place to relax, right beside the beach on the Orange Blossom Coast. A path lined with tall palm...

Camping Puzol is a family campsite located on Puzol beach. Only 14 km. From Valencia, the campsite is next to the sandy beach and surrounded...

Here’s a campsite in a great spot: a stone’s throw from the beach, a short 15 km drive from Valencia and plenty to do on...

Camping Coll Vert is located in Playa de Pinedo and the nearby Albufera nature reserve, only 6,5 km from Valencia. There is a bus stop...

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This campsite is owned by the La Marina Group, and the huge investment made is showing as the comprehensive renovation programme continues. It is situated...

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Camping San Vicente is a small campsite set right on the seafront, midway between Valencia and Benidorm. The vast Blue Flag beach is wide and...

Camping L’Alqueria is situated on the main Gandia to Grau road and, although in an urban location, it is 1 km. from the beaches of...

Camping L’Aventura is located on the Costa del Azahar, more or less between Valencia to the north and Alicante to the south. It’s close to...

Camping Coelius is located 70 km south of Valencia and 120 km north of Alicante, a holiday region of sandy beaches, backed by orange groves...

Found behind the beach and sand dunes, Camping Azul can best be described as rustic and relaxed, ideal for those who prefer a quiet, unregimented...

Approached through a new urbanisation and situated by Oliva beach with its fine golden sand, Euro Camping is a well maintained, British owned site. Spacious...

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Kiko Park is a smart site nestling behind protective sand dunes alongside a Blue Flag beach. There are sets of attractively tiled steps over the...

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Olé is a large, flat, seaside holiday site south of Valencia and close to the modern resort of Oliva. Its entrance is only 250 m...

Pepe campsite is located right on a fine, sandy beach, a popular choice with fans of classic sunsets. Just a few metres away is the...