Things to do in Valencia

The hometown of paella blends fascinating museums, futuristic architecture, and fantastic seafood.

Our most recommended things to do in Valencia

Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

1. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

2. Valencia: Palosanto Flamenco Show Ticket with Drink

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and music with this ticket to the Palosanto Flamenco theater in Valencia. Travel to heart of a picturesque neighborhood to watch a show in an avant-garde yet traditional flamenco tablao. Show your voucher at reception and enter a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a spectacular sound space. Get your soft drink, wine, or beer and take your seat. Be blown away by the artistic direction of the dancer Verónica Pulido. Let your heart pound with the intensity of the dancers. Feel the thrill of hearing a skilled musician pluck at the strings of a guitar. Be transported by the cante jondo (deep song) vocals of talented singers. Feel free to stay after the performance to soak up the atmosphere or to buy another drink.

Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

3. Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Valencia at your own pace with the Valencia Bus Turistic! With 24- and 48-hour ticket options, the hop-on hop-off concept means you can get off at the locations that appeal to you most, simply joining the next bus when you're done. There are 17 stops throughout the city where you can get on and off without restriction. See the best attractions and monuments in Valencia. Real-time audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian and Russian. 1. Poeta Querol 2. Plaza Toros 3. Museo Fallero 4. Ciudad Artes y Ciencias 5 Oceanogràfic 6 C.C. Aqua 7 Marina Real 8 Las Arenas 9 Puerto 10 Baleares 11 Mestalla Museo Militar 12 San Pio V 13 Nuevo Centro 14 Dama Ibérica 15 Bioparc 16 Museo H. Valencia 17 Ivam

Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

4. Valencia: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Set sail from Port Valencia across the Mediterranean Sea on this cruise aboard a large catamaran. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and get unbeatable views of the sun setting over the horizon from the water. Meet the crew, then hop on board a spacious catamaran boat. Find a spot and get comfy as you take off from the port out to the glistening sea. Listen to relaxing music with a glass of cava (sparkling wine) in your hand as you watch the sun go down against the skyline of Valencia and color the ocean gold and orange. Enjoy the perfect end to your day with your friends and loved ones.

Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

5. Valencia: Flamenco Show with Dinner at La Bulería

Enjoy the best flamenco experience in Valencia. Experience the cult place for flamenco, one of the most beautiful kinds of music in the world, possessing an exuberant artistic, cultural and historical wealth. Live a unique experience, as intense as it is unforgettable, accompanied by the best of Mediterranean cuisine served in a beautiful Tablao with an intimate restaurant and evocative atmosphere. Feel the magic and ancient charm of flamenco, the most exported cultural icon of recent times. Fall in love with an exceedingly dramatic flamenco show. With more than a decade of professional experience in the world of flamenco and authentic restoration, this tablao is hoping to reach a wide audience with the magic and ancient charm of flamenco.

Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

6. Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

Travel free on urban and metropolitan buses, metros, trams, and suburban trains, enjoy free entry to municipal museums and monuments, and take advantage of special discounts at Valencia's main tourist attractions on the Valencia tourist card. Select from 24, 48, or 72-hour cards to best suit your travel plans. Enjoy travel on urban and metropolitan buses, suburban trains, and metro and tram zones AB, including the journey Valencia-Airport-Valencia (L3, L5). Discover the city with free entry to municipal museums and monuments, such as the Lonja de Seda, also known as the Silk Exchange, the Serranos and Quart Towers, the Fallas Museum, the Almoina, and more. Enjoy discounts at major city attractions, including a 10% discount at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, a 10% discount at Oceanogràfic, a 12% discount at Bus Turístico, a 50% discount at Marqués de dos Aguas, a 10% discount at the cathedral, and up to 20% off your guided tour.

From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

7. From Valencia: Caves of San José Guided Excursion and Ticket

The Caves of San José are an unmissable excursion if you're in Valencia. Head to the caves with your guide and explore the area on foot and by boat. Make your way along the longest navigable underground river in Europe and see stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings. Depart from Valencia and travel by bus toward the village of Vall d’Uixo where the famous Caves of San José are located. Before you enter the cave, your guide will provide you with important about the cave system, home to the longest navigable underground river in Europe which is around 3000m long. Inside the cave, board a small boat and check out the cave system. Look at the stalactites, stalagmites, and UNESCO-listed cave paintings while making your way along the river. After the boat tour, continue on your journey on foot in the dry gallery. Before returning to Valencia, enjoy 30 minutes of free time in the area to admire the Iberican archeological sights, have a coffee, or check out the souvenir shop.

Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

8. Valencia: Old Town Tour, Wine & Tapas in an 11th c. Monument

Meet your friendly, local guide in the Old Town district, then set out onto the picturesque streets of Valencia. On this walking tour, discover the treasures of the historic Old Town and marvel at the unique blend of architectural styles, which date back through the Roman, Moorish, Baroque, and Gothic periods. Follow your guide through some of Valencia’s most famous plazas, including Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, while learning about their rich-history. Arrive at one of Old Town’s hidden gems next, the Church of San Nicolas, and marvel at the dazzling interior and spectacular frescoes. Later, gain exclusive access to an 11th-century historical monument in the heart of Old Town. Inside, indulge in a delicious 10-course tapas meal that showcases the very best of Valencian cuisine and local produce. Throughout the meal, enjoy a selection of prizewinning regional wines that have been perfectly paired with the food.

Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

9. Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about science and space in an interactive, informative and entertaining way with full-day admission to the Principe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia’s ground-breaking City of Arts and Sciences. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava in the form of a whale’s skeleton and is designed to bring science and technology closer to the public in an amusing way. Its motto is, "Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, and not to think." Among the exhibitions you are invited to touch, feel and think about are the Electricity Theatre. In front of an auditorium, with seating for up to 50 people, your hair will literally stand on end as a slightly crazy inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity Explore more than 40,000 square meters of the Principe Felipe Science Museum’s galleries, and learn more about concepts such as climate change, surveillance technology and biometrics, all in easy-to-understand language.

Valencia: Gourmet Meal & Flamenco Show at El toro y la Luna

10. Valencia: Gourmet Meal & Flamenco Show at El toro y la Luna

Begin your experience with a tasty meal of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. Take a look around the theater and be charmed by the numerous paintings and photographs of personalities from the Golden Age, football, and cinema that cover the flamenco tablao. Then get ready to feel the magic of the flamenco that comes with the soul and hear of each artist that performs. Witness their talent and experience as they put on a Spanish flamenco show you won't forget. During the show, interact and collaborate with the artists as they sing international and folk songs.

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What people are saying about Valencia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 8,750 reviews

If I could I’d give them 6 stars, Teresa was extreamly nice, and she explaind us everything what was necessery to know about oranges and the other fruits in their garden. It was beautiful and I would 10/100 to recommend it to others, if you near to Valencia this activity is a MUST!!! Thank you!!

A wonderful restaurant with a great show and good service. Highly recommended. Food is delicious with regional Spanish flavors. You can not miss it if you are in Valencia.

Excellent guide who led us on a very informative tour through some of the most beautiful areas of Valencia and topped it off with some excellent tapas and wine.

¡¡Excelente!! Lugar acogedor, buena atención, el personal muy amable y el espectáculo muy hermoso y emocionante. Es para repetir

Very well organized, and the performance very professional