Your holiday in Valencia, Spain
Valencia is a delightful mixture of the modern and the ancient, the exciting and the relaxing, the buzz and the beach. The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is a must-see for adults and children, and is situated at the end of a long park which snakes through the city. This park is an integral part of Valencia; formerly the bed of the now-diverted Tùria river, it now contains football and rugby pitches, an artificial boating lake, fountains and many trails. These two very different attractions are just one example of the varied and vibrant nature of Spain’s most underrated city. Discover more holidays in Spain.
Experience Valencia holidays
Valencia has a long and interesting history. At various points, it has been occupied by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, English and French. The Moors stayed the longest in the city, leaving behind traces of their architecture and customs, but you can find examples of many other styles and periods in Valencia – the late gothic Llotja de la Seda, the baroque ‘Seu’ cathedral and the modernist Mercado Central building, home to one of the biggest food markets in Europe. Discover more about Valencia city breaks.
The city’s Moorish history is also evident in the cuisine of Valencia; the Moors were responsible for introducing saffron and rice to the city, key ingredients in the region’s signature dish, paella. Though it was traditionally made with rabbit meat, there now exist many different types of paella, and there is no better place to taste and enjoy them than here.
Once you’ve had your fill of paella and experienced the attractions of the city, it’s time to head to the beach! The beaches around Valencia are a great place to relax and soak up the rays and they are easily reached from the city centre by bus or on foot. There are great facilities on the beaches from bars to water sports, so whether you’re on a family holiday or a city break, the sunny beaches of Valencia have lots to offer. Find more top things to do in Valencia.
easyJet Holidays to Valencia
If you are thinking of staying in Valencia, easyJet Holidays is an easy way to travel, suitable for any budget. You decide when you go, how long for, and which hotel you stay in, and we will handle the rest. The best thing is that booking your flight and hotel together with us will save you money that you can spend on your holiday in Valencia – whether that’s a gorgeous paella or a glass of wine by the beach!
Fancy a different Spanish city? Read travel guides on Barcelona city breaks or holidays to Madrid and book your next holiday to Spain.