Cultural activities in Valencia that you cannot miss

cultural activities in Valencia

The city of Valencia invites you to lose yourself in its charming streets and discover all it has to offer. It stands out for its old town, the facades of its buildings, its beaches, its green spaces and its gastronomy. In addition, its culture, rich history dating back many years, unique architecture and traditions merge to create an unforgettable experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in a culturally enriching destination, with plenty of entertainment on offer. You will be able to enjoy countless museums, exhibitions, routes, guided tours, night tours that reveal the secrets and magic of all the city's neighborhoods. In short, in Valencia you will find all the culture you need for an unforgettable holiday.


The city of Turia has many cultural activities within your reach. Whether you decide to come as a family, with friends, as a couple or as a solo trip, the capital of the Valencian Community is ready to welcome you with open arms, ready to captivate you with its charm and its incomparable cultural events. Read on if you want to discover all the cultural activities in Valencia. Let's get started!

The most important cultural events in Valencia

Valencia is a vibrant and lively city. In recent years it has become the trendiest city in which to spend a fantastic holiday or live. And we are not the only ones to say so, the Expat City Ranking 2022 recognised Valencia as the best city in the world to live in. Declared as a true urban paradise, offering a unique quality of life. This achievement has been the result of a perfect combination of historical charm, enviable climate, breathtaking infrastructures and a great cultural and leisure scene. Take note of all the cultural events you can enjoy if you come to Valencia:

Discover the Valencia of Joaquín Sorolla

The first proposal is a cultural route through the places in the painter's hometown that marked his life and works. From the Benlliure House Museum to the Museum of Fine Arts. During this tour through the historic center, you will learn about Sorolla's biography as a painter and as a son, nephew, husband and father, thus getting closer to his most personal side and the places that he himself would recommend you to visit today.

The best tours to enjoy with the family

Are you thinking of coming to Valencia with your children or nieces and nephews? Valencia has a wide range of cultural activities for all ages. One of them is to visit the most emblematic places in the city as a family with a tourist route adapted for the little ones. Learn about the most emblematic places, secrets and curiosities of Valencia while having fun. During the tour, you can enjoy a host of games and activities that involve the whole family while you explore the city and learn about it.

Guided tour by night

Is there a better way to discover the mysteries of the city than by moonlight? We recommend you take the night-time guided tour "Myths and Legends by the Moon of Valencia" during the summer months. Every charming corner of Valencia holds a secret, a myth or a legend. Discover all the details! This plan is perfect for the most curious and can be enjoyed with your family, as a couple or with friends. 

Music and a great atmosphere

Another reason why Valencia has become a cultural city to enjoy at any time of the year and at any age is because of its extensive calendar of festivals and live music. To experience a festival in the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences is an experience you have to have at least once in your life. The same goes for festivals in the Marina, with the port and the Mediterranean Sea at your feet. Or the festivals in the Viveros Gardens during the month of July, the light and the space is simply spectacular. Nor can we forget the music program in many music venues in the city center throughout the year: pop, jazz, indie, rap... there is something for all kinds of styles and audiences.


Discover the variety of free cultural activities in Valencia

Valencia and its architectural styles are pure beauty and, fortunately, many of its most characteristic buildings can be visited free of charge and delight in so much history.

Some of the free cultural activities you can visit in Valencia are to be found in its most emblematic monuments:

  • Valencia City Hall. Visit the most famous areas of the Town Hall, such as the Salón de Cristal and the balcony from where you can enjoy incredible views of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

  • La Lonja de la Seda, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most characteristic buildings of the city for its Gothic and civil architecture and can also be visited for free. 

  • The Serranos and Quarts Towers. See the infrastructure and the views from two of the remaining gates of the old wall surrounding the city.

  • The City of Arts and Sciences. A stroll along the old Turia riverbed until you reach this spectacular monument is a perfect plan to do at any time of the week and on any day of the week.

  • The imposing North Station. 

  • The Central Market. Explore every food stall and discover the local food displayed like works of art in museum-like showcases.


Accommodation in Valencia for Cultural Activities

Our 4 bedroom penthouse with terrace in Valencia is very well located to visit and enjoy all the cultural activities in Valencia. Without a doubt it is an excellent option if you are looking for flats for groups, don't miss it! From HQ Rooms we offer you the best services and amenities in an enclave point of the city.

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