Whenever someone says ‘I'm spending the long weekend in Valencia’, there is always another person shouting: beach! and paella! And it’s true: nobody can deny that these two iconic attractions have brought Valencia international recognition, however, there are many other sights that await exploration. Take advantage of the All Saints Day Long Weekend in Valencia to discover them.
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We have gathered together some of Valencia’s most loved activities so you can get out there and enjoy the city just like a native. Valencia is a modern city with a broad selection of cultural and urban attractions which you’re bound to love. If fond memories are your motivation for travel, read on and explore the most acclaimed routes in Valencia!
Leave your apartment early in the morning to begin your urban adventure. Awaiting you are adorable shops, cafes, patios perfect for tapas dining and an endless array of historical monuments. Strolling through the historical centre, without even realizing it’s happening, you will find yourself falling in love with this city. Take advantage of your trip to Valencia to wander without keeping an eye on the clock.
Mark the starting point of your route at the Serranos Towers. Destination: the Quart Towers. Both of these towers were the most important gateways through the Medieval walls of Valencia. What better way to get in touch with the city? Along the way, you will come across palaces, squares and emblematic locales such as the Royal Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken and Valencia Cathedral, among many others.
Here’s a tip: make sure to be at the Central Market for morning tea, it is an enchanting place where you can enjoy tapas and buy local produce!
The dawn of the 20th Century transformed the austere Valencia of the Rationalist current into a more colourful and emphatic city. The result was an abundance of mosaics of falleras, oranges, fishermen, urban decoration, glass and ceramics. Modernism was evoked most abundantly in urban areas where, in a symbiotic relationship, the most prominent monuments of Valencia are quintessential examples of Modernist expression .
Impatient to tour Modernist Valencia? The wealthy bourgeoisie brought from Europe a new and beautiful aesthetic concept; they made an effort to beautify their city and, now, we bear witness to their efforts. You can start your route in Valencia from the historic Plaza Almoina where you will discover the house of Ganxo Punt, built at the turn of the 20th Century and which owes its name to its curious facade seemingly decorated with crochet stitch details.
From here on you can enjoy the Modernist face of the city following a sign-posted tourist itinerary. Visit one of the many tourist information kiosks to be best informed about monuments and buildings you should visit. The essentials: The House of Dragons, Central Market, Colon Market, Silk Exchange and Northern Train Station.
Did you know that Valencia is the ‘focal point’ of the UNESCO Silk Road programme? This initiative, which allows the spread of historical and sustainable tourism, recognizes our city as a centre of interest on this route. Places like the Silk Art College, the Lonja and El Pilar neighborhood are some of the areas that connect this itinerary during which you will explore Valencia from another point of view! Don’t forget to stop at the Handicraft Center of the Valencian Community.
An historical aside: The neighbourhood of El Pilar was previously known as Velluters, the velvet-makers’ district. In the 8th Century, Muslim traders introduced this fabric to the region and from then on Valencian farmers grew crops of the raw material that was sent to Velluters neighbourhood for velvet production.
Valencia has almost forty museums that satisfy a great diversity of visitors with varied interests. What’s more, beyond the attraction of permanent exhibitions there are also frequent travelling and temporary exhibitions which add to the value of this experience.
Art, history, anthropology, prehistory, science and nature. Valencia has the largest aquarium in Europe located in the Oceanografic, besides having a multitude of museums of various types: The museum of natural sciences, the IVAM, the center of fine arts.... Whatever your interests, in Valencia there is a museum for you.
Let's get out of the city! This is one of the routes in Valencia most admired by lovers of the sea, nature and outdoor activities. Without a doubt, touring the region of La Safor will give you a much broader view of Valencia province.
Visit caves, go hiking or stroll through Gandía. You’ll also find a variety of cycling routes through places of natural beauty. In addition, if you travel to Valencia with children we invite you to enjoy the Green Trail of La Safor, a very easy route for children alongside an old train track.
In the high quality apartments of HQ Rooms, there is a well-equipped kitchen in which to prepare your own picnic baskets and make the most of your All Saints Day Long Weekend in Valencia.Plans and activities