Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city. Its main attractions include the silk exchange, Valencia Cathedral with its distinctive octagonal bell tower, well preserved ancient city gates and Spain’s largest bull fighting arena. The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is home to the Music Palace, a selection of museums, a 3D cinema, botanical garden and Europe’s largest aquarium. Culture vultures and night owls will love Valencia!
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If you like burning the midnight oil, Valencia is the right place for you. The narrow streets of the Barrio del Carmen in the old town are dotted with numerous small bars and discos such as Bigornia (32 C/ Salvador Giner), Mitjanit (5 Marques de Caro), Pinball (1 Portal de Valldigna) and Radio City (19 C/ Santa Teresa), all of which offer an authentic taste of nightlife in Valencia.
The Estrella Damm Lounge on Valencia’s America’s Cup harbour is a trendy bar by day and an open-air club by night.
If you like getting dressed up for the occasion and want to mingle with the celebrity set, then the highly exclusive Giorgio Enrico club (Pz del Canonigo, 1, Benimamet) should be top of your itinerary. This bar in Valencia’s north-western suburb of Benimamet is the place to go for lounge , house, Latino sounds and pop music.
Vintara’s (Plaza de la Reina, 19) is one of Valencia’s best restaurants. It combines a tapas bar with a great atmosphere with a cosy candlelight restaurant.
Fish and seafood fans won’t want to miss out on Civera Centro (C/ Mossén Femades, 10). The paella is a real treat, and is best enjoyed out on the terrace on a balmy summer night.
The Submarino De L'Oceanografic restaurant in the City of Arts and Sciences is well worth a look. This circular eatery features a horseshoe-shaped bar in the middle and stunning fish tanks around the outside.
El Corte Inglés, Spain’s largest department store chain, is on Calle Pintor Sorolla 26, close to the Colón metro station.
The city’s top shopping streets include Plaza del Ayuntanmiento, Calle Juan de Austria, Calle Colón and the neighbouring side streets.