Collected by Lisa Kelly
Carrer de la Llotja, 2, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Valencia's La Lotja de la Seda, or silk exchange, is a castle-like structure in the middle of the city's old town. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's considered one of the best examples of Gothic-era civil architecture in Europe. Dramatically...
Carrer de Dénia, 37, 46006 València, Valencia, Spain
The exhibition space Hat Gallery features all kinds of art. Recent shows include: a multimedia exposition on femicide in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; designs that one artist created for a local chocolate factory; and a collaboration presenting 40...
Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, s/n, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
I was in Valencia for literally five hours before having to hop on an Iberia flight to Paris ... So I made the best of getting to know the city. Heres a picture from a fresh food market that seemed to have been inside of an old train station ......
Plaça de Santa Caterina, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Spanish churros and hot chocolate get all the press in Spain, but in Valencia it’s all about horchata and fartons. Horchaterias abound in this Spanish region where the refreshing milky semi-sweet drink is made from chufa (aka tigernuts), water and...
Carrer de la Blanqueria, 23, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
The Casa-Museo Jose Benilliur is the private house and garden of Jose Benilliur, a Valencian painter who was a good friend of fellow artist, Joaquín Sorolla. The house has been lovingly preserved as a museum with all original furnishings—not to...
Calle del Historiador Martínez Ferrando, s/n, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
This gorgeous, brick building features a facade adorned with ceramic tiles and stained glass, and houses stalls selling fresh fruit, fish, vegetables, cheese, and cured meat. You can also find restaurants and bars within its walls, along with...
Carrer del Gravador Esteve, 34, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
In perhaps one of the world's best-formed combinations: a bookstore turned exhibition space, flip through pages of photo books and storied tomes on journalism, design, sound, and communications. Follow it up at Railowsky's gallery space, admiring...
Carrer de Xàtiva, 28, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
Bull-fighting rarely leaves spectators without strong reactions, but whatever your attitude toward this particular Spanish tradition, you're bound to be impressed by the splendor and sheer size of Valencia's neoclassical bull-fighting ring and...
Carrer de Cavanilles, 1, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Find public art, fountains, and unusual trees in Valencia's most emblematic garden, Jardines del Real, also known as Jardines de Viveros. The park is home to over a hundred botanical species, a charming rose garden, and exotic trees like the silk...
Carrer del Poeta Querol, 2, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
Housed in the opulent Palacio de Dos Aguas, this national museum showcases the personal collection of a local married couple, González Martí and Amelia Cuñat, who donated their ceramic artwork and decorative tiles. Here, you can check out...
Carrer de la Llotja, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
This shop caters to locals who prefer to skipping Spanish chains like Zara and Mango, in favor of more unusual clothes and accessories. Unique t-shirts, dresses, and outerwear are arranged on organized racks around this well-lit retail space...
Plaça de la Verge, València, Valencia, Spain
Take a quick break from sightseeing, and enjoy an afternoon cocktail in the Placa de la Mare de Deu. Join the locals in this ‘placa culture’ – relax as you watch school children stroll by on their walk home, say hi to the neighborhood dog that...
Plaça de l'Almoina, s/n, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Its full name is “The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia,” but people will know what you mean if you just call it the Valencia Cathedral. Consecrated in the 13th century, the cathedral has what it claims to...
Carrer de la Llanterna, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Spend a few hours making new friends and learning new culinary skills at the Food and Fun cooking school. You can sign up for a cocktail-making class, be taught by Michelin-starred chefs, learn how to make authentic tapas, or even join a cooking...
Carrer d'Amadeu de Savoia, 14, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Enjoy the soothing properties of Valencia's Alameda hot spring housed in a neo-mudéjar building. The thermal waters, rich in sodium chloride, sulfates, calcium, and magnesium, bubble up from 663 meters beneath the surface at 42ºC, and are believed...
Carrer de Josep Benlliure, 69, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain
The tavern's curving wood and glass doors only hint at the building's centurion history. Inside, creamy, tiled walls provide a contrasting background for mahogany-colored barrels advertising spirits like brandy, anise, and manzanilla for sale....
Carrer de Quart, 80, 46008 València, Valencia, Spain
Hidden away on an 1812 university ground, this botanical garden contains thousands of species of flowers and trees. Audio guide services are available. There are benches and walkways so you can join the local cat population in lounging in the sun....
Carrer del Comte d'Almodóvar, 1, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
The baroque decor at Café de las Horas makes it a favorite among Valencianos for a cocktail (or two) before hitting clubs such as the indie Radio City or the Euro-style Giorgio et Enrico. Calle del Conde de Almodóvar 1, 34/963-917-336. This...
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