Valencia for Anyone
Collected by Peter Sands
Spain's third largest city, Valencia is best known for paella. Founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC, Valencia's boasts a 169-acre historic center packed with historic monuments, unique shops, bars and eateries, and it's all just minutes from the beach.
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...
Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain
The city of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is truly out of the world. Right adjacent to a historic, gothic city core is the modern, space-aged space. The juxtaposition of the two can seem odd, but somehow, Valencia pulls it off. Walking around the...
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...
Carrer de Sant Pius V, 9, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Housed in the Baroque San Pio V Seminary building, Valencia's fine art museum is full of historic works by Valencian artists like March and Ribalta, as well as a smattering of paintings by renowned Spanish masters like Goya, and Italian, Flemish,...
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...
Plaça de Cánovas del Castillo, 1, 46005 València, Valencia, Spain
Savor some of Valencia's best salads and tapas on the fly at this cozy eatery, or call ahead to reserve your favorite rice dish or paella. In the authentic tradition, some of the larger meals can literally take hours to prepare, so make...
CALLE MICER MASCO Nº 30,Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
The sweets are only the beginning at Dulces Pérez. Complete (or just make) your meal with sumptuous asparagus and shrimp quiche, chorizo empanadillas or jamón-and-goat-cheese-topped puff pastries. Or skip straight to dessert and feast on artisan...
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...
Sample the surprising and sometimes brightly colored efforts of renowned cocktail designers, Ciro & Ciriaco. Located in Valencia's iconic Mercado de Colón, the bar also serves regular beer and soft drinks. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday...
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...
Plaça de la Reina, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Valencia is famous for its horchata, or tiger nut milk, and Llinares Ice Cream serves a respectable version of the drink. But the daring come for outlandish ice cream flavors, from glazed doughnut to potato omelet and fresh anchovies in vinegar. ...
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