Valencia for Couples
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 del Comte d'Almodóvar, 4, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
This is one of the city’s best restaurants, and if you’ve something to celebrate while you’re in Valencia, this is the place to do it it. Burmese-English chef Steve Anderson’s renowned Mediterranean fusion restaurant is tucked away on a little...
46340 Requena, Valencia, Spain
Get picked up from your hotel and take a tour with Toni out into the vineyards and wineries to discover how the wonderful wine of the region is made. You’ll be able to go out to see the vines, tour the cellars with their beautiful oak barrels, and...
Av. del Professor López Piñero, 1, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain
Skip the guided tour and spring for concert tickets instead. An evening of classical music or opera offers the opportunity to fully appreciate this building's engineering, designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. Show up before the show...
Carrer de Sant Pius V, s/n, 46001 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 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 l'Arquitecte Mora, 2, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
The rustic interior belies modern eats at Les Graelles, where you can choose from a mixture of Valencian and Spanish soups, stews, and meats, along with creative fusion fare like crunchy eggs with mushrooms, or angel-hair pasta paella. With a...
16, Carrer de Finlàndia, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Cozy up to your better half surrounded by floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with the restaurant's best wines and liquors, or enjoy sunny weather on the terrace. Choose from gorgeous paellas with saffron-yellow rice, crimson lobsters, and beautifully...
Plaça de Santa Caterina, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Sip horchata de chufa, a sweet drink made from tiger nuts—edible roots harvested from the chufa sedge plant—while seated at an elegant marble-topped table at Horchatería Santa Catalina. Coffees, sandwiches, pastries, and artisan chocolates are...
Carrer dels Cavallers, 39, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Throw back inexpensive cocktails made the old-fashioned way in this cozy cafe along Valencia's well-known Cavallers Street. Two-for-one specials are typical here, and for more partnered fun, practice your best salsa and latin dance skills once...
9, Carrer del Poeta Querol, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
Lladró porcelain is famous the world over yet it's based in Tavernes Blanques. Admire the classic, sentimental figurines of mothers with babes in arms, and striking sculptures based on famous paintings. Lladró's Valencia storefront always has an...
Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges, s/n, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Centrally built in the middle of the Ciutat Vella, Mercado Central, or Mercat Central if you want to stick to the local version of Catalan is Valencia's go to market for Paella produce. Set in a magnificent Art Deco Building, it is home to about...
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