What to Do around The Westin Valencia
Collected by Westin AFAR
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 (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is one of Valencia's must-see spots and an ideal place to relax. Located just outside the city center, the buildings provide a modern contrast to Valencia's old, winding streets....
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...
Avenida 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 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 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...
Calle de Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Wander the minimalist spaces at Valencia's Modern Art Institute and find your favorite contemporary and modern masterpieces. There are exhibitions dedicated to photography, abstract and pop art, large-scale installations, and sculpture. In the...
Plaça de Tetuan, 22, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Head to Plaza Tetuán and tour the Convento de Santo Domingo, where detail-oriented visitors will find examples of Gothic, neoclassical and renaissance architecture. Snap shots of fluted columns ending in intricate stone arches in the main...
Carrer de Polo y Peyrolón, 15, 46021 València, Valencia, Spain
Support Valencia's local live music scene and dance or simply sip drinks on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Black Note Club. Most of the artists and bands that play here are local, but a few hail from other parts of Spain and the rest of...
28, Carrer de Xàtiva, 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...
Av. Pío Baroja, 3, 46015 València, Valencia, Spain
There are no animals behind bars at Bioparc Valencia: This innovative "next generation" zoo is run on the principal of immersion, where barriers are hidden and visitors can feel that they are sharing (discreetly) the wild habitat of the animals....
Eduardo Primo Yufera, 1B, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain
All the City of Arts and Sciences buildings in Valencia are breathtaking, but the Oceanografic Aquarium is equally spectacular for its contents. It not only features 500 marine species from whales to sea urchins, it also offers a slate of stellar...
Plaza Monteolivete, 4, 46006 Valencia, Spain
Even if you can't be in Valencia for its fiery Les Falles festival, you can view the popular ninots (figures and effigies) at the Fallero Museum. Some ninots are chosen to be spared from the flames by popular vote—and then end up on display at the...
Centro Cultural La Beneficència, Carrer de la Corona, 36, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
View the lives of ancient human beings at Valencia's Prehistory Museum, where you can also admire fossils and other prehistoric objects, like coins, arrowheads, pottery, and mosaics. The museum organizes educational activities for children and...
Carrer del Pintor López, 1, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
The Turia River bed gardens run for 9 km (about 6 miles) through the city of Valencia. The original river was diverted in 1957 due to flooding, and since then, the exposed riverbeds have been converted into wide, lush parks and gardens. The City...
Paseo Neptuno, 12, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain
Think expansive views of the Mediterranean, vast white sand, and a cool breeze. You'll also find artists creating sand sculptures and a wonderful place for children to play, in general. Rub shoulders with locals and enjoy the cultural flair.