El Pla del Real

Maybe not the first district you think of in Valencia, but really worth a visit is ‘El Pla del Real’. In, or next to, this area you will find the stadium of Valencia C.F., Mestalla, and one of the most expensive hotels of the city, including an amazing spa.

Experience La Liga in Mestalla stadium

El Pla del Real is located east of the city centre, on the other side of the Turia park. One of the main attractions is Mestalla, the stadium of Valencia C.F., a club that plays in the Primera División. If there is a match scheduled when you are in town, don’t doubt to buy tickets for it and enjoy the real La Liga atmosphere. Valencia C.F. usually plays in the top half of the league and its stadium is the fourth largest of the country with a capacity of over 50,000 seats.

Luxurious feelings in the Westin Hotel

Next to the stadium you will find the Westin Hotel. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in Valencia and situated in an iconic, modern building. Even though you might not plan to stay in the hotel, you could experience the whole ambiance just by ordering a drink in the lovely patio.

Relax and enjoy in one of the parks

The location of El Pla del Real is perfect for those who love to enjoy nature inside the city. Both the Turia park and the ‘Jardines del Real’, or Royal gardens, are situated next to this district. The park and the gardens offer plenty of spots to enjoy the sun, read a book or have a picnic. In the Royal gardens you will find a greenhouse especially for birds and a small museum about nature.

Watch a movie or a beautiful painting in El Pla del Real

Given the excellent weather you might prefer to plan a lot of outdoor activities. But when you are a movie fan or just want to enjoy a nice night out, you should consider visiting movie theatre Babel. In this cinema movies are shown in their original language and subtitled in Spanish. The best thing is, on Wednesday you only pay € 3.90 for a ticket.

Art lovers have a nice museum to visit in El Pla del Real. ‘El Museo de Bellas Artes’ or the Museum of Fine Arts is located very close to the Turia park. The art collection inside is very interesting. There is a permanent exposition with historic paintings and they have several temporary exhibitions. And don’t forget to take a look at the nice building itself. The entrance is free.

Time to go to sleep in El Pla del Real

El Pla del Real offers some comfortable sleeping accommodations. Underneath we have listed a few of them, ones that we would definitely recommend.

Silken Puerta Valencia

This amazing, and not very expensive, 4* hotel was created by Spanish designer Javier Mariscal. The details inside the hotel and the amazing facade really make it worth staying. And so does the location, only a couple of hundred meters away from Aragón metro station. From Silken Puerta you are even by foot very close to the city centre and The City of Arts and Sciences.
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Apartamentos FV Flats

Very close to Mestalla, the stadium of Valencia C.F., you will find the FV Flats apartments. The apartments are very well maintained and have a lot of facilities. They feature three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a living room. A metro station with direct connection to the airport is at only five minutes walking distance and the city centre is not far either. In the surroundings of the apartments you will find a lot of bars and restaurants.
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This beautiful 5* hotel is all you need to enjoy your stay in Valencia. The Westin offers the best facilities, for example a very luxurious and big spa, a Mediterranean restaurant, a bar, a cocktail club and it has its own courtyard. Everywhere you look, you will experience class and style. International artists and sport teams often book rooms in the Westin. Are you ready to immerse yourself in luxury?
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Enjoy the best restaurants

Visiting a new district also means exploring the food that they offer. Can’t make up your mind? We found two restaurants that are definitely worth to grab a bite at!

Danubio Alameda

In restaurant Danubio Alameda you can enjoy a typical Spanish tapas style dinner. Beside patatas bravas and dishes with fish, they have some delicious tapas with Japanese influences as well. Or what do you think about a ‘revuelto’: a typical Spanish dish with egg and meat or fish?

Don Armando Palacio Valdes 1
46010 Valencia

Opening hours
Monday – Wednesday: 07:00 – 17:00
Thursday and Friday: 07:00 – 00:00
Weekends and public holidays: 10:00 – 17:00


This is your restaurant if you want to have a dinner in style. Spectacular food combined with lovely drinks. Choose some of the traditional tapas or discover the rest of the menu with meat, fish and rice dishes as well. You can find Belmonte close to the Westin Hotel.

Carrer del General Gil Dolz 16
46010 Valencia

How to get to El Pla del Real

The easiest way to get to this district is by foot. It will only cost you a couple of minutes from the city centre, depending on your start location of course. Just cross the Alameda bridge and you arrive in El Pla del Real. Another great way of transport is to go by bike. The metro is another option. If you go by metro, then get off at the stations Alameda or Aragón.

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