Valencia is a city with lots of diversity. It has more to offer than just its beautiful center. Valencia has about 800.000 inhabitants spread over 19 districts, each with a few neighbourhoods. When you have enough time and you feel like seeing more than just the center of the city, then you have to visit some of Valencia’s charming and cute neighbourhoods. For every neighbourhood we give you some tips and information about the sights, nice restaurants, beautiful hotels, shops and some history.
Tip! If you want to visit all the different neighborhoods of Valencia it will be useful to use public transportation. With the Valencia Public Transportation Card you can discover Valencia at your own speed. With the pass you have three days of unlimited public transportation (metro and bus). It also includes a private airport transfer.
The heart of Valencia is the beautiful old city centre. It will surprise you because of its charm. Beautiful sights, squares, markets and buildings will make you fall in love with Valencia.
A neighbourhood full of history. The beautiful centuries old city towers like Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart, churches, boutiques and narrow alleys. Everything you expect of an old Spanish neighbourhood. Read more about El Carmen and find out delicious tapas bars, the nightlife of this district and other tips.
Canovas is also known as the ‘chic’ neighbourhood of Valencia and this neighbourhood is also called “Gran Vía”. You can see a lot of beautiful apartment complexes and expensive boutiques. But not everything is expensive. Canovas is full with cozy bars and restaurants where you can eat for a good price.
Ruzafa is a creative and artistic neighborhood. For cultural activities and live music, you are at the right place in Ruzafa. The neighborhood is full of life and energy, especially after 18.00. Then you can visit nice boutiques, trendy bars and nice restaurants. Here you can read more about Ruzafa. Here you can read more about Ruzafa.
Cabanyal is an old fishermen village with beautiful fishermen houses. The houses are painted in different colors and tiled with beautiful ceramic tiles. It’s a charming colourful neighbourhood close to the beach. So if you are a person who likes to have an accommodation with a view on the beach, then Cabanyal is also a good neighborhood to sleep.
El Pla del Real
El Pla del Real is a neighborhood located east of the old centre. Not a lot of travelers visit Pla del Real, but it definitely has some nice spots to visit! Among others the stadium Mestalla is a must-visit when you are in El Pla del Real.
Do you want to be surrounded by students and drink cheap beers? Then Algirós is the place to be for you. It’s a neighbourhood where you can find a lot of universities. Therefore you don’t see a lot of travelers and tourists. But it definitely has some good tapas bars and an exciting nightlife!
Benimaclet used to be an independent municipal. Still you can see that by walking through the streets. Benimaclet in an authentic and artistic neighbourhood with a nice vibe. The neighbourhood organizes a lot of cultural activities and has a lot of trendy bars where you can enjoy life music. Definitely worth to visit! Here you can read more about Benimaclet.
Beach and port
Valencia is a city that offers a lot of diversity. Among others: the beach, with a beautiful boulevard. Here you can enjoy delicious fish dishes, fresh drinks and cocktails.