Usually you dock near the cruise terminal, but depending on the traffic of the day and the size of your cruise ship, you can also dock more far away in the industrial area of the port. In that case, shuttle buses are provided to the cruise terminal, which is also an important transit zone for trans-Mediterranean ferry passengers.
The cruise port of Valencia is about 5 km from the historic center and the main highlights, but there are several ways to reach the city by public transport.
During a cruise vacation to Spain, Valencia is often on the program. This fascinating city is ideally located along the Western Mediterranean. Cruises to Valencia are very popular.
The cruise port of Valencia is one of the most important in the Mediterranian. Because of its great location and attractive area it's one of the leading ports in Spain. You can find more information about the port of Valencia here.
Language in Valencia
The language in Valencia is Spanish, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Valencia
The currency in Valencia is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Valencia
Opening times differ a lot around Spain, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Saturday
from 9.30h - 14.00h
and from 17.00h - 20.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Turia riverbed is a former riverbed of the Turia river. It was converted into a park.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a modern cultural-scientific complex built in 1996. It's located in the Jardín del Turia and designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava.
Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe
Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe is a Museum of Science. It's a part of the Ciutat de les Arts and Sciences. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened on November 13, 2000.
La Lonja de la Seda
La Lonja de la Seda is a silk market in Gothic style built between 1482 and 1548. It's located at Plaza del Mercado.
Iglesia Mayor is the main cathedral of Valencia. It's dating from the 12th century and has a 58 meters high tower
Mercado Central is a covered market in the center of town. It's built in 1928 and designed by architect Francesc Guàrdia i Vial
The cruise port of Valencia is situated about 5 kilometers from the city center. Yet it is quite easy to get around. There are several transportation options available from the harbor. Enthusiasts can walk along the Turia River bed to the center. You can use the shuttle bus, but there is also a public bus stop close to the cruise terminal. In case you want something faster a taxi or subway belong to the possibilities.
In Valencia you wont be bored for a minute. The city has so much to offer that you will have barely enough time to see everything. Most cruise passengers choose to spend a full day in Valencia. Popular sights are the historic center, the green Garden Belt, the beautiful beaches, the Turia River bed and the modernist structures of the "City of Arts and Sciences".
Valencia has a warm subtropical-Mediterranean climate with dry summers and humid winters. The average annual temperature in Barcelona in summer is between 26°C and 31°C and in winter is between 7°C and 12°C.
You can discover Valencia on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Valencia
In the cruise and ferry terminal is a Tourist Office information desk. You can get a free city map or a special touristic cruisecard.
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Valencia: