What to do in Valencia
Visit Valencia during your cruise vacation
Valencia is the birthplace of Paella. The city has a very favorable climate, ideal for fruit production. Sometimes it's also called the city of oranges. Its history is at least eventful. The city was in the hands of Greeks, Romans and Arabs who all left their traces. The city really flourished in the 15th and 16th century and most highlights date back to that time.
Today, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and it plays an important economic role. In the historical center, you can stroll along the many squares and terraces. A walk through the previous riverbed of the Turia River brings is very relaxing and makes you forget the crowds around you.
What Valencia makes so special is the contrast between the old town, the Green Garden Belt and the modern neighborhoods with its architectural masterpieces. The futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencia is a wonderful example of this. For many Valencia may not be in the top 10 city breaks, but once you've been there you'll love this special city. It will undoubtedly leave you a wonderful memory.
Valencia has so much to offer that you can spend a whole day. The center with the most highlights is situated at 5 kilometers from the port, but is easy to reach by public transport.
You can discover Valencia on your own or book an organized tour of our local partners.
TIP: The Guide Me! audioguide leads you along the most important monuments of Valencia, giving you a lot of background information. You can find more info here.