In Valencia it is clear that there is a vibrant local music scene with a tradition that goes back centuries. Fire is said to be the number one element of the festivals of Valencia, with music coming a close second: music is an integral part of the culture and character of the people. Music is not only confined to the festivals in Valencia. Valencia has a variety of concert halls, auditoriums and smaller venues where all kinds of musical styles can be enjoyed throughout the year. From large concert halls to intimate jazz clubs, from classical to flamenco.
This page will provide you with an overview to the music scene in Valencia. You will find links to more detailed pages on the club scene in Valencia, fiestas throughout Valencia's events calendar and concert listings. You will also find details on Valencia's most important music halls.
Palau de la Musica in Valencia:
Palau de la Música is said to stand out amongst the city's concert halls, auditoriums and theatres as a symbol of Valencia's interest in music. This iconic art deco style building sits on the bank of the River Turia riverbed and is one of the most important music halls in the city. To find out whether there are any concerts that take your fancy during your trip to Valencia, check the official website (see the link below). Unfortunately the website is only available in Spanish but you can look out for names of musicians that you recognise and use Google translate to translate any text that you do not understand.
Valencia Palau de la Musica
Paseo de la Alameda, 30
46023 Valencia, España.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (in the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia):
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia makes up part of the 2 km long City of Arts and Sciences cultural centre. It is a futuristic world made up of space-ship-like white buildings. One of these buildings is the Palau de les Arts. To check whether there are any concerts on that you would like to visit during your trip see the programme on the official website (see link below) - the website is available in English.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
Avenida Del Professor López Piñero, 1
46013 Valencia, España.
To gain a better understanding of the clubbing scene in Valencia, see our Guide to valencia Clubbing. Here you will find listings for some of Valencia's most popular clubs. You will also find advice on how to go clubbing like a local - what time to hit the clubs, what areas of town to head to and what types of music to expect.
Valencia has a chock-a-block calendar when it comes to fiestas and public holidays. Some of the most legendary of these fiestas are the Fallas, the Feria de Julio and Semana Santa. At the heart of these events you will discover the Valencian love of music. Whether it be a classical concert at the Palau de la Musica during the Feria de Julio, a church choir performance during Semana Santa or a rock band playing in the street at Las Fallas, you will find music is integral to celebrations. For a guide to the different fiestas in Valencia and when they take place, see our Guide to Festivals in Valencia.
Before booking your trip to Valencia it is worth checking out whether there are any concerts that you might be interested in attending. For up-to-date listings of concerts throughout town in both big and small venues, see the Official Valencia Tourist Board Music and Concerts Listings page. Here you will find listings for concerts covering everything from jazz and blues right up to musicals and classical.
If you are a fan of music Valencia is a an interesting place to head for a holiday. Throughout the city there are venues both big and small catering to all tastes in music from classical right through to rock and pop.