Valencia offers feasts for the eyes in various areas of town. This page will offer you links to pages with photo routes of the following areas: Valencia's Old Town, The City of Art and Sciences, Valencia Bioparc, Valencia Beach and the Cabanyal area of Valencia.
Each page will offer you the opportunity to take a virtual tour around one of the areas that make up Valencia city centre.
Selection of photographs of places around Valencia
Valencia's old town is called El Carmen. It is located at the heart of Valencia city. It is where you will find many of Valencia's major attractions. It is the home of important buildings including Valencia's cathedral, town hall buildings and a large proportion of its museums. It is also known for quality dining or for a night out.
Valencia's City of Art and Sciences is a huge cultural centre that spans over 350,000 square metres and five main buildings. It is the home of the Hemisferic (IMAX cinema), Principe Felipe Science Museum, Umbracle (an open air art gallery), Oceanografic (aquarium) and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. It is designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava.
Valencia's Bioparc opened in 2008. It is a new style of zoo where there are no cages and the barriers between you and the animals are subtle. The zoo sits in the former Turia riverbed. Animals including leopards, lemurs, elephants, giraffes, hippos and gorillas roam around the Bioparc.
Valencia has over 2.8 km of beaches. Here you will find long stretches of white sand. There is also the Paseo Maritim - a seafront promenade where you can walk along and take in the sea air. This is also where you will find some of Valencia's most popular paella restaurants.
This is a local area of Valencia that is famous for its generous helping of modernist buildings. As the area is working class, a lot of these buildings are slightly run-down. However, they still offer the opportunity to see the unique style of Modernist architectural design that was pioneered by the likes of Gaudí in the houses of every day people.
If you are considering making a trip to Valencia, it is a good idea to have a look at some photographs so that you can get an idea of what the place has to offer. Have a flick through the photo routes provided above and you are sure to feel tempted to come and avail of everything that Valencia has to offer.