Dubbed the Orange City, Valencia – the Spain’s third largest city has its own a strange charm: Not too big to make you tire and not too small to make you bore. Valencia balances for a weekend trip, while also filling you up for a long vacation with many memorable experiences: Pristine beaches, wonderful climate, unique and vibrant culture, stunning architecture, delicious food, cheap cost… Exploring Valencia will definitely not disappoint you. So, what to do and how to plan a perfect budget trip to Valencia – the vibrant coastal city of Spain for the first-time? Let’s check out our Valencia travel blog (Valencia blog) with the fullest Valencia travel guide (Valencia guide, Valencia tourist guide) from how to get there, best time to come, where to stay, best places to visit and top things to do to find out the answer!

The Orange City of Valencia.

Not as bustle and hustle as Madrid or Barcelona, Valencia is more gentle and tranquil.

Valencia travel blog: Overview of Valencia

Look to the east of Spain regions and provinces map, you can see Valencia marked in red.

Valencia (or València as the locals call it) is a city located in central and to the east of Spain, next to the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Valencia is one of the few Mediterranean cities that still keep its language and long cultural traditions, music, dance, cuisine, handicrafts and unique local festivals. This is also home to attractive tourist attractions with many imprints of an ancient city with beautiful, winding cobblestone streets, a towering medieval fortress.

The city with over 2000 years of history
Bolseria Street in Barrio Del Carmen Downtown
Valencia Cathedral

This place was originally built as a resting place for Roman soldiers after battles. Throughout its more than 2,000-year history, Valencia passed through the Roman period and from time to time was under the ruling of the Moors and the Spanish. This gives the city a special interference in architecture, cuisine, culture… Today, you can easily see Muslim buildings next to Christian buildings. Valencian cuisine also “remains” somewhere with the taste of the Moors, but not completely disappeared.

Old Quarter of Valencia
The 3rd largest city with rich in history, diversity of cultures.

Once an independent country, Valencia has its own language that is still preserved today. If you know Spanish, listen to Valencian people talking to each other but don’t understand anything, plz don’t doubt your level! It’s not the dialect, they’re talking in Valencian.

Valencian Foodies
Besides ancient looks, Valencia owns many futuristic architectures.

Valencia travel blog: 5 reasons to visit Valencia

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These are the 5 biggest reasons you should put Valencia on your travel “blucket list”:

  • The year-round warm climate is the first reason many travelers choose to come to Valencia. Winters are still cold, but not as harsh as most other parts of Europe thanks to its prime geographical location next to Mediterranean Sea.
  • The “divine” Spanish Paella dish originated in Valencia. Here you will enjoy the purest and most delicious Paella that is hard to find elsewhere.
  • Vibrant festivals take place throughout the year. The most famous one is Las Fallas with giant effigies erected throughout the city. In addition, the weird tomato-throwing festival called La Tomatina in the nearby town of Buñol is a famous festival known around the world.
  • Valencia has well-preserved, thousands and hundreds of years old heritage sites. Besides, there are super modern buildings – great gifts for those who love architecture.
  • Unlike Madrid and Barcelona, ​​traveling to Valencia is quite cheap and very safe, a good choice when you are fed up with insecurity and expensive in other big cities (perhaps because the city is not too big, so pickpockets “do not like” this place too much, LOL).
Valencia is the best place to visit in Spain to escape Barcelona’s crowds

Valencia travel blog: When to go?

With 300 sunny days a year, it can be said that it is always a good time to visit Valencia. However, the midsummer months (July and August) are very hot, the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius. You should avoid going to Valencia during this period.

In terms of climate, the months of spring to early summer (April – June) or late summer – autumn (September – October) have beautiful weather, the temperature not too high, warm enough to swim in the sea but not too harsh, it is the best time to visit Valencia.

Stunning beach

In the middle of March, although it is still a bit cold, the very unique Las Fallas festival will take place, it is worth to wearing warm clothes to wandering around streets at midnight and take part in this unique exciting festival.

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The famous Las Fallas Festival

Visa

Valencia belongs to Spain. Spain belong to the Schengen area, so international tourists need a valid Schengen visa to come here. If you are living and studying in countries in this bloc, you can go without any matter!

Valencia guide: How to get to Valencia?

Train

Spain railway map

The fastest and most popular way to get to Valencia is by train from Madrid or Barcelona. Train tickets can be bought on the Renfe website of the national railway company. You can also travel from some other cities as shown in the table below:

Train ticket price list to Valencia:

DestinationsTypes of trainsTraveling timeTicket price (€)Trip/day
MadridAVE, ALVIA1,5h20 – 10017
BarcelonaEUROMED, TALGO3h20 – 4514
AlicanteEUROMED, TALGO1,5h15 – 308
CórdobaAVE3hFrom 402
SevilleAVE4hFrom 452
RENFE
Renfe AVE high-speed train.

Train lines depart from Madrid will running through Cuenca. If you have time, you should combine visiting this city with its impressive hanging houses!

If taking the high-speed trains (AVE), you will arrive at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station. From here, you can walk to Jesús metro station or catch a transfer bus (free) to the Nord Station.

High-speed Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station

Other trains will stop at Nord Station, located next to the old town, which is very convenient to travel. From here you can catch the metro or bus to other areas.

Nord Station

Bus

If the train ticket is too expensive, you can travel to Valencia by bus, although it is slower but the price is quite cheap:

Avanza (www.avanzabus.com) / Tel: +34 902 02 00 52: Running 10 trips/day on the Madrid – Valencia route, costing about €17-35. Traveling time is about 4 hours. The traveling time of express and normal buses on this route are not much difference, just different in terms of amenities and ticket price.

ALSA (www.alsa.es) / Tel: +34 902 42 22 42: There are more than 15 bus trips per day on the Barcelona – Valencia route, the fare is about €6-35. Yes, only about €6 (if you buy early) you can comfortable to travel between these two cities. Traveling time is about 4-5 hours. Route Alicante – Valencia with more than 20 trips per day, fare €5-25, running time about 2 and a half hours. This bus company also operating buses from Almería, Benidorm, Granada, Málaga, Murcia, Sevilla and France (Marseille, Paris, Toulouse).

Avanza bus

While Autobuses Jiménez, Bilman Bus, Hife, Autobuses Buñol, La Concepción, Autocares Herca, Travicoi connect Valencia with other cities and small towns.

Flixbus, Linebús, Eurolines and Starbus operating international routes from Portugal, Andorra, France, Belgium…

All buses stop at Valencia Bus Terminal (Estación de Autobuses de Valencia). From here, you can walk to El Carmen area or take bus no. 8 to get to the city center.

Valencia Bus Terminal

Blablacar and car

Hop-on hop-off Valencia route map

Blablacar rideshare service from Madrid and Barcelona to Valencia for about €15-30. Travel time from both cities is about 3-4 hours.

If you want to self-driving, Valencia has a modern network of motorways connecting to other cities:

  • Highway A-3 Madrid – Valencia.
  • The Mediterráneo AP-7 highway running from south to north along the length of the Mediterranean coast to Barcelona and then connects to the French motorway network.

Ferry

The two ferry companies Trasmediterránea and Baleària operate ferries to Valencia from Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Algeria:

DestinationsPrice/Vehicle (€)Traveling TimeTripCompany
Ibiza60-80 / 110-1605-7hDailyBaleària, Trasmediterránea
Ibiza (Sant Antoni)86 / 1563h4 trips/weekBaleària
Mallorca (Palma)44-75 / 150-2107.5-8.5hDailyBaleària, Trasmediterránea
Menorca (Mahón)78 / 17715hWeeklyTrasmediterránea
Mostaganem (Algeria)100-110 / 170-20014-16h3 trip/weekBaleària

Unless you want to try a new experience, you should take the ferry because it is both time consuming and rarely offers promotions like flying. You can check ferries timetables, routes here.

Plane

There are many daily cheap flights from other cities in Europe and also from Morocco in Africa to Valencia. You can go to flight ticket hunting sites like Google Flight, Kayak, Skyscanner or Momondo to find tickets, very easy.

If there is no flight to Valencia from your stay, you can find a flight to Alicante, Barcelona or Madrid and then take a train or bus to Valencia. Although it will take more time, but you can take advantage of visiting these 2 cities.

Valencia Airport

Note: There is currently no direct flight from Vietnam or other Southeast Asian countries to Valencia. You can fly to major cities in Europe and then fly to Valencia.

Getting from airport city center

Valencia has only one airport called Aeroport de Valencia (VLC), about 10Km from the center. When searching for airline tickets, you just need to fill in the name of the city, no need to worry about buying the wrong ticket to other distant airports.

There are two easiest ways to travel between the airport and the city center are bus and metro:

  • Bus: Bus no. 150 runs between the airport and the city center in about half an hour. The two main bus stops in the center are Ángel Guimerà and Avenida Barón de Carcer, 26. Ticket price is €1.45.
  • Metro: Metro lines 3 and 5 connect the airport and the city center in about 20 minutes. There is a trip every 15 minutes. The single ticket price is €3.90 but you should not buy this ticket but should use the TuiN card for only €2 or go for free with the Valencia Tourist Card. The main metro stations in the center are Ángel Guimerà, Xàtiva and Colón.
Metro station
Valencia Metro map

For more details about vehicle types, stations, timetables, prices… you can refer here.

Valencia travel blog: Getting around Valencia

Most of the main attractions are located in the old town. So, even though it is the 3rd largest city in Spain, you can fully explore Valencia on foot or by bicycle. If you want to rent a bicycle, you can refer Valenbisi rental service at a very economical rental price.

3 popular public transport when traveling to Valencia are bus (EMT), tram and metro. To buy tickets, you need to buy a Móbilis Card and then “top-up” the tickets you want to use.

To get to the sea and harbour, the best way is to take a combination of metro and tram. Single ticket price of €1.50. If you traveling by metro and tram a lot, you should buy a 10-journey ticket Bonometro (10-trip ticket) (€7.60) or a top-up TuiN Card (each trip in zone A only costs €0.76).

Valencia tram

If you want to go to Albufera to watching sunset, you can take bus number 24 or 25 (these two routes are the same, only in the last section is divided into two different directions). Bus fare is €1.50/way, Bonobús 10-journey ticket costs €8.50.

Also, you can take the Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour for 24 or 48 hours. This bus tour will take you to main tourist attracions with unlimited travel times within its time frame.

Valencia hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour.

Valencia: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

To be able to use a combination of bus, tram and metro, you can buy a 10-journey ticket Bono Transbordo (€9.00) or a Valencia Tourist Card.

Vanlencia tickets and cards for public transport

Valencia Tourist Card

With this card you can travel for free with all Valencia public transport (bus, tram, metro) and get discounts to access, visit many tourist attractions, shopping, restaurants, and tourism services in Valencia. Cards cost €15, €20 and €25 respectively for 24, 48 and 72 hours. The 7-day pass, excluding transportation, costs €12. If you travel, visit or shop a lot, you should consider using these cards to save money.

Valencia tourist card

Valencia: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Valencia Tourist Card

Buy online to get 10% off card price. To learn more about Valencia Tourist Card and buy it online, you can refer here.

Valencia travel blog: Where to stay?

When renting an accommodation in Valencia, you can choose the following areas depending on the purpose of your trip:

  • If you traveling to Valencia by plane, you should find accommodation near the stops that metro lines 3 and 5 pass, especially the 3 stations of Ángel Guimerà, Xàtiva and Colón. These stations are located close to the old town, so it is very convenient to travel and visit.
  • The areas around Ciutat Arts I Ciencies (City of Arts and Sciences) are for travelers who love the modernity. However, this area does not have metro, you can only use bus or taxi.
  • Area near the sea: Of course for visitors who want to sunbathe and swim in the sea. There are many restaurants, bars and pubs suitable for partygoers. From here you can take tram or bus to the city center.
  • Albufera area: Quite inconvenient for travel, only bus lines 24 and 25 connect to the center. However, there are many beautiful scenes here, wild beaches and even nude beaches. Albufera is also the place to watch the most beautiful sunset in Valencia.
  • The Cabanyal area is being cleared, so it is quite complicated, you should not rent accommodation in this area.
Hotel Valencia Center (Agoda.com or Booking.com)

In terms of cost, the room rates in Valencia is quite cheap, from only €12 you can find beds in hostels. Double rooms cost from €30 with a convenient location, not too far away like other big cities.

Below we recommend more best budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort

Check out more top rated and best hotels in Valencia on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

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Valencia blog: What to to and where to go?

Old Town and Plaza de la Virgen (Valencia Cathedral)

Wandering around the old town will give you the feeling of stepping back in time with its well-preserved hundreds of years old buildings. The most prominent of these are probably Valencia Cathedral of Plaza de la Virgen. It is the soul of the city, with a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Classical architecture. Not only a church, this place is also a museum with many special masterpieces.

Originally built on an ancient Roman temple that was later a mosque, Valencia Cathedral is a Gothic building, although it preserves many elements from other periods from the Roman era to the Baroque era. | valencia travel blog
Magnificent Belltower

Visiting Valencia Cathedral, do not forget to find a small chapel inside the cathedral that preserved the original of the Holy Grail (The Holy Chalice of Valencia), which is said to have been used by Jesus at the Last Supper and if you climb up 207 steps of the Miguelete belltower, you will be able to enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the city.

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One of the Cathedral’s treasures are the Renaissance frescoes of the main altar, which were rediscovered ten years ago by removing the Baroque vaults that covered them.

Address: Plaça de l’Almoina, s/n, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Architect: Pere Compte
Opened: June 23, 1262

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences)

In stark contrast to the ancient look of the old town, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias complex with super modern architecture will overwhelm visitors. Splendid, magnificent, unique works make you think of sci-fi movies about the future. But everything here is real, you can see, touch to feel with all the senses. It includes a cinema with widescreen, planetarium and laser light projection room.

The project was inaugurated in 1998 by architect Santiago Calatrava – a Valencian resident. The cinema L’Hemisferic with 13,000m² is twice as large as Europe’s largest planetarium, the fancy design is modeled on the model of a giant eye, with the cinema room as the pupil. L’Hemisferic’s dome has an eyelid-like structure that can be closed or opened. This cinema officially opened in 1998 to serve exhibitions on science and art of the city of Valencia.

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This complex is an open area, you can walk around for free. Only when you want to enter the buildings do you have to buy tickets.

Address: Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain

Experience 2 World Heritage Sites

Valencia owns 2 World Heritage Sites that you cannot miss in your Valencia trip:

La Lonja (Silk Exchange Market): A group of buildings with Gothic architecture from the 16th century. This was once the largest silk trading market in Europe.

La Lonja

Water Court: Intangible cultural heritage from the 8th-13th centuries, still taking place regularly every week.

Water Court | © mikel ponce

Garden of the Turia

The Jardines del Túria (Garden of the Turia) was once a river but has since been transformed into a huge park. You can take a walk or cycling along this park to reach the complex of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

Address: Av. de Manuel de Falla, s/n, 46018 València, Valencia, Spain
Hours: Open 24 hours

Beaches

From the center, you can take the tram to reach Malvarrosa or Cabanyal beach. These are 2 beaches near the city, so there are all services to serve visitors. Because of this, these 2 beaches are always overloaded in the summer, so I don’t like it very much.

To avoid crowds, you should take a bus to the southern beaches outside the city like Autocine, El Saler, which are very deserted and clean. Note that in addition to the fresh water shower, there are no restaurants here, so you need to bring your own food and water.

Playa la Devesa, Valencia. Photo: Flickr/Jan Petter

Valencia National Ceramics Museum

González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts is housed in a 15th-century palace that has been reconstructed in the Rococo architectural style. The entrance in front of the door is highlighted by a statue of the Virgin Mary, water gushing from the statue’s hands. The museum houses and introduces visitors to traditional ceramic products from different locations, including Greek, Arabic, Roman and prehistoric times.

Exterior of the museum | Creator: Cristina Stamate

Address: Carrer del Poeta Querol, 2, 46002 València, Valencia, Spain
Hours: 10AM–2PM, 4–8PM/Monday: Closed
Founded: February 7, 1947

Bioparc Zoo

If you are a nature and animal lover, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Bioparc Zoo. This zoo was built in 2008 and is located along the Turia gardens. Currently, this zoo is the habitat of many different animals, including many rare and precious wildlife species native to Africa.

Address: Av. Pío Baroja, 3, 46015 València, Valencia, Spain
Hours: 10AM–7PM
Notable animals: Hope, Ebo, Vito, Mohr, Apollo, Juanita

Plaza de Ayuntamiento

A place that is considered the heart of Valencia city that you should visit is Plaza de Ayuntamiento Square. This is a beautiful large square located right in the heart of city center. Surrounding the square are many important structures and buildings such as the Cinematography Institute and Teatro Rialto (Rialto Theater), Valencia City Hall and the post office, etc. In the middle of the square is a circular fountain, a statue of the hero of Valencia, Francesc de Vinatea. This square also where regularly takes place many important events and exciting festivals in Valencia. Therefore, this is always one of the busiest and busiest areas of Valencia city.

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L’Oceanografic Aquarium

Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium in Europe. It’s a Valencia tourist attraction that shows true homage to our planet’s sea and ocean. L’Oceanografic Outdoor Oceanographic Institute in water lily-shaped architecture covering an area of 110,000 square meters with glass tunnels, containing more than 11 million gallons of water, gathering 45,000 marine life of 500 species, such as sharks, white whales, seals, dolphins, penguins… The aquarium is divided geographically into ten different parts, from the North Pole to the equator.

Oceanogràfic Valencia Entrance Ticket

Address: Carrer d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain
Hours: 10AM–6PM

El Cabanyal Neighborhood

As a famous tourist attraction located on the coast of La Malvarrosa. It is located on the east side of the city, where houses are clustered with colorful ancient architecture and impressive paintings on the walls.

Central Market

Valencian cuisine has much to be proud of and you can find it all at the Central Market with full of local products from fruit, seafood to crafts, souvenirs as well as Mediterranean flavors.

Mercado Central Market | valencia travel blog

Albufera National Park

The most perfect place to enjoy nature when traveling to Valencia is the Albufera National Park. This is an area with large lakes, deserted beaches, rice fields and a place to watch stunning sunset. Albufera is also the cradle of legendary dish Paella, come and feel the fatty taste of this unique dish!

Bologfera Natural Park is 10 km from the city, here you can watch the dreamy sunset, take a boat ride. Like an oasis surrounded by rice fields and forests. You should visit it if you want to learn the origins of Valencian cuisine.

Visit El Palmar and try some of the typical dishes, such as all-i-pebre and llisa adobada. Enjoy food in a new way by learning about its origins. Stroll along six of the possible walking routes in the nature park, spot birds and aquatic plants, and have a real fishing experience in the largest lake area in Spain.

Address: mata de l’antina,, Valencia, Spain
Established: July 23, 1986

Las Fallas Festival

Las Fallas, the biggest festival in the city, takes place in mid-March every year. Ninots of all sizes erected throughout the city from March 15 to the night of March 19 will be burned. The festival attracts many visitors from all over the world.

If you like festivals, noise and bustle, you should go to see Las Fallas, and if you like quiet, you should stay away because it is super noisy. Some Valencians even have to move away to avoid noise during festival time.

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If you do not have the opportunity to go to Valencia in time for Las Fallas, you can go to the Museo Fallero (Fallas Museum) to admire the works that are kept every year.

Valencia travel blog: What and where to eat?

Like everywhere else in Spain, restaurants in Valencia are open very late. Lunch time at 2pm and dinner time at 9pm. Restaurants and bars open about 1 hour before this time frame. Some restaurants that cater to tourists open all day, but you should not eat at these places because the food are quite expensive and not very tasty.

The tap water in Valencia is said to be potable, but it’s usually hard to drink because it tastes weird. You should buy large bottles of water at supermarkets at a very cheap price of only €1/8l bottle, then extract it into a small bottle, bring and drink it gradually.

Must-try dishes in Valencia

Paella

Legend has it that Valencia is the birthplace of the famous Paella, a type of rice cooked with seafood or chicken and rabbit. I really like this dish. A lot of eateries in Valencia serve paella, but the quality is vary. People often say “Paella in Valencia is both delicious and has the best taste” and often forget the following sentence “but that doesn’t mean paella in other places is bad and every restaurant in Valencia is good”. Therefore, you should research carefully to find the best place to eat.

The birthplace of paella | valencia travel blog

You can try paella at Barraca Toni Montoliu, Casa Roberto or Casa Carmela with “confirmed” quality.

Fideuà

A variation of paella, prepared similarly but replacing rice with small pasta is also loved by many locals.

Horchata (orxata)

A famous Valencia specialty drink made from chufa tubers grown right in the surrounding fields. Traveling to Valencia in the summer without trying this drink is a big omission. In terms of form and method of making, it is quite similar to make soy milk in Vietnam. Spanish love sweets, so horchata is usually added a lot of sugar and so sweet. Personally, I prefer unsweetened horchata because it has a very good taste, not overwhelmed by the sweetness.

Do not drink horchata from street food vendors because it is not very tasty, go to stalls specialize selling horchata called horchateria to enjoy. If you don’t mind going far, head to Alboraia, where the best chufas are grown with many famous horchaterias.

Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia is a popular local drink, made from water, cava (sparkling wine), orange juice, gin and vodka, quite attractive.

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Tinto de verano

Tinto de verano is not a typical drink of Valencia, but in the middle of a hot summer afternoon, sitting at a restaurant by the beach, sipping its sweet and passionate taste, it is worth a try.

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Where to eat?

The secret to eat cheap and delicious when traveling to Valencia in particular and the whole of Spain in general is to find lunch sets (called Menú del Día) for only about €10 including 2 main dishes, drinks and dessert. Make sure to eat full and sit in a restaurant.

The place with the most restaurants and the most affordable prices is the Barrio de Carmen area. Here there are many shops with different styles for you to choose from.

If you are tired of Western food, you can go to the Chinese area (on the “side” of the Valencia Nord station) to find Asian food at very cheap and diverse food.

Some restaurant I really like:

Mattilda (Carrer de Roteros, 21, 46003 Valencia): This restaurant has a pretty good paella lunch menu, but it only serves from 2 people or more.

Restaurante Taberna Gallega (Gran Via de les Germanies, 9, 46006 Valencia): This restaurant specializes in Galician region cuisine. It looks ugly from the outside but the food is extremely delicious, the price is super cheap, only €10 for a set meal (dinner with the same price as lunch). Moreover, this price includes wine. And really good wine, not a booze that doesn’t want to be tasted. The first time I ate at this restaurant, I was so fascinated that dinner, I came back to eat again in the evening, and continued drinking because it was irresistible.

Taberna Gallega meal | valencia blog

Horchateria Toni (Carrer Colon, 11, 46120 Alboraia): Easily accessible by metro. The horchata and ice cream here are delicious.

Horchateria Toni (Av. l’Horta, 1, 46120 Port Saplaya): The same owner as the shop above, so the quality of horchata is the same. This shop is quite far when reach by bus, but it has a very good location close to the beach and right next to the small Venice area – Port Saplaya is very beautiful. My favorite dish in this shop is not horchata but super delicious chestnut ice cream.

Some tips to save budget when eating in Valencia

When traveling to Valencia, you can temporarily forget about buying home-cooked food to save money. The reason is that food in Valencia is very cheap and varied, it can be said that you can find food at any price. These are 2 most economical ways but you can still enjoy local cuisine:

Takeaway shops are very popular with people. These places often have Plato del Día (dish of the day) for only about €2.5. Other dishes are usually from €3-4/part and guarantee full. However, these stores are not located in the center, but only in residential and student areas, most of which are in Bernimaclet. If you see a place where food is displayed in a glass cabinet with the word “Para Llever” (takeaway food), you can go in and eat delicious and cheap right away.

Take away food | valencia travel blog

If you want to saving more and more, you can go to supermarkets to find ready-made meals for only €2/box, with all kinds of food. Take it home to warm up in the microwave for a few minutes and you will have a delicious hot meal. It’s not great, but it’s not bad.

Valencia travel blog: Entertainment and nightlife in Valencia

Valencia has a wide variety of entertainment activities with live music, theatre, events, sports, cinemas… You can find daily updated information at the tourist offices or via websites: Love Valencia, AU, Hello, Cartelera Turia.

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Valencia’s two main football teams are Valencia CF and Levante UD. If you like football, you can go to the Mestalla stadium or the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia to watch a match to satisfy your eyes.

Valencia blog: Traveling cost

As you can see above, the cost of traveling to Valencia is inexpensive. Except for the tickets to get to Valencia, every day here you only need to spend about €40 to be able to explore comfortably. The longer you stay, the more benefits you get with daily and weekly tickets. If you only eat with food buy from supermarkets or takeaway food and don’t use transportation, it can be even cheaper.

But anyway, don’t save too much, sometimes spending money to have fun is also bring memorable experiences.

Valencia travel blog: Some notes before you go

  • Although it is a safe city, vigilance is needed. Don’t leave your belongings careless or careless about money.
  • If you ride a bicycle, lock it properly. Repeat: Lock your bike well. Although it’s safe for visitor, but vehicle is not safe at all, be careful.
  • Choosing a place to stay that suits your needs, tourists often stay near the old town for easy sightseeing.
  • Always keep your travel tickets carefully to avoid losing them. If found without tickets or invalid tickets will be fined up to €100.
  • Most attractions are closed on Mondays, so if you come to Valencia on this day, you should go to the beach or head to Albufera area.
  • Don’t be afraid to communicate with strangers. Valencia is quite safe and the people are very friendly, so don’t worry too much when someone starts a conversation. As long as you are not too gullible, you will be fine, sometimes you will even find new friends.
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Valencia blog: Summary of budget tips when traveling to Valencia

  • Book in advance for all pre-bookable services to get the best price: Air tickets, trains, accommodation, Valencia Tourist Card…
  • If you only take the metro/tram, use the TuiN Card.
  • Buy 10-journey tickets, daily tickets or Valencia Tourist Card to save on travel costs.
  • Maybe consider taking a taxi or Uber if traveling in a group.
  • Rent a Valenbisi bike and change your bike every 30 minutes instead of renting by day.
  • If you go in a large group, you can try AirBnB with family apartments.
  • Take advantage of visiting places for free. Lots of attractions are free on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings before 2pm.
  • If you visit a lot, you should buy a Valencia Tourist Card to get a discount on ticket prices. Remember to buy online to get 10% off.
  • Buy meals at the supermarket or at takeaway stores.

Above are my “secrets” to have an economical trip to Valencia and many memorable experiences. Hope this article helps you get the best information to plan your trip. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment!

Valencia blog: Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to Valencia you can refer to

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