Tourism Valencia. Everything you can’t miss in the city
Complete guide of Valencia
Valencia has everything you could ask for from a big city with the charm of a small village. You can go to the Opera, have haute couture dresses made, wander the streets of El Carmen, visit Calatrava’s buildings, eat paella in the Malvarrosa or buy vegetables in the market garden.
According to a study carried out by InterNations, the best city to live in Spain is neither Barcelona nor Madrid, the favourite in all aspects is Valencia and it’s no wonder, the light and happiness that you can find in the Levante is unbeatable.
And if we haven’t convinced you yet? Come to Valencia, follow our step by step guide and you will see it with your own eyes.
The best paella
At Casa Roberto you will find the best rice in town and also a lot of famous faces: politicians, singers and bullfighters don’t forget to stop by for lunch.
Calle del Maestro Gozalbo, 19.
For lovers of wine and signature cuisine
Entrevins Restaurant at 7, Rue de la Paz. Let yourself be recommended by sommelier Guillaume Glories with the pairing of all his dishes. The value for money and his creations make this restaurant a must-visit.
The best break
There is a magical place in Valencia to while away the hours. Having a relaxing drink in this place is a pleasure. It is famous for its Agua de Valencia. El Café de las Horas in Calle Conde Almodóvar 1. http://www.cafedelashoras.com
The best Gin Tonic
The Guinness Premium on Calle Ruzafa 15. This place rightly boasts of making the best gin and tonic in the city, with 10 different kinds of gin and tonic using the latest techniques.
Restaurants you must try
A few wines, a few beers, informal dinner, formal lunch, groups… it doesn’t matter, it’s always a good option. El Coral is a cosy and unpretentious establishment whose secret lies in the quality of the ingredients. The Russian salad, the cuttlefish or the oxtail are exquisite. The reasonable prices and excellent service make it a safe bet in a friendly and bullfighting atmosphere. Calle Joaquín Costa 45
The classic squid sandwich, the real thing, the one you’ve always had. The ideal place to try them, right in front of the Coso de Xátiva. Also the usual portions of croquettes, bravas or snails in a traditional bar with affordable prices. A classic stop after the festivities, with all the noise and bustle included. Calle Ribera 17
Ten minutes from the Plaza de Toros we find this restaurant with the signature of chef Ricard Camarena. The cuisine is Mediterranean and the Valencian vegetable garden is the clear protagonist: artichokes, aubergines and stews. But we cannot fail to mention the fish, some rice, and some elaborate desserts to finish with the best taste in the mouth. An interesting geographical selection of wines and good service do the rest.
Calle Jorge Juan 19, Mercado de Colón
Valen & cia
They take care of the smallest detail in the food, each dish is an exquisite combination of flavours and vintage and industrial decoration. In just a few months they have managed to become the trendiest restaurant in the city. A real discovery. c/Sorní 35. Valencia. http://www.valenandcia.com/
Simply brilliant, the Valencian chef Ricard Camarena has managed to get his Russian salad rated as the best in Spain. C/ Maestro José Serrano 5. Valencia http://canallabistro.com. And don’t miss the Central Bar either. The tapas bar in the impressive Central Market in Valencia, all with fresh daily produce, for breakfast, lunch or tapas.
In the heart of the city centre is this restaurant run by chef Quique Dacosta and the prestigious sommelier Manuela Romera. A contemporary and unique space where tapas are the key. The foie gras and dried fruit yoghurt, the mellow duck rice with mushrooms, pumpkin couscous and fish are some of its star dishes.
Calle Correos 8
Located in front of the City of Arts and Sciences, the Vertical restaurant is located in the Hotel Ilunion Acqua, where we can highlight its wonderful views of Valencia while enjoying lunch or dinner. Its cuisine is dynamic and Mediterranean; and wine plays an important role, presenting the most innovative wines on the market.
Calle Luis García Berlanga 19
Going out for a drink
Valencia is full of pubs and bars with a great variety of styles in which you will find the best atmosphere, music and a great variety of drinks and cocktails that will make your night a great night out “Get into the Valencian movida”.
You can go to the areas of Cánovas, Aragón, El Carmen, Honduras, Ruzafa, Benimaclet and Juan Llorens where you will find (NI SE SABE, ME DA IGUAL, AGUACATE, PUB OPERA, RADIO CITY, BOLSERIA, BIG BEN, FLOW VIVA LA PEPA, PEQUEÑO DIABLO, GLOP, MAMA AFRICA, EL EMBRUJO, JUANITA, ) these are some of the pubs and bars in Valencia.