Valencia travel information
Valencia City Info
Population : 807.200
Currency : Euro €
Language : Spanish
Opening hours : Normal opening hours are from 10.00 to 13.30 and 17.00 to 20.30 hours. However, in tourist resorts the opening hours are longer from 10.00 until 22.00, sometimes even later. The shopping centres are also open throughout the day from 10.00 to 22.00 hours. On Sundays and Bank Holidays only the shops in tourist resorts are open, those in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna and other non-tourist towns are closed. However these shops do open in December and a few Sundays during the year.
Emergency numbers : 112 all emergencies / 092 local police / 061 medical emergencies
Getting to Valencia
- By air: Valencia airport is situated eight km. west of the city. There is a frequent bus-service from the terminal to the city centre, underground and taxi-service. Information: 34 961.59.85.00.
- By train: Train station is located in the city centre. Trains arrive and depart for all national and international destinations. It also caters for local destinations within the Valencian Province.
- By sea: Valencia is principally an industrial port but it also operates a frequent ferry service to the Balearic Islands and is the starting point for many Mediterranean Cruises.
- By road: The AP-7 motorway runs down the east coast of Spain connecting Valencia to the main European motorway network and to A-23 Sagunto-Somport and the A-3 Madrid-Valencia dual carriageway.
Moving around – Transportation
The city offers many different ways for you to discover it. Here are the best ways of getting around Valencia:
- Taxi: This is considered by many the easy or lazy option, especially if money is not an issue. Minimum rates start at between €3.50 or €4.
- Metro: here are 4 lines that traverse the city, all connected intelligently with corresponding bus and train routes. The price of a single ticket starts at €1.10, though the best option is to buy a 10 journey card for €5.60. The metro runs from 6am until 11pm, at weekends the service is less frequent and runs till 10pm.
- Bus: The main bus company in Valencia is the EMT . Its extensive service covers most of the urban centre and as far out as the suburbs. The cheapest way to take advantage of the EMT service is to buy a 10 journey 'Bonobus' card for €5.20.
What to Visit (do no miss!)
The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia , Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia.
The picturesque old town of Valencia is the city's favourite 'chill out' zone with its narrow alleyways, honey-coloured buildings, Bohemian atmosphere and nooks and crannies packed with bars and cafes. Apart from being the ideal spot for people-watching,
It is reputedly the resting place of the Holy Grail, but whether you believe that or not the ornate Valencia Cathedral is worth a visit just because of its unique history and combination of architectural styles. Like many religious buildings around the world, the Cathedral of Valencia is build on the site of previous temples.
Valencia's World Heritage Site is the old Silk Exchange. The Silk Market is the main monument of the city and a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture. The building has been declared by UNESCO as part of Humanity's Heritage . Construction on the Lonja began in 1483.
- Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda)
One of Valencia's loveliest squares, the Plaza de la Virgen is a great place to sit and soak up the atmosphere among the flapping pigeons.
Whatever kind of entertainment you're looking for is here. There are so many clubs, discos, bars, theatres and cinemas to choose from, so you'll have no problem finding somewhere to go. Week-ends are the most lively time of the week for clubs but many of them also open during the week. You can go clubbing, visit a bar or wine and dine in one of Valencia's lovely restaurants.
The best area to go to in the cooler months is the centre, in the historic Barrio Carmen . The Calle Alta is a good street to start your barhopping. An evening out in Valencia might also involve a series of tasca crawls that centre around the historic core at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Some of the most evocative tascas don't even have signs - your best bet is to go in whichever tasca takes your fancy.