Discover Valencia in 2 Days

As the third largest city in Spain, Valencia offers endless possibilities for visitors of all types, as we’ve seen in the rest of this guide. This destination is one of the most requested due to its ideal location, accessibility, and affordability.  In this article, we outline the top things that you shouldn’t miss on a 2-day trip to Valencia: history, modernity, nature, entertainment, etc. In addition to its incredible local cuisine, Valencia also offers some of the best plates of the Mediterranean diet: rice dishes, paella, seafood, Spanish tapas, etc. Valencia is also known for very active nightlife: in the streets surrounding the main cathedral, you’ll find numerous bars, pubs, restaurants, and neat shops dotting the narrow alleys. 

One: Ciutat Vella, Local Gastronomy, and the Russafa Neighbourhood

Upon arriving in Valencia, the first thing you’ll want to do is take a stroll through the city’s main plazas and old town: City Hall Plaza and the Plaza de la Virgen makeup the most historic part of the city’s old town. Don’t miss a visit to the cathedral, the Geralitat Building, the Modern Art Museum (IVAN), the Central Market, or the Silk Market and the North Station – making for a lovely historic walk. As with all destinations, the best way to get to know a city is on foot; passing by historic hole-in-the-wall taverns that don’t appear on the map, plazas with unknown names, and streets that you never thought you would wander upon. If you’re itching to try a typical Valencian paella, we suggest visiting the restaurants along the Las Arenas beach so that you can also enjoy views of the Mediterranean while dining. Later, you can head to the Russafa neighbourhood. This trendy area will surely enamour your group with its unique mix of antiquity and modernity– quaint bars, small and one-of-a-kind shops, and of course, the ambiance created by the neighbourhood locals. Stop into the neighbourhoods Mercado for a drink–it’ll surprise you! Ah! And after an intense day of sightseeing, don’t miss enjoying a glass of the famous horchata, a tradition in Valencia. We recommend the Horchateria de Santa Catalina, located in a plaza of the same name, that’s been around for more than two centuries. Be sure to include this in your trip planning–the students will love it!

Day Two: City of Arts and Sciences and the Beaches

After a good night’s sleep, your second day begins with heading to the City of Arts and Sciences and the Oceanografic. As we’re sure everyone has already told you, these are the city’s main attractions. This curious scientific and cultural centre is made up of the Museum of Science (also known as the Prince Phillip Museum) and the Oceanografic, the largest aquarium in Europe. It’s built like a city inside of a city: a fantastic open space full of cultural, scientific, and leisure attractions. As an alternate option to visit the City of Arts and Sciences, we suggest touring by bike. What once was the Turia riverbed running through the city is now a 9 kilometre path connecting the City of Arts and Sciences with Capcalera Park. This is a plan that would surely please your students on their school trip. Lastly, one of the great virtues of Valencia is its attractive climate year-round. Just simply visiting the city’s beaches is a worthwhile trip in of itself. The beach at El Cabanyal (Las Arenas) can be found mere minutes from the city centre and boasts an impressive promenade that’s now known as a hotspot for any and all free time activities: walking, skating, running, sunbathing, and sitting on bar terraces. On the north end, you’ll find La Malvarrosa beach with tons of soft, fine sand.

Guide for Organising your School Trip to Valencia

Learn more about Valencia and organising your educational school trip with the rest of our guide: activities, accommodation, prominent monuments, etc.:

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