Solo Trip Inspiration: 4 Places to Visit in Valencia
Contributed by @Julian_Asante
This post will highlight places worth visiting in Valencia, costs and any useful tips to make you have a pleasant stay in this beautiful city. As a solo traveller, I decided on Valencia for two key reasons.
Firstly, I wanted to visit a city in Spain which has a rich culture, unharmed by an influx of British Tourists.
Secondly, I booked Valencia because I wanted to visit a city with a healthy balance of beaches, modern/historic architecture and activities to keep me engaged - all for a fair price.
The price of my ticket was £120. However, I am confident in saying that you could find tickets from £80 upwards if you are flexible with dates and times.
Now that we've got that out of the way here are my four top recommendations of places to visit:
1. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences)
The architecture of the Art and Science Museum is truly amazing. You will find yourself taking multiple pictures in this entertainment-based cultural complex. Whether you're alone or with company, there is plenty to see and do here. Give yourself ample time to soak up Valencia's most important modern tourist destination. When you're here, I’d highly recommend visiting the science mseum and of course Oceanographic. The science museum gives you an understanding of renowned Scientists that were pivotal to Valencia's development. Oceanographic is an aquarium full of many different Aquatic species.
The combined tickets to both sites were €30 in total.
This is a Botanical Garden situated right in the heart of the Old Town / historic Town of Valencia. Jardin Botanico has an array of trees and medicinal plants. It's a peaceful place in a lively part of town. A bonus to Jardin Botanico is most certainly its location. If you have a taste for gargoyles, gothic churches, grand palaces, all in an area where you can eat tasty traditional cuisine, take a trip to the Botanical Garden of Valencia and take a trip through the Old Town.
Entry cost = €2.50
Another place to visit is a zoo holding Animals predominantly from Africa.- do not dare to visit Valencia without visiting here. I felt that Biopark was well thought; designed in a way that allows the animals to be in their most natural environment. Be advised that Biopark isn't "cheap" but a worthwhile experience nonetheless. Please be advised not to bring in your own food to this zoo as it will be seized on entry.
Entry cost = €23.80 (Adults).
My last recommendation is a beach in Valencia. I would recommend spending your last day here when you've exhausted out everything else Valencia has to offer. Malvarossa is a well looked after and buzzing beach. It's well policed but not in an intimidating way. Plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs exist here. If you're into clubbing I'd recommend hitting up the marina beach club too!