Valencia: A province steeped in history and nature

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Valencia
3 days
Valencia
3 days
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In the province of Valencia you can find towns full of history and spectacular natural landscapes. On this route, visit some buildings dating back to the Roman and Arab eras. You can also play sports in the open air and enjoy very special enclaves.

Bird species that inhabit the Albufera and the Marjal dels Moros are in danger of extinction.
Don’t leave any trash behind in the natural spaces you visit.
You can also practice canyoning around Cortes de Pallás.
Bird species that inhabit the Albufera and the Marjal dels Moros are in danger of extinction.
Don’t leave any trash behind in the natural spaces you visit.
You can also practice canyoning around Cortes de Pallás.

What to see in Valencia in 3 days

DAY 1

Requena and its caves

Begin in the interior of the province. Visit the historic old town of Requena, where you will enter caves dating back to the Arabs and lose yourself in the alleyways to see the beautiful facade of the Iglesia de Santa María. You can buy a “bollo” at a bakery, a salty bun that is traditional here and contains cold cuts.

Kayaking in Cortes de Pallás

Have a picnic next to the beautiful El Corbinet waterfall and then take a kayak ride to the Embalse de Cortes de Pallás, a reservoir.

Route of the Molinos

The Route of the Alborache Molinos is a beautiful and peaceful walk by the river. It is a 3.4 km round-trip linear route.

DAY 2

Breakfast at the Mercat Central

"Have breakfast inside the Mercat Central while watching it come to life. Browse stores selling various products and buy local foods.

I recommend you have breakfast at the Central Bar by Ricard Camarena."

Carmen Neighborhood

Route through Valencia's old town. Visit the interior of the Lonja, enter the Iglesia de San Nicolás. It is known as Valencia’s Sistine Chapel for its frescoes. Climb to the top of the Micalet, the Campanario, to enjoy marvelous views of the city.

City of Arts and Sciences

Explore the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic architectural complex. You can visit the interior of the Museum of Sciences or enjoy a concert or opera at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia.

DAY 3

Dawn at Marjal dels Moros

See the sunrise from Marjal dels Moros, a wetland and ZEPA area with several wooden observation decks from which you can observe hundreds of birds, including flamingos.

El Garbi

Climb up the Garbi, in the Sierra Calderona Natural Park, by the Las Cadenas Route. A route with some difficulty; you climb it using the chains that are set into the rocks. In total, it’s about 7.5 km.

Sagunto

Visit the great Sagunto Castle, as well as its Roman Amphitheatre. End the day by having an ice cream at the Port of Sagunto.

If you have time to spare, take a stroll through the Judería.

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Before you travel

  • Wear sports footwear. It's very important to have comfortable shoes to be able to walk for hours and do activities all day.
  • Book Kayak activity at Cortes de Pallás and a boat ride through the Albufera in advance.
  • Take mosquito repellent for the wetlands and sunscreen if you take the route in summer.

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Eva is both curious and respectful, as is evident from the articles on her blog “Meraviglia”. It’s a place where she shares places off the beaten track, promotes sustainable tourism and raises awareness about taking care of the planet and leaving a positive footprint wherever we go. Eva is a strong defender of local travel and maintains that we can find wonderful places both thousands of kilometers away and on our own doorsteps.