How to Spend 24 Hours in Valencia, Spain

Spain, Valencia Guide (B): How to Spend 24 Hours in Valencia, Spain

Valencia, like most of Spain, has a spirit that’s hard to define. The people and ancestors who made Valencia what it is define the soul and energy of Valencia. A Spanish native in Seville once told me that Spain is a country within a country, which means each region or area is completely different than the rest of the country.

With no interest in discovering modern Valencia, I spent time exploring the parks, seaside and historic places that make Valencia. If you’re looking to explore the historical roots in 24 hours or less, be sure to check out some of these places. 

This historic bridge is the gateway between ancient and modern Valencia. Built in 1591, this is one of the oldest still-standing bridges in the city. Before visiting, or returning from, the garden below, admire the two statues, the Virgin Mary and St. Paschal. It’s a magical piece of history that should not be missed. 

Without a care in the world, get lost in one of Valencia’s most prominent park. During the spring, beautiful blossoms flow in the wind, which at times, feels like its snowing purple petals. The air is fragrant, with plenty of orange trees to admire. Picture-worthy historical sites along the garden includes Real Palace, Torres de Serranos, a place to capture city views from a 1392 Gothic monument and Porta de la Mar. ​ ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Spend 24 Hours in Valencia, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Valencia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Puenta del Mar   Mercado de Colon   Plaça de Lope de Vega Region   Mercat de la Tapineria   Horchateria de Santa Catalina  
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
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