Tour for Kids in Valencia (Self Guided), Valencia

Valencia is one of the few cities that offers top entertainment for parents and kids. A wide variety of interesting places for children including local-product toy stores, amazing amusement parks and much more can be found in Valencia.
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Guide Name: Tour for Kids in Valencia
Guide Location: Spain » Valencia (See other walking tours in Valencia)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Author: kane
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • City of the Arts and Sciences
  • Gulliver Park
  • Palau de la Musica
  • Casa de los Caramelos
  • Centro de Artesania
  • House of Cats
City of the Arts and Sciences

1) City of the Arts and Sciences (must see)

This location may very well become Spain’s top tourist attraction soon. It is among the newest building complexes in Valencia and has quite modern architecture. It very much looks space-age in nature.

The complex has some free attractions, as well as several that will cost some money. The location has a planetarium, a science museum, an aquarium, and an arts and science exhibit area. The overall complex covers more than seven kilometers, so plan on doing some walking to see everything.

The science museum portion is very hands-on, and all the exhibits are designed to engage audiences of all ages. Many people have mentioned that this building looks a bit like the bones of a fish. It is definitely an architectural phenomenon.

One of the other very popular pieces is the aquarium. It is currently the largest such structure in Europe. It currently houses more than 500 different kinds of aquatic life that has been gathered from every ocean in the world.

Why You Should Visit:
Fabulous architecture and gardens that you can spend hours exploring without even getting inside any of the buildings.
The sprawling complex consists of 7 structures, seamlessly interwoven with lush greenery, interesting artwork and beautiful shallow pools that you can dip your feet in to cool off.

Budget at least 2 days to fully explore and appreciate everything the area has to offer, including the night views and amazing Valencian horchata from the stalls located throughout the complex.
Activities can cost anywhere from 5€ to €30.

Operation Hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm; Fri-Sun: 10am-7pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Gulliver Park

2) Gulliver Park

This is a theme park based on "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, made up of a giant model of Lemuel Gulliver tied to the ground. This is a unique attraction that will require a few days to explore. The park is very colorful and a wonderland for children to enjoy.
Palau de la Musica

3) Palau de la Musica

The Music Hall is one of the newer additions to the city of Valencia, having been constructed in 1987. Like the City of Arts and Sciences, it is also a very modern structure, and represents a desire to show the world a more modern side to the city. It is also one of the most unique music halls you will ever visit.

Upon first notice, the hall looks like a giant greenhouse. The bubble style roof makes use of transparency to bring light into the facility. You will also note the large use of plants in the decor. But don’t let the nature theme fool you; the acoustics of this place are stunning. From a musical standpoint, the sound of the music hall is among the best in all of Spain.

It is located in a spot that is actually part of the old riverbed for the Turia River, and is an integral part of the gardens of Turia. A beautiful fountain is located in the front of the building, and it makes a nice opening “welcome” for what is to come.

The location sponsors concert hall type events, as well as musical and ballet. Several modern art exhibits are also on display here throughout the year.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Casa de los Caramelos

4) Casa de los Caramelos

Casa de los Caramelos is The House of Sweets. Oh yes! One of the hottest spots for children or anyone with a sweet tooth. A whole house dedicated to cakes, candies and jelly beans coming in hundreds of shapes, colors and tastes. Watch your teeth, though!
Centro de Artesania

5) Centro de Artesania

Centro de Artesania is a craft center. Its wonderful collection of local ceramics will melt your heart. The Centro de Artesania houses a great range of local arts and crafts, including paintings and jewelery. There are many workshops and displays that take place here throughout the year, and best of all, admission is free.

Operation Hours: 10.00 am - 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday-Friday.
House of Cats

6) House of Cats

The House of Cats in Barrio del Carmen in Calle Museo will make your little traveler scream with joy and pleasure. The tiny kittens found here look like little cat angels. The House of Cats appears to be a regular house, but the keepers are fluffy.

Operation Hours: Monday -Sunday: 8:00- 20:00.

Walking Tours in Valencia, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Valencia

Create Your Own Walk in Valencia

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Art Walking Tour in Valencia

Art Walking Tour in Valencia

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Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Religious Sightseeing Walk in Valencia

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Valencia Introduction Walk

Valencia Introduction Walk

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Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Architectural Sightseeing Tour in Valencia

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Strolling El Mercat of Valencia

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Walk in El Carme, Valencia

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles