So you’ve put together a flight itinerary lately, and you’ve found yourself having a long layover in the Spanish city of Valencia? Or perhaps you heading there on business, and you have 24 hours to kill before heading back home?
Whatever the reason, here’s what you can do with only one day to spare in Valencia…
1) Explore the City of Arts and Sciences
If you only have time to do one thing while in Valencia, make seeing the super futuristic City of Arts and Science your top priority.
Finished in 2005 at the mouth of the old course of the River Turia (diverted after a tragic flood in 1957), this brilliant steel, concrete and glass structure is home to a number of attractions that celebrate the contributions of the arts and sciences to our modern world.
From L’Hemisfèric, which contains an IMAX cinema and a planetarium, to L’Oceanogràfic, a series of aquariums containing marine species from around the world, there is much to see here and as such, it should be the anchor attraction of your brief 24 hours in Valencia.
2) Poke around Valencia Cathedral
If you are interested in history or culture, then be sure to find the time to take a look around Valencia Cathedral. Built in the 13th century by the local bishop, this church is noteworthy for being one of a handful in the world that claim to possess the Holy Grail.
However, Valencia Cathedral has the backing of many Christian historians that have concluded from avaialble evidence that the chalice here is indeed the one that Jesus Christ drank out of on the night of the Last Supper.
Apart from that, the design of its interior dome and its collection of 15th century paintings are additional reasons to include this sight on your tight 24 hour itinerary in Valencia.
3) Dine and drink in Barri del Carme
No matter what you do in Valencia, you will have to get something to eat at some point. When the sun sets and dinner time rolls around, indulge in some Spanish food and drink in Barri del Carme.
This lively neighborhood is home to a number of amazing restaurants, tapas bars, and Valencia’s alternative scene. This will make for a great night out; just be sure to set your alarm before leaving your accommodation … you don’t want to miss your flight in the morning!
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