Old world charm meets modern architectural wonders in this eclectic city that is steeped in art and culture. Wander through bustling Gothic plazas and explore the awe-inspiring City of Arts and Sciences, a museum and cinema complex designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava. Whether you choose to shop, sightsee, or people-watch, Spain’s third largest city offers visitors a truly authentic European experience.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Valencia Port; Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone CET (Central Europe Time) UTC/GMT +2 hours
Language The local language is Spanish. Say "good morning" in Spanish: "buenos dias."
Currency & Shopping European Currency (EUR) Leather, native crafts, perfume, jewelry and ceramic.
Best Way to Get Around Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organized shore excursions are probably the best option!
Fun Fact #1 The Serranos Towers are considered to be the largest Gothic city gateway in all of Europe, and were constructed at the end of the 14th century by Pere Balaguer as part of the city's fortification.
Fun Fact #2 Foodies can rejoice at Mercado Central. Spanning 8,000 square meters, this impressive market is filled with locals selling fresh fish, vegetables, olives, herbs, hams, sweets and more.
Fun Fact: Foodies Valencia is the birthplace of paella, a traditional Spanish dish made with saffron-colored rice, fresh seafood or meat and a variety of vegetables.