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Our most recommended Valencia Museums & exhibitions

Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

1. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia Bike Tour

2. Valencia Bike Tour

Discover Valencia's streets, squares, monuments and most important historical sites in less time on a guided bike tour. Combine the old with the new as you cruise past historical buildings like the Quart Towers and new ones like the City of Arts & Sciences.  Meet your guide and get set up with your bike. Start your tour of Valencia by pedaling downhill to the unique Turia Gardens which were created in a former riverbed and stretch for 13 kilometers through the city.  Cycle past the Serranos Towers, a small castle which used to be the former main entrance of the medieval walled city. Cruise past important historical buildingslike the Mercado de Colón, Gardens of the Old Hospital, Pillar Square, and the Quart Towers.  Soak up the atmosphere as you glide by the old university, the Patriarca Church and the Glorieta Gardens. Continue along the former riverbed passing by the Music Hall until you reach the City of Arts & Sciences. Admire this new landmark of Valencia, known for its futuristic white architecture designed by world-acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava. From here you will head back to the starting point following the riverbed and riding past the Fine Arts Museum.

Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

3. Valencia: Principe Felipe Science Museum Entry Ticket

Learn about science and space in an interactive, informative and entertaining way with full-day admission to the Principe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia’s ground-breaking City of Arts and Sciences. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava in the form of a whale’s skeleton and is designed to bring science and technology closer to the public in an amusing way. Its motto is, "Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, and not to think." Among the exhibitions you are invited to touch, feel and think about are the Electricity Theatre. In front of an auditorium, with seating for up to 50 people, your hair will literally stand on end as a slightly crazy inventor demonstrates the physical principles of electricity Explore more than 40,000 square meters of the Principe Felipe Science Museum’s galleries, and learn more about concepts such as climate change, surveillance technology and biometrics, all in easy-to-understand language.

Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

4. Valencia: San Nicolas, Silk Museum and Santos Juanes Church

Make the most of your visit to Valencia with this combined ticket to 3 unique places: the Silk Museum, the Church of San Nicolas, and the Church of Santos Juanes—commonly known as “Saint John of the Market” because of its location next to the market area. In the 13th century, this square was already the main open space in the city. Find out more about each site with an included audio guide available in 5 languages.  After an incredible restoration, the Silk Museum opens its doors to let you discover its history on an extraordinary journey. To speak of silk is to speak of a golden era for Valencia, which led to the transformation of the landscape and the way of life in the city for centuries. Explore all the secrets of the Gremi de Velluters — the silk velvet weavers' guild in Valencia — at the building where they established themselves in the 15th century, now the Silk Museum. With your audio guide, learn about the discovery of silk, the raising of silkworms, the way this luxurious material was produced in the almost 5000 looms around the city, and the success of silk fabrics in the 18th century. One of the oldest parishes in Valencia, founded more than 700 years ago, the Church of San Nicolas is an old Gothic temple reformed centuries later to give it the appearance it has today. While there, admire the beautiful baroque decoration that impresses everyone who visits it. Discover in its interior almost 2,000 square meters (21,528 square feet) of impressive fresco paintings covering its vaults, and marvel at a place known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel.

City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

5. City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

On your visit to Valencia, get to know one of the city's most popular attractions and then immerse yourself in an exquisite and original gastronomic experience.  This 4-hour tour starts with a guided visit of the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings composed of an opera house, a museum, a cinema, a planetarium, and more. The tour is a rich architectural and cultural experience and will be shared by a group limited to 12 people so that it's as personable as possible. Following the tour, you'll head to the rooftop to see panoramic views of Valencia.  Here, indulge in a selection of prize-winning wines and locally-sourced tapas, accompanied by a spectacular 270º view of Valencia’s city skyline and the City of Arts and Sciences complex itself. When the tour ends, your driver can take you to the next place in the city you would like to explore. If you need any help with choosing the best next place to go to, your guides will be happy to help.

Valencia: Silk Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

6. Valencia: Silk Museum Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Visit the Museum and College of High Silk Art with your entry ticket and explore Valencia's silk heritage. Listen to your educational audio guide to understand the textile's flourishing effect on the city. Enter the museum and pick up your audio guide at the start of your visit. Begin to peruse exhibits that tell the story of silk and its influence on the city of Valencia. Learn how in the 15th century, the Gremi de Velluters, the silk velvet weavers’ guild in Valencia, established themselves in the building that now houses the Museum and College of High Silk Art. Find out when silk was discovered and how silkworms were raised to produce this luxurious material in almost 5000 looms around the city, contributing to its prosperity in the 18th century.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

7. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour and Valencia Cathedral

Explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, from the ancient remains of the Roman Empire to the most striking contemporary buildings of the city on this guided walking tour. Have the chance to see the Serranos Towers, the lively Caballeros Street, and other landmarks around the city. Next, visit an unmistakable icon of the capital, The City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. Walk through its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, and the Hemisfèric. Continue by strolling around the Plaza de la Virgen, where the city was first constructed and home to the UNESCO festival of Las Fallas. Stop by the Central Market of Valencia and browse over 1000 stalls of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, spices, and seafood. From here, visit the Cathedral of Valencia featuring the "El Miguelete" bell tower. See the intricate Holy Chalice inside the Cathedral, one of the most important pieces of art from the first Spanish Renaissance. Admire the large collection of art and various religious treasures here. Finally, uncover the secrets of the frescoes that adorn the ceilings of the Church of St. Nicholas of Bari, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. See the strong gothic influence that blends effortlessly with the baroque art.

Valencia: Iconic City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tours

8. Valencia: Iconic City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tours

Enjoy using the navigation functionality on this smartphone app to create a self-guided tour of Valencia that suits your individual interests. Learn about the city's heritage at iconic landmarks like the City of Arts and Sciences complex and the Llotja de la Seda civil building. Use the suggested walking routes and the navigation option to chart a course through the city. Listen to cultural and historic information as you approach sites like the Valencia Cathedral which seamlessly blends Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architectural features. Tune into your audio commentary to hear all about the tourist hotspots like the City of Arts and Sciences complex which host the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe, L'Oceanogràfic. Have the freedom to stop and resume your tour whenever you want. Pinpoint your favorite sights and source the best photo hotspots at attractions like the Central market which is an excellent example of Valencian Art Nouveau.

Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

9. Valencia: Old Town Segway Tour

If you want to learn about the wonderful history of Valencia, while enjoying a unique adventure, this is your ideal tour. Visiting the old town of Valencia is something already exciting, now imagine doing it on a Segway! Here is a description of the places we will visit during our Segway tour through the old town of Valencia. Archaeological Museum of Valencia The word museum may not sound very exciting, but in reality it is much more than a museum, it is an ancient Roman square. Today, this ancient square is home to the Archaeological Museum of Valencia, one of the best archaeological centers in Europe. This is a perfect spot to have a panoramic view of the great monuments of the city, which have been declared of historical and artistic interest. Basilica and Cathedral After our trip to the past in archaeological ruins, we will head towards the Basilica, a beautiful building with a blue oval dome, which houses inside it the Patron Saint of the Valencians: La Virgen de los Desamparados, her figure was transferred in 1666 from the Cathedral, which is our next stop. The Cathedral of Valencia has a lot of history and is very peculiar, as it is located where centuries before there was an Arab Mosque. The construction of the Cathedral is a fusion of many architectural styles, which we will discover on our tour. Plaza de la Virgen We will continue to the Plaza de la Virgen, one of the most dazzling and emblematic squares in Valencia. It is surrounded by picturesque buildings, a large fountain, known as the Fountain of Neptune and a wide gastronomic offer of typical foods of Valencia. From the Plaza de la Virgen, we will visit the Palacio de la Generalitat Valenciana, the old town hall of the city. This 15th century palace presents a mixture of architectural styles, including Valencian Gothic. We will continue along Calle Caballeros, a street that has kept its name since 1412 and where noble families used to live. Today this street is home to a variety of stores and restaurants. The small alleys lead to different directions with many hidden wonders, including churches and some incredible street art. We will arrive at the church of San Nicolas, also known as "the little Sistine Chapel of Valencia". It is a historical monument of the city of Valencia, where its vaults have been decorated with fresco paintings. Today it is one of the most visited churches in Valencia. Then continuing along Caballeros Street, we will see the Fuente del Negrito, the first public fountain of the city of Valencia. This fountain is located in the square named after him, La Plaza del Negrito. Portal of Valldigna and Torre Mora We will then pass through the famous Portal de la Valldigna. This passage through the old Muslim wall once served as a gateway to the city through which access to medieval Valencia, a city in which many noble families had settled. We will observe later a tower of the Arab wall that remains standing from Muslim times in Valencia. El Carmen Church and the Contemporary Cultural Center of El Carmen We will continue through the charming Barrio del Carmen, to come across the Iglesia del Carmen. This church has a unique exterior, considered one of the best Mannerist altarpieces in the city. We will then head to the Convent del Carmen, which houses the Museo del Carmen, dedicated to temporary exhibitions and is connected to the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts). This Convent has its origins in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest parts of the city, you will really feel transported back in time. Nearby is also the famous Plaza del Carmen, a wonderful place, especially at night. Its narrow streets are home to tapas bars, restaurants, shopping and souvenir stores. Serrano Towers Finally, we will head to the impressive Serrano Towers. You will surely have seen them on postcards of Valencia or upon arriving in the city. The Serranos Towers were built in the 14th century and are one of the twelve gates that were part of the old Christian wall of the city of Valencia. Today only two of these twelve gates remain, and the Serranos Towers were and still are considered the main entrance to the city of Valencia. After our trip back in time to medieval Valencia, it's time for a little more adventure with our Segways. We will ride down the old Turia river towards the Viveros Garden, the green heart of the city. Here there is a perfect circuit to ride our Segways and conclude our tour with the best energy.

Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

10. Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

First of all, we will begin our Bike tour from the Serranos Gates – ancient gothic gates that used to be a part of the city wall to protect Valencia from the invaders, where your guide will explain to you the history of this amazing landmark of Valencia. After that, you will stroll down to “the lungs” of the city – the Turia Park. It is located in what used to be the famousTuria River, which passed through the entire city. Today, the Turia park is one of the biggest urban parks in Spain due to the numerous green spaces representing the entire wealth of the Mediterranean flora. With more than nine kilometers with play areas, sport fields and romantic corners where you can relax and hide from the heat. It is an ideal route to do it on bike. Before we reach our main goal – The City of Arts and Sciences Valencia, we will stop at the famous Music Palace of Valencia. This Palace is one of thе most emblematic constructions of the Turia Parkcapital and one of the most important musical centers in Europe. If you are into classical music, we advise you to book a concert ticket in advance. Next stop in your adventure is by the Gulliver Park, a giant and impressive playground for children and also for adults who like to slide down on Gulliver the giant and pretend to be part of the Lilliputians, so they turn out to be the characters of Swift’s story! Finally, you will reach your destination, one of “must see” things in Valencia. Through the Turia Garden, you will get to the glorious futuristic architecture project of Santiago Calatrava. It is a charming complex dedicated to scientific and cultural achievements, consisting of six buildings. Each one is truly unique and therefore all the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences became a symbol of the city. We have here L’Oceanogràfic – the biggest aquarium in Europe and a unique space in the city of arts & sciences Valencia. Next object is The Hemisfèric theatre where astonishing digital projections are taking place. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is like the city of science in Valencia. There are plenty of interactive exhibitions during which the visitors can conduct experiments and take an active part, ask questions, and learn a lot about science.. The Palace of the Arts Reina Sofia, the helmet-shaped building, is dedicated to hold the main opera shows in the city. We can also see there the big botanic garden «Umbracle» landscape pavilion; and finally we have theÁgora (where tennis matches and various concerts are organized). This complex is very impressive not only because of its huge dimensions but also for its eloquent forms and channels of crystal water that surrounds it. Pelican Bike will be happy to be your guide in this adventure in Valencia, ask us more about this tour. If you wish to stay longer in one place, just tell your guide and we can customize the tour according to your needs.

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The Oceanografic of Valencia is one of the most beautiful things you can see in Valencia. Beautiful structure, excellent cleaning, hospitality, spaces. The 3D cinema is highly recommended, where you have the opportunity to watch wonderful films about the sea and its inhabitants. In short, if you go to Valencia, you can't miss it!!!!

(Solo-traveler) I had a wonderful time exploring the city of arts and sciences. Our host, Dani, was not just guiding us along the tour, but he felt like an old friend! He knows his history and he loves his city! I’m so happy that I decided to take this tour and partake in dinner! (PS the rooftop view is spectacular)

Thoroughly enjoyed the day with my wife and two children aged 24 and 15. Plenty to see and well organised, 4 hours was plenty of time. Even though we went during the Xmas holidays and it was very busy, it didn't hinder our experience, highly recommended.

Visita molto bella, il parco oceanografico è organizzato benissimo e si impiegano diverse ore per visitarlo. Consiglio vivamente di andarci!

Loved it! Especially watching the Mantra rays swimming so elegantly