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Destination guide

Experience Valencia in holiday lettings

Valencia is the perfect combination of Spain’s ancient past and its most innovative future. From avant-garde buildings and museums to vibrant shopping and culture, Valencia has a little something for every traveller. Whether you’re sightseeing with the kids or enjoying an intimate holiday with your loved one, Valencia holiday lettings set the scene for an unforgettable experience.

History

Historic sites near Valencia holiday lettings

The ancient history of Valencia is celebrated in heritage sites and historic buildings throughout the city. Holiday homes can be found near such attractions as Torres de Quart, a set of Gothic towers that were used as the city’s defence in the 1400s, and the Bullring of Valencia, a grand 19th-century bullring with a bullfighting museum and guided tours. You could also explore the Basilica de la Mare de Deu dels Desamparats, a grand shrine to the patron saint of Valencia with a blue-tiled dome and frescoes, and the Museo Fallero, a museum with a vast collection of papier-mâché figures from local Fallas festival parades within an old lepers’ hospital.

Things to do

Activities near Valencia holiday homes

Valencia offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement for the whole family. Holiday homes are available near Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, an innovative science complex within an immaculate park with a large aquarium, and L'Oceanogràfic, a vast aquarium housing a dolphinarium and exotic species in naturalistic environments. You could also explore La Lonja de la Seda, a medieval building with elaborate stonework and carvings, and the Central Market of Valencia, a restored modernista market building with a diverse collection of stalls with unique gifts.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Valencia

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Valencia a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bioparc Valencia Zoo (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Oceanografic Aquarium (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Plaza de Toros de Valencia (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mestalla Stadium (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • City of Arts and Sciences (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Diverbol (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Valencia

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Valencia

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Valencia is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turia Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Valencia Botanical Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Monforte Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Hesperides' Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Royal Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Sports-Cultural Complex Petxina (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Valencia

Fly into Valencia (VLC), the closest airport, located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Valencia North Station, Valencia Joaquín Sorolla Station and Valencia Sant Isidre Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Valencia by catching a ride on the metro at Colon Station, Xativa Station or Angel Guimera Station.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Valencia

Valencia is home to a distinctive regional cuisine that blends the influence of the former Moorish occupiers and their oranges, almonds and rice with the produce of the exceptionally fertile Mediterranean climate. All-i-pebre, a dish of garlic, ground almonds and paprika with chunks of fresh eel and potato, and horchata de chufa y fartons, a dessert dish made from a local variety of tiger nut that was introduced by the Moors, are delicious options you must try on your holiday. Paella with rice from the wetlands and lobster, rabbit or snails is also a unique culinary experience that can be found in many restaurants near your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Valencia holiday homes

Valencia has many unique attractions for kids to play and learn. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly locations like Gulliver Park, a Gulliver-shaped play structure with slides and climbing in a whimsical setting, and the Valencia Bioparc, a zoo with naturalistic habitats for exotic animal species. Kids will also enjoy the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, a sleek science museum with hands-on exhibits and workshops, and Albufera, a lagoon and estuary with wetlands and nature trails teeming with wildlife.

Good for couples

Romance in Valencia holiday cottages

Valencia’s old-world charm and beauty make the perfect setting for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday cottages are available near such intimate locations as the Valencia Cathedral, a landmark Gothic-style cathedral that’s rumoured to hold the Holy Grail, and Torres de Serranos, the remnants of the old city walls with Gothic-style towers and sweeping views of the river. You could also spend your time with opera and theatre in the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, or marvel at the architecture of Plaza de la Virgen, a lively square with the famed Turia fountain and iconic buildings.

How many holiday rentals are available around Valencia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,599 holiday lettings around Valencia. From 46 villas to 1,280 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Valencia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Valencia:

  • Valencia City Centre: 845 holiday homes
  • Poblados Marítimos: 272 holiday homes
  • La Seu: 533 holiday homes
  • La Creu del Grau: 168 holiday homes
  • El Botànic: 520 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Valencia?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Valencia. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Valencia (YJV-Valencia-Joaquin Sorolla Train Station): 1,531 holiday lettings
  • Valencia Cathedral: 1,491 holiday lettings
  • Valencia's Institute of Modern Art: 1,549 holiday lettings
  • Valencia Town Hall: 1,485 holiday lettings
  • Ruzafa Market: 1,479 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Valencia listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Valencia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 46 Villas in Valencia. Our other popular types of Valencia holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,280 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 194 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Valencia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 381 holiday homes with pool available in Valencia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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