Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Catedral de Valencia

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    Valencia's 13th- to 15th-century cathedral is the heart of the city. The building has three portals—Romanesque, Gothic, and rococo. Inside,...Read More

  • 2. Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

    Museum/Gallery

    Designed mainly by native son Santiago Calatrava, this sprawling futuristic complex is the home of Valencia's Museu de les Ciències Príncipe...Read More

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  • 3. Lonja de la Seda

    Ciutat Vella | Building/Architectural Site

    On the Plaza del Mercado, this 15th-century building is a product of Valencia's golden age, when the city's prosperity as one of the capitals...Read More

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  • 4. Museo de Bellas Artes

    Trinitat | Museum/Gallery

    Valencia was a thriving center of artistic activity in the 15th century—one reason that the city's Museum of Fine Arts, with its lovely palm...Read More

  • 5. Casa Museo José Benlliure

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The modern Valencian painter and sculptor José Benlliure (1858–1937) is known for his intimate portraits and massive historical and religious...Read More

  • 6. Estación del Norte

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Designed by Demetrio Ribes Mano in 1917, the train station—declared a National Historical–Artistic monument in 1983—is a splendid Moderniste...Read More

  • 7. Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM)

    Ciutat Vella | Museum/Gallery

    Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, this blocky, uninspired building on the edge of the old city—where the riverbed makes a loop—houses...Read More

  • 8. Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Since 1954, this palace has housed the Museo Nacional de Cerámica, with a magnificent collection of local and artisanal ceramics. Look for the...Read More

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  • 9. Plaza del Ayuntamiento

    Casco Antiguo | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    With the massive baroque facades of the Ayuntamiento (City Hall) and the Correos (central Post Office) facing each other across the park, this...Read More

  • 10. Real Colegio del Corpus Christi

    Casco Antiguo | Museum/Gallery

    This seminary, with its church, cloister, and library, is the crown jewel of Valencia's Renaissance architecture. Founded by San Juan de Ribera...Read More

  • 11. San Nicolás

    Casco Antiguo | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A small plaza contains Valencia's oldest church (dating to the 13th century), once the parish of the Borgia Pope Calixtus III. The first portal...Read More

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