Valencia is a city in eastern Spain bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. It is a modern city with 2,000 years of history. In its streets, you can appreciate its beautiful historic buildings that contrast with a lot of modern buildings of a very advanced structure. Here are 5 free things to do in the city of light:
These towers, which were built between 1392 and 1398, were part of the old late medieval wall of Valencia and have been declared of Historical-Artistic Interest. They have magnificent views of the city of Valencia. On weekends the entrance is free, the rest of the week costs €2.
In the old part of the city, you will see 21 centuries of history. Heritage treasures such as the Cathedral of Valencia, Miguelete or “La Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados”. This is one of the most significant places of the city and, as well as the emblematic Plaza de la Virgen is a must-see.
It´s located in the Garden of Turia, its main attraction is a 70-meter sculpture by Rafael Ribera which can be accessed through slides, stairs, and ramps. The park is based on the story of “Gulliver’s Travels” in which the giant figure of the protagonist is tied by ropes to the ground by the Lilliputians.
The Valencian Museum of Illustration and Modernity is another free entry place worth visiting. The permanent exhibition, called “The Adventure of Thought”, shows a tour of Western culture from the Middle Ages to our time. In Muvim you can also see the model of the city of Valencia-based on the plans of Fr. Tosca.
The beach is 1km long with an average width of 135 meters, and it´s the urban beach in Valencia. It has a seafront, a beach library, bike path, and areas to play beach sports such as football, basketball or volleyball.
Are you interested in learning Spanish, gaining work experience and exploring Spain? If so then check out Partnership International’s internships in Valencia programmes and start your Spanish adventure today! We also offer Spanish language courses should you want to brush up on the local lingo.