Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Xàtiva

Castillo de Xàtiva

Xàtiva’s castle, which clasps to the summit of a double-peaked hill overlooking the old town, is arguably the most evocative and interesting in the Valencia region. Behind its crumbling battlements you’ll find flowe…
Top Choice Palace in Gandia

Palacio Ducal dels Borja

Gandia’s magnificent palace was built in the early 1300s and was for centuries the home of the Borja dukes of Gandia, who included the Jesuit saint Francis Borgia. Though much remodelled in the 19th century, the bui…
Top Choice Viewpoint in La Albufera

Mirador El Pujol

Though no secret, this viewpoint – a boat dock with jetties extending into the principal lagoon of the Albufera – is still a magical place. It's a handy birdwatching spot, but comes into its own at sunset, when it's…
Top Choice Castle in Sagunto

Castillo de Sagunto

Sagunto's castle is majestically located, with stone walls girdling a twin hilltop for almost 1km. Its seven rambling, mostly ruinous sections each speak of a different period in Sagunto’s history. The fortress coul…
Park in La Albufera

Parque Natural de la Albufera

La Albufera is a huge freshwater lagoon separated from the sea by a narrow strip of pine-forested dunes. It's legendary for the rice that's grown here. It's also an important dune and wetland ecosystem and much of t…
Nature Reserve in La Albufera

Centro de Interpretación Racó de l'Olla

This interpretation centre is the gateway to a sizeable lagoon and has some information on the park ecosystem, a short walking path, a tower you can climb for views and a birdwatching hide. It's on the left just aft…
Tunnel in Requena

Cuevas de la Villa

Within the intestines of Plaza Albornoz is a network of interlinked cellars, once used as storerooms, winemaking bodegas and, during strife, hideouts. They date back to Moorish times. Guided visits take you down to …
Beach in Gandia

Playa de Gandia

Playa de Gandia, 6km from the centre, is a long, broad beach of fine sand, groomed daily by a fleet of tractors. It’s a popular resort with a good summer and weekend scene. It's easily reached from the centre by bus…
Tower in Requena

Museo de la Torre del Homenaje

This watchtower, part of the original Moorish fortifications though later extensively modified by Christians in the 15th century, looms over the principal entrance to the old town. Climb up for the views and a museu…
Museum in Requena

Museo del Vino

In the old town, Museo del Vino, within the handsome, sturdy 15th-century Palacio del Cid, is a venue for wine lovers. A range of presses and other traditional implements is complemented by a large collection of bot…