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Top Choice Gallery in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Museo de Bellas Artes

Bright and spacious, this gallery ranks among Spain’s best. Highlights include a collection of magnificent late-medieval altarpieces, and works by several Spanish masters, including some great Goya portraits, a haun…
Top Choice Park in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Jardines del Turia

Stretching the length of Río Turia’s former course, this 9km-long lung of green is a fabulous mix of playing fields, cycling, jogging and walking paths, lawns and playgrounds. As it curves around the eastern part of…
Top Choice Tapas in Northern & Eastern Valencia

La Vida es Bella

The front terrace or back garden of this innovative spot make great places to relax and absorb Benimaclet life with a beer or bite. More house than restaurant, it exudes a casual charm and heartening enthusiasm. The…
Top Choice Valencian in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Gran Azul

Spacious and stylish, this main-road spot is a temple to excellent dining. Things are focused on rice dishes and the grill, with premium quality steaks from mature cows as well as superb fresh fish simply done and g…
Top Choice Football in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Valencia Club de Fútbol

The city's principal team, and a major player in Spanish football, with famously demanding fans. A move to a new ground in the city's northwest has been stalled for several years, so for now it's still at Mestalla, …
Top Choice Bar in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Chico Ostra

This lovable cafe-bar in Benimaclet is our favourite in the barrio. With a grotto-like entrance giving way to a cool white interior, it does a range of tasty snacks (€2 to €9), peddles secondhand clothes and books a…
Gallery in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Bombas Gens

This conversion of a handsome art deco factory that once made hydraulic pumps has created an intriguing space for modern art. There's a particularly good photography collection, displayed to great advantage in the h…
Gardens in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Monforte Gardens

These under-the-radar ornamental gardens designed in the mid-19th century are a peaceful spot to escape the city. Marble statues, sculpted hedges and a goldfish-filled pond complete the neoclassical style, and walkw…
Gastronomy in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Ricard Camarena

Valencia's most highly rated current chef showcases the range of his abilities here, in a new location in the Bombas Gens factory-turned-art-centre. A range of tasting menus focuses on the Valencian ideal of fresh m…
Moroccan in Northern & Eastern Valencia

Balansiya

This restaurant in a student neighbourhood near the university is worth seeking out. Elegantly decorated in Moroccan style, it's a warmly welcoming spot serving a wide range of dishes, including excellent sweets. Th…