Must-see attractions in Valencia's Beaches

  • Beach of the Patacona de Alboraya in summer, Valencia, Spain.

    Playa de la Patacona

    Valencia's Beaches

    The northern stretch of Valencia's main beach has a quieter, more local scene, but still gets busy in summer. It's backed by lovely traditional houses…

  • Rice museum in Cullera, Valencia province, Spain.

    Museo de Arroz

    Valencia's Beaches

    This restored rice mill gives good background on the importance to the city of the grain, grown in the nearby Albufera, with a video (English subtitles)…

  • Beach of Valencia, Las Arenas, Spain

    Playa de las Arenas

    Valencia's Beaches

    Stretching north from the marina, this is the beginning of Valencia's beach, the closest to the centre and the focal point of seaside life. Backed by…

  • Mercat Municipal del Cabanyal

    Valencia's Beaches

    Sturdy old ladies brought up in the tough streets of the fishing barrio of Cabanyal jostle each other and suspiciously prod the vegetables in this vibrant…

  • Las Atarazanas del Grao

    Valencia's Beaches

    Originally constructed in the 14th century in Gothic style, these five parallel warehouses have been much altered over the years, but are still an…

  • Las Naves

    Valencia's Beaches

    Down near the docks, this former warehouse space has been turned into a hive of creativity, with art and photography exhibitions, a library, rehearsal…

  • Mercado Municipal del Grao

    Valencia's Beaches

    This low, squat market has an unusual indoor-outdoor design and is worth a look for its palpable sense of history (opened 1910) and community, but at the…

  • Playa de la Malvarrosa

    Valencia's Beaches

    The middle section of Valencia's main beach is popular with joggers and cyclists for its promenade. Though it gets busy, there's plenty of space for all…