What to do and what to see in Valencia


The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is a unique complex dedicated to science and culture. It consists of six main elements: the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital screenings), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point and car park), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative interactive science centre), the Oceanogràfic (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species) and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (dedicated to opera programmes). And lastly, the Ágora, which serves as a multi-functional space for the complex. Only 20-25 minutes away by public transport.

Bioparc Valencia is a new-generation zoo based on the zoo-immersion concept, which fully immerses visitors in the wild habitats. It is committed to the conservation of animals, as well as to education and creating awareness of the need to preserve the original ecosystems. Only 20-25 minutes away by public transport.

El Carmen is one of the neighbourhoods in the Ciutat Vella district which makes up the historic old town of Valencia and behind its walls lies the long history of the Valencian people. There is also a wide range of shops and entertainment venues such as theatres, clubs, pubs, and various restaurants.

Valencia Cathedral is testimony to the passing of the centuries. Its history is a masterpiece of humanity and its images, archives, and architecture reflect the cultural and religious vitality of the Valencian Christian people from the 4th century up to the present day. The Cathedral is not a museum, although it does contain many interesting things to see. It is located only 3 minutes away from Cosy Rooms Tapinería Acommodation.

Plaza de la Reina is one of the liveliest spots in the city. It’s a point of reference for Valencians and tourists alike, for two main reasons: this is where the numbering of buildings in the city begins and also where you’ll find the Turian capital’s most emblematic and representative monument – El Miguelete tower.

Bars and Restaurants:

One of the main “horchaterías” in Valencia par excellence and the oldest in the world. Just a 5-minute walk from the accommodation, you can enjoy one of the best “horchatas” or “churros” with hot chocolate in this traditional and specialised establishment. A must after a day of sightseeing.

Phone: 963 91 84 66. Adress: Plaza de Santa Catalina, 11, 46001 Valencia

If you want to eat a typical Valencian paella, the best place to go is Casa Carmela, where the rice dishes are prepared in the traditional way; over a wood fire. You can enjoy the best rice dishes in front of Malvarosa beach. Its long history, cosy traditional décor, and attentive and the friendly service that this place is noted for, make a visit to Casa Carmela a must on your trip to Valencia. It takes half an hour to get there by public transport from Cosy Rooms Tapinería Accommodation.

This excellent Italian restaurant, offering a wide variety of pizzas and original dishes made with typical Italian pastas, is situated on Calle del Mar, less than 5 minutes from Cosy Rooms Tapinería Accommodation.

Situated in the square of the same name is one of the most charming spots in the city, with a bohemian-style décor. It inspires tranquillity, making it a pleasant place to get away from the noise of the city for a while. Ideal for relaxing and enjoying a drink on the terrace. Situated just 8 minutes from Cosy Rooms Tapinería.