This vibrant city boasts long sandy beaches, natural spaces, great cultural offerings and exquisite gastronomy, making it the perfect destination for Irish holidaymakers!
It is now easier than ever for Irish holidaymakers to visit the Spanish city of Valencia, with direct flights from Dublin four times a week and Cork twice a week with Ryanair.
Quick Facts About Valencia
- 2.5-hour flight from Dublin and Cork with Ryanair
- DUB-VLC four flights a week
- ORK-VLC two flights a week
- World Design Organization (WDO) named Valencia as the World Design Capital for 2022
- 300 days of sunshine, average temperature of approx. 18ºC
- 3rd largest city in Spain
- A beautiful 9-kilometre-long park runs through the city centre
- The city has 2000 years of history
- UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site: The Silk Exchange
- UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage: Water Court and Fallas Festival
- Home to 20km of sandy beaches extended up to more than 135 in the whole province
- A great offer in accommodation, including nine brand new hotels in the city
Valencia is full of surprises, like the city’s river that has been transformed into a lush 9-kilometre-long park through the city. The old riverbed of the River Turia is now enjoyed by tourists and locals alike from morning to evening!
Another of the city’s most iconic and interesting natural spaces is l’Albufera Natural Park, just 10 km away from the centre. Insider tip: For the best sunset, take a boat trip in the park – you won’t be disappointed.
No trip to Valencia is complete without having a real Valencian paella and discovering all Valencian cuisine has to offer: all types of rice dishes, traditional fish and seafood stews, excellent wines, horchata (with pastry fartons to dip, of course) and spectacular citrus fruits. Is your mouth watering just reading about it? Don’t miss Valencia Cuina Oberta Restaurant Week, the city’s most important gastronomic event.
Valencian people make the most of the good weather “terracing” all year round at an outdoor bar or café, while having a few tapas and a glass of wine or cold beer. And when the sun sets, you’ll find locals in the diverse places that give Valencian nights their deserved reputation. There are lots of different kinds of scenes in the various nightlife areas, from the hotspots in the old town, to those by the sea or in the student areas.
Noise, music, gunpowder, colour and creativity are the main components of celebrations in Valencia. And in this city , there’s always something to celebrate!
- Fallas celebrations, declared Intangible World Heritage by UNESCO: 15th – 19th March
- Semana Santa Marinera: Easter Week
- Virgen de los Desamparados: 2nd Sunday of May
- July Festival: Throughout the month of July
- National Valencia Day: 9 October
- A complete summer agenda of live concerts and Festivals: Festival de les Arts, 4ever Fest, Concerts de Vivers or the new Diversity Valencia Festival
Ryanair fly to direct from Dublin and Cork to Valencia with prices starting at €70 – Book you flight now at www.ryanair.ie
Find out more about Valencia at www.visitvalencia.com/en