What to do in Valencia when it rains?
Because of its Mediterranean climate, Valencia has a pleasant temperature almost all year round. However, it can be useful to have a backup plan if the weather is not great during your visit. Fortunately, the city also offers many indoor activities, so you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest! Read here my 5 tips what to do in Valencia when it rains….
A visit to the aquarium – L’Oceanogràfic
In the City of Arts and Sciences, you will find the largest aquarium in Europe, L’océanografic. If you think the exterior is already impressive, you will be even more surprised by what you see inside! You can admire around 40,000 animals in 9 different buildings and this while being underground. In addition, several dolphin shows are given, and you can see the marine animals in a tunnel of 70 meters long. It almost looks like you’re in the middle of the ocean!
It is considered one of the world’s best aquariums
Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències
Carrer d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B
Follow a paella workshop
When you visit Valencia, you should eat a delicious paella at least once. An even better idea is to make it yourself! Follow one of my paella cooking workshops and feel like a real Spanish chef! During the workshop, you’ll get tips & tricks from local master chefs so in the end, you’ll be ready to make the most delicious paella at home! More information about this activity can be found here.
Dive into a food market!
If you love food, there is nothing more fun than getting to know the typical, local products. In Valencia, you can visit several indoor markets where you can find the freshest products. You have the opportunity to discover the most delicious jamón, the ripest oranges, the tastiest turón and the freshest fish. There really is something for everyone!
One of the largest inside markets in Europe is Mercado Central and this is one of my favorites. Delicious hams, fresh oranges, bell peppers that you have never seen so big (!), Cheeses etc. etc. With over 1,200 stalls, there is something for everyone! Definitely a must to visit. (The market is open from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, but beware because there is already cleaning at 2:00 PM!)
The new San Valero food market recently opened in the Ruzafa district. If you love street food and Valencian gastronomy, I definitely recommend this! More information can be found on the website!
Would you like to discover different types of markets? Join us on our 4 market tour! This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture with delicious Spanish delicacies and you will also get an idea of daily life in Valencia; very different from others countries.
Bezoek de prachtige Sint Nicolaaskerk
If you want to visit a church in Valencia than definitly do not miss the beautiful Parroquia de San Nicolás Valencia.
The Capilla Sixtine Valenciana is a real pleasure for the eyes, a hidden gem!
In the Parochia de San Nicolas you can do an audio guided visit or with a guide.
Visit a museum
Valencia has a large number of museums. This makes it possible for you to escape the bad weather and learn more about the city at the same time. A win-win situation if you ask me ☺
If you love art, you definitely have to see the IVAM museum. If you like to learn more about ceramics, a traditional product in Valencia, it is nice to visit the ceramics museum, museo Nacional de Cerámica. If you are a fan of the Fallas festival, you should definitely visit the Fallas museum where you can see the evolution of the Fallas statues over the years.
Ceramics Museum – Palacio de marques de dos aguas