Valencia and Murcia places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Valencia and Murcia region. See also our Valencia and Murcia travel guide.

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A seaside town with an attractive port and a beach dominated by a 17th century castle.
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Albufera Nature Reserve

A beautiful wetland site to the south of Valencia. It is home to a large bird population.
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With a medieval fortress above the town, a Baroque town hall, wide esplanades, sandy beaches, and lots more.
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A small resort set below the historic village which has views over the sea and coastline. The beach is a pebble beach
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Benidorm is the largest resort in Europe and has a lively night-life. It is popular with young tourists and with families.
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Calpe is a popular resort on the Costa Blanca coast. It is recognisable for the huge rock just off the beach.
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The old of Cartagena town near the port has narrow medieval streets and a lively eating and drinking area.
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City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences is a spectacular collection of modern buildings housing arts and science exhibitions.
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Cullera is a popular resort town with eleven beaches. It is about 40 kilometers south of Valencia.
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A resort town overlooked by a large castle. Denia is a cosmopolitan town that has retained its charm.
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photo of Guadalest


Guadalest is a very pretty mountain village with a belfry perched on top of a rocky outcrop. It also has a moorish castle.
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photo of Morella


The dramatic town of Morella built on a high outcrop in the province of Castellon is surrounded by a medieval wall with six gateways leading into the old town.
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National Ceramics Museum

Spain's National Ceramics museum is housed in a beautiful Baroque building in the heart of Valencia's old town.
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Orihuela is an attractive town with a restored old quarter and a wealth of historic buildings to admire.
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Peniscola is a fortified, medieval town surrounded on three sides by the sea. With alleys and white houses the town has lots to explore.
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Puerto de Mazarron

Puerto de Mazarron is a pleasant beach resort on the Costa Calida which has miles of long sandy beaches protected by the Sierra de la Almenera mountains.
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Valencia is an attractive city with an historic centre but also a lively centre with trendy bars, restaurants and shops.
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Valencia Aquarium

The Oceanografic Aquarium of Valencia is the largest in Europe. It is located in the wonderfully modern City of Arts and Science on the edge of the city of Valencia.
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Valencia Fine Arts Museum

The Fine Arts Museum of Valencia has an excellent display of Valencian and Spanish artists. The display includes beautiful golden altarpieces from the 14th and 15th century.
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Valencia Silk Exchange

The Silk Exchange of Valencia is a magnificent example of civil Gothic architecture and UNESCO listed.
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Xativa is a charming town and home to the splendid Xativa castle. It is an easy day trip from Valencia.
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photo of Xativa Castle

Xativa Castle

Xativa Castle is a stunning castle whose Major and Minor castles spread out with their fortifications along the hilltop.
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