Enjoy welcoming Spanish hospitality at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Valencia. Before long you’ll be sipping cava, a sparkling Spanish wine, and watching sailboats ply the glittering Mediterranean from the golden sands of Arenas Beach.
Climb Valencia Cathedral’s Micalet Tower for birds-eye views of the serpentine lanes of Old Town. The cathedral’s chapels are a collection of Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque architecture. Tradition says these chapels guard the Holy Grail of Arthurian legend. Our Valencia hotels are near the ultramodern architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences. The curvaceous and gleaming white City, designed by celebrated Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, includes concert and museum venues like the Palau de les Arts, a fine arts theater, and the Oceanográfico, Europe’s largest aquarium.
Follow the Valencianos’ lead and begin your evening with an iced glass of milky horchata, a blend of tigernuts, sugar and water. Then take your pick of tapas and wine bars in Old Town Valencia, filling up on small plates of chorizo sausage, manchego cheese and crusty bread. Our hotels in Valencia are near Arenas Beach’s seafront promenade, where locals dine on steaming pans of seafood paella, a dish invented in nearby Albufera rice paddies. Wash down your meal with the perfect glass of wine, a Spanish Rioja or Tempranillo.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Valencia to explore the city center’s curio shops and markets. Stores hidden down Old Town’s lanes sell delicate handmade lace, blue and white azulejo tiles and leather jackets as they have for centuries. Grandmothers and chefs stock up on fresh produce and cheese at the Central Market near our Valencia hotels. Plaza Redonda near the Cathedral transforms into an open-air crafts market on Sundays, where vendors sell Spanish ceramics and Moroccan textiles.