One of the best things you can enjoy for free in Valencia is the incredible sunsets! Whether you want to be in the heart of the city or you prefer to be with nature, the best sunsets in Valencia are within reach.
Introducing the best sunsets in Valencia
Below are tips and pics of top sunset spots to get you inspired. But, of course, nothing beats the real thing! So after you’ve seen the suggestions from our blog, why wait to go and watch the sunset yourself?
In no particular order, here are 7 must-see places to see the sun go down…
1. Turia Gardens
Turia Gardens is one of the most famous parks in Valencia. Turia Park makes for a perfect stroll in the sun or picnic. It’s also a go-to place for enjoying the best sunsets in Valencia.
The park stretches across the city, so it’s pretty hard to miss. It actually reaches all the way from the City of Arts and Sciences in Quatre Carreres to Valencia Bioparc in Campanar! Both of these are must-see places to visit in Valencia but also fantastic locations to live. If you’re considering areas to live in Valencia, you can find more info on both locations plus others.
Quick tip: Before the sun goes down, make sure to stop at Puente de las Flores. It’s a gorgeous bridge lined with lots of colourful flowers!
2. El Miguelete Tower
If you don’t mind braving 207 steps, the view from El Miguelete is quite something! It takes around 5 minutes to climb the spiral staircase to the top. But when you get there it’s well worth it. From the tower, you can sit back and admire Valencia’s skyline in all its glory.
As one of the most popular vantage points in Valencia, you’re sure to be joined by many other tourists. If you’re hoping to encounter fewer people it may be worth visiting on a weekday if you can.
Quick tip: It costs just €2 to go to the top of the tower but remember to bring cash! Currently, El Miguelete is open every day of the week so there’s no excuse for missing it…
3. Serranos Towers
Another popular lookout spot for sunsets in Valencia is the famous Torres de Serranos. You can take some fabulous rooftop photos after scaling the many steps to the terrace. There’s no better spot in town for a wonderful view of Valencia’s Old Town plus Turia Park riverbed.
Quick tip: Currently, Torres de Serranos is closed on Mondays. So you’ll need to avoid visiting on this day if you hope to go up the tower. It’s always worth double-checking the website and google in case of any updates.
4. Malvarrosa Beach
Sunsets and beaches go together perfectly! To make a day of it, you can get to the beach early to catch some sun, then stay later to see the sun go down. The beach tends to get quieter at this time of day so you’ll experience fewer crowds. If you feel like strolling then you can head from the beach to the marina which we’ll get to later.
Quick tip: If you get peckish, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the beach. A popular and well-recommended choice is Boa Beach restaurant. There you can choose from a range of cocktails, healthy dishes plus sweet treats.
5. Valencia Marina
Taking a stroll along the marina and watching the boats go by is a must for many people in Valencia. The only thing that can make it better is to visit by sunset! It’s the perfect setting for a romantic evening, a reflective solo visit or an outing with friends.
The building in the photo above is Veles e Vents, a distinctive example of modern architecture in Valencia. If you’re a fan of beautiful buildings, check out this blog post from our colleagues at Dream Properties Valencia.
Quick tip: The famous Marina Beach Club is, of course, by the marina. So why not take the opportunity to sip on a cocktail while you enjoy the sunset?
6. The City of Arts and Sciences
By day or by night, the City of Arts and Sciences is one of Valencia’s most striking buildings. With its futuristic designs surrounded by water features, it’s worth visiting this building more than once to take photos. And, of course, you’ll want to actually go inside the Science Museum, Hemisfèric cinema, and Oceanogràfic (the largest aquarium in Europe)!
If you’re looking to enjoy the building in the daylight and at night, you can head to the City of Arts and Sciences in the afternoon and stay to catch the sunset turn to nightfall.
For most people, visiting the City of Arts and Sciences is a treat, but for some, it’s a daily sight. If you live in the Quatre Carreres neighbourhood, you can easily view this spectacular building with spectacular sunsets anytime.
Quick tip: If you’re looking for a good spot to see the sunset from above ground, you can head to El Saler shopping mall. There’s a balcony terrace area upstairs where you can see the City of Arts and Sciences plus lookout on the surroundings of Quatre Carres!
7. El Palmar, Albufera
Our countdown of the best sunsets in Valencia wouldn’t be complete without including a boat trip in Albufera. The photo above was actually taken on one of our trips and you can also get a sneak peek of an Albufera sunset at the top of this blog. If you’re looking for a tranquil haven, look no further than El Palmar. The area also boasts some of the best Paella that Valencia has to offer!
If you’re planning on taking public transport, the bus ride from the city centre is very affordable at just €1.50. You can find a spot to watch the sunset by land if you’re not a fan of boats, but it’s worth experiencing the boat trip if you can.
Tickets for the boat cost around €5 and typically take about an hour. The bus drops you directly outside the El Tio Pastilla boat office which is one of the most popular options in Valencia. But there are several boat companies offering tours of the lake.
Quick tip: Saturdays and Sundays are very popular for visiting El Palmar. So it’s wise to make a reservation for a restaurant and boat trip. Especially if you’d like to try the famous paella of El Palmar!
Finding the best sunsets in Valencia is just one of many things to enjoy
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