Known for its contemporary architecture, vibrant nightlife, and inventive cuisine, Valencia is Spain's wonderfully livable third-largest city. With a beautiful park running through its center and easy access to sandy beaches, Valencia is a great place to visit year round. Stay at one of the accommodations close to Ciutat Vella and explore this one-of-a-kind city from its beating heart.
Ciutat Vella, or "Old City," is Valencia's oldest neighborhood, defined by a wall built in the 14th century. At its center is a unique combination of history and modernity. There are modern buildings and bohemian streets, quaint artisan shops alongside big-box department stores, and historic monuments next to sleek apartment buildings. Whether you plan to take a stroll through the triangular Plaza del Ayuntamiento, marveling at the 20th-century architecture, or sample the vast array of imaginative cuisine in the popular bars and restaurants, a stay at one of the hotels close to Ciutat Vella will put the area's treasures right at your feet.
Enter the old city through the Serrano Gates and wander the narrow streets, taking in the local color. Make your way to the atmospheric Plaça de la Vergin. Here you'll find the Valencia Cathedral, housing the strange relic of San Vicente's withered left arm, and the Miguelete Bell Tower, a Gothic-style structure with a 207-step spiral staircase that you can climb to enjoy spectacular views of the city. Next, walk over to La Lonja de la Seda, a fifteenth-century silk exchange built to flaunt the city's great wealth and power. In the evening, hit the La Tassa district for tapas and perhaps some flamenco dancing. On a budget? There are a number of cheap hotels by Ciutat Vella that will keep you in the center of things without breaking the bank.
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Even though you have probably heard of the well-known tourist attraction, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, you may be interested in other notable tourist highlights, including Gran Teatre del Liceu and La Rambla.
People spending time in Ciutat Vella will find themselves right by Sagrada Familia, one of Barcelona's most iconic visitor attractions.
You'll find lots of accommodation options in the vicinity of Sagrada Familia. The SSG Sagrada Familia Apartments, the Centric Apartments Sagrada Famila 3, the Sensation Sagrada Familia, the Ayre Hotel Rosellon and the Rossello SDB are some of our most popular ones.
Hoping to base yourself close to La Rambla? You'll find a terrific range of lodgings nearby in the Ciutat Vella area. The Oriente Atiram, the Aspasios Plaza Real Apartments, the Hotel DO Plaça Reial, the Ramblas Budget Apartments and the Hotel Flor Parks are all worth considering.
Got a little extra time up your sleeve while you're in Ciutat Vella? Episcopal Palace is well worth adding to your vacation to-do list.If you're interested in staying within easy reach of this popular attraction, book the room of your choice at the Casa Diagonal Hostel, the Hola Hostal Eixample, the Central Park II, the BarcelonaForRent The Claris Suites or the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona.Looking for more to keep you occupied? Church of Sant Felip Neri is sure to fascinate visitors of all ages and stages.Book a few nights at the Gracia Terrace Design, the AinB Sagrada Familia Apartments or the Apartaments Sant Jordi Girona 97 to be just a short cab ride from this notable site. The Avenida Apartments Valencia or the Hotel Reding Croma are some other accommodation options in the area.
Ciutat Vella's accommodation choices are diverse, with something for every level of budget and comfort. If you don't want to drop a ton of cash to get a good night's sleep, the Pension Segre or the Palace Guesthouse should make your shortlist.
If you're after a high-end place to stay, check out the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona or the Serras.
If you'd like some alternatives, the NH Barcelona Barri Gòtic and the AinB Las Ramblas Colón Apartments are also well liked by wise wanderers.