Valencia is one of Spain’s stunning main cities, often overshadowed by Barcelona and Madrid. Don’t miss out on these experiences:

1. Sample some of Spain’s famous Iberian Ham

You’ll find jamon, ham, for sale in plenty of places around the city. Iberian Ham is comes from Iberian pigs raised in the south-west of Spain. The ham is cured for a few years before it is ready to eat. Spaniards eat ham for breakfast, lunch or dinner so when in Rome…

2. Visit the Mercado Central

The Mercado Central is Valencia’s main marketplace, spread over 8,160 square metres. The main market halls are filled with 400 traders, selling everything from fresh fruit to plenty of fish. The markets are open Monday – Saturday from 7am until 3pm and even has home delivery.

3. See the Holy Grail at Valencia Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral–Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady of Valencia, more commonly known as the Valencia Cathedral, is famous as the home of a Holy Chalice rumoured to be the Holy Grail. Whether you believe it or not, this is still a stunning piece of architecure.

4. Stay informed at The City of Arts and Sciences

Home to five cultural and scientific centres, The City of Arts and Sciences is not too far from the city centre and is a great spot to for curious minds to visit. Located in a section of the old Turia riverbed, the city hosts an IMAX, the largest aquarium in Europe and plenty of museum exhibition space.

5. Stop by the La Lonja Silk Exchange

Dating back to the 15th-century, this beautiful building is worth a visit even without the history lesson. The Gothic building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located right in the heart of the city.