The best sunsets in València

    8/2/21 12:15 PM

    Yes indeed, you have to admit it's mesmerising, entertaining and engaging. It is a magical spectacle to contemplate how the scenery you have chosen becomes tinged with colours, from orange tones and chimney red to violet, when night finally falls. Are you also a fan of sunsets?

     

    Then join us to discover the many spots and the numerous options available to see the perfect sunset in València. From the urban area, where you are surrounded by historical monuments, to the sea, but also including market gardens and places in the countryside. From places where you can eat and drink while you watch the sun go down, to others that are out in the middle of nature.

     

    Get your camera or your mobile phone ready, you're going to find some real picture postcards to collect!

     

     

    The most architectural

    The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències offers many options for your visit. But not everyone knows that the sunsets seen from here are unique, when the orange light is reflected in the whiter-than-white trencadís of its buildings.

     

    The best place to watch the sun set over this impressive architectural complex is from the l'Assut de l'Or bridge, also known as ‘el jamonero' (the Ham Holder) because of its shape. One of three bridges designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, it is located between the Science Museum and the Ágora and offers elevated views of the effects of dusk on the buildings.

     

    If, on the other hand, you prefer to be surrounded by greenery, you can also watch the sunset from the gardens surrounding the Palau de les Arts.

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    The most natural

    The sunset we suggest here can be preceded by a culinary and ecological plan just 10 kilometres from Valencia, in the Albufera Natural Park.

    Start by tasting the delicious local food in a traditional restaurant in El Palmar. All-i-pebre, llisa adobada or paella valenciana are the most typical recipes, made with local products and that you will find on all the menus.

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    Extend your lunch break, enjoy any of the walking or cycling routes the park offers you and head to a jetty to take the traditional albuferenc (traditional boat) ride on the lake of La Albufera. From the boat you'll be able to see one of the most spectacular sunsets that València has to offer, as if the sun were sinking into the water!

     

    The most seafaring

    Now we go to the sea, with two of the most maritime sunsets. The first one, in the northern dock of La Marina de València, just at the end of the road through the Marina. There you will find the Azul Sunset Point. Its name says it all: an ideal place to watch the sunset.

    On this relaxed terrace you can have a coffee, a nice cocktail or dinner. You'll love its menu, which includes a variety of rice dishes and the concept of casual food.

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    Nearby, you have Veles e Vents, an emblematic venue within the Marina de València. In this striking building, designed by David Chipperfield and Fermín Vázquez, you'll find a unique perspective over the beaches and La Marina. You will see how the sun goes down behind the city. You can also enjoy exhibitions, live music and the excellent gastronomy of the La Marítima and La Sucursal restaurants.

     

    If sailing is your thing, choose to watch the sunset from a catamaran. You'll see the entire Valéncia coastline and how the sun tinges the Mediterranean with colours while you enjoy a glass of Agua de València that is offered during the trip. Don't think about it twice, book your sunset from a catamaran.

     

    The greenest

    This option may be very attractive for those who want to enjoy the green areas. In the Parque de Cabecera you will find a space full of gardens, trees and nature. There is also a children's playground that simulates a large pirate ship, restaurants, and a huge lake with a jetty, which recreates the original landscape of the River Turia.

    If the idea is to see one of the best sunsets in València, take a viewing spot on the mountain to appreciate the wonder of the sundown. It could be the ideal way to finish off a day at Bioparc, the animal park next to the Cabecera that recreates the habitats of the African continent.

     

     

    The most rural

    From the city limits you can glimpse the landscapes of the Huerta de València. If you give yourself the chance to immerse yourself in it, you will not regret it. Rice and tiger nuts, orange and vegetable crops, aubergines, olive trees and much more. A spectacular experience in this historical region, from Paterna to Alfafar, passing through Alboraya, the cradle of horchata.

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    You can schedule yourself so that your visit coincides with the sunset, which from the field becomes unforgettable. We suggest that you reserve a table for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants available in the area. Thus, you arrive to watch the sunset and finish off with the best food, made with local and seasonal products.

    Another good option is to explore the landscapes of La Huerta by bicycle. If you watch your watch carefully and pause at sunset, you will see a beautiful landscape.

     

    Enjoy the best sunset in Valencia!

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