Posted: February 21, 2017

Easter still seems far away and you probably have not even thought about what you’re going to do with your vacation. However, better be forewarned and go see destinations before prices will rise and hotels will have no rooms available. We propose a trip to the capital of the Turia. There is an endless amount of activities to enjoy during the Eastern period in Valencia, especially with the beginning of good weather and the Mediterranean spring.

Whenever you talk about Easter and urban tourism you think of Andalusia or Castilla, but Valencia’s Eastern activities will surprise you and you won’t have the time to enjoy them all.

If you like the silent, serious and religious atmosphere of the processions, you should know that among the activities in Valencia you have the famous Sailor’s Easter Week, declared a National Tourist Interest. Unlike other cities in Spain where the processions are concentrated in the center, in Valencia the Holy Week is celebrated in the so-called ‘seaside districts’ of Grao, Canyamelar and the traditional Cabanyal neighbourhood.

Good Friday is the big day of the Sailor’s Easter Week featuring the ‘Procession of the burial’. In addition, among the activities in Valencia’s seaside districts, apart from the processions, you can visit the churches of the district of Cabanyal and houses with traditional fishing architecture made of tiles. By the way, many of them expose religious images to the public in their doorways . You can also take a tour around the Cabanyal taverns and taste the typical gastronomy of Valencian Easter Week such as the ‘titaina’ (a kind of pisto with tuna) or the cod fritters.

Since we are in the seaside neighborhoods, among the activities in Valencia at Easter, you have the opportunity to sail with a catamaran or sailboat along the coast. Valencia Guias offers you the experience of spending a day at the sea enjoying the famous sun and light of Valencia that shaped the paintings of Joaquin Sorolla. If you wish you can eat at sea with your partner or with friends while enjoying the Mediterranean breeze. And if you’re more daring, enjoy a regatta with friends. If you are a foreign group or you do not speak Spanish, no problem: all our guides speak English.

Easter in Valencia is also a perfect time of the year for cultural tourism. Among the activities in Valencia for Easter we recommend you the ‘The Silk Route. The city of the Turia was for centuries the capital of silk with a powerful industry that even today we still see, for example, in the costumes worn by the falleras. Today the architecture of the city reminds us of that glorious past, and you can discover it yourself with a tour through the Velluters neighborhood, the College of the Greater Art of Silk and La Lonja (Old Silk Market), a building that is a World Heritage Site.

Another alternative for activities in Valencia during Easter on a cultural level is the guided tour of historic Valencia. Did you know that Valencia has one of the largest historical centers in Europe? Well, if you did not know this, it’s time to find out. During your walk you will see the reminiscences of Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque in the main buildings of the city. In a single route you will discover places as emblematic as the Cathedral and the Miguelete, the towers of Serranos and Quart or Plaza Redonda (Round Square).

In short, activities in Valencia during Easter there are many, you just have to decide what to do and put you in the hands of Valencia Guias to ensure that your visit is up to the quality you expect. Only we have the most prepared guides for the type of route you want to experience and, above all, the professionalism and the endorsement of the thousands of visitors who have been delighted with our services. Now you know; during Easter: Visit Valencia!