What To Do In Valencia In April

Looking for that enticing Mediterranean sun in the spring? Craving an easy European getaway where the climate is nice and the food is amazing? Visiting Valencia in April may just be the answer! Check out the unique events and additional ideas on things to do in April in Valencia.

 

If you are looking for a sunny spring destination, check out Valencia in April. Witness the unique marine Holy Week processions in the district of Cabanyal. April in Valencia is sunny and pleasantly warm.

 

Silk Route Tour

Valencia along its history has had a strong connection with silk. Even today it’s used heavily at shops that tailor handmade Fallas costumes!

So one of the original things you can do in Valencia in April is to discover its rich silk past! Every Saturday at 11.00 am you can take a silk route tour in the Old Town. It’s organized by the city authorities.

On the tour you will visit silk related landmarks. Tours run in both English and Spanish and you can purchase your tickets online.

 

Cuina Oberta

April in Valencia wouldn't be complete without the bi-annual Cuina Oberta gastronomy event.

A dessert dish at one of the restaurants participating in Cuina Oberta event.

 

Spanish cuisine lovers visiting Valencia in April can get access to taste the best of local foodie scene at reduced prices!

Cuina Oberta means “Open Kitchen” in the Valencian language.

It was created several years ago to make top cuisine affordable to the masses. During the 10 day event select restaurants run a special promotion for lunch and dinner. You can have a peek at the menus and make your reservation online.

 

Take A Food Tour

Join my food tours in Valencia to taste the best Spanish ham out there.

On my food tours I only serve the best Spanish cured ham from free range Iberian pigs!

 

Curious about Valencia’s culture, history and food? Would like to go off the beaten track to get access to non-touristy places? Unlock a truly local foodie experience by joining my small group food tours!

With me you will visit hidden gems of Ruzafa and Cánovas districts on a 3,5 hour tour.

Wining and dining while learning interesting facts about life in Valencia couldn’t be easier and more enjoyable! Join me!

 

 

Maritime Holy Week – Semana Santa Marinera

Marine Holy Week is a unique street procession in the fishermens village of the city. So if you are considering being in April in Valencia, make sure to check it out.

Maritime Holy Week Museum in Valencia. Image credit: Giacomo Callaioli

 

About a century ago Valencia’s fishermen’s districts – Cabanyal, Canyamelar and Grao – were standalone. These uniquely beautiful villages were later on absorbed by the city, but they didn’t lose their traditions. The colorful and noisy Holy Week celebration is proof to that!

In fact, if you find yourself in April in Valencia, this seaside district (that’s where the word maritime comes in)  is the only place where you can take in the Holy Week celebrations and street processions.

The holiday doesn’t have fixed dates and lasts for about 10 days in April.

Subject to controversy in the past few years, this run-down but nevertheless interesting district is experiencing a comeback. So make sure to visit it!

Go for a breakfast on the beachfront terrace at La Más Bonita, an authentic paella lunch at Casa Carmela or a tapas dinner in a charming old house at Casa Montaña!

Check out a short video on the Maritime Holy Week procession.

You can also visit the Maritime Holy Week Museum to learn more about this local tradition.

 

Whether you will be camping out in Cabanyal or touring the local tapas places with me in Ruzafa, I hope you enjoy your time in April in Valencia!

Daria Gushchenkova

Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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Spain lover living in Valencia. She runs food tours in Valencia and writes about Spanish cuisine & travel in her blog.

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