What To Do In Valencia In November
Being in Valencia off season is great – there are not so many tourist crowds as in warmer months. Get ideas on what to do in Valencia in November in this post.
What To See: Regional Valencian Folklore Dance & Music – All November, weekends
See open air performance by Valencian folklore groups dressed in traditional costumes, every Saturday at 11 am near the Central Market, at 12 pm in Plaza de Ayuntamiento, and at 1.00 pm in Plaza de la Reina. Sundays at 1.00 pm in City of Arts and Sciences.
What To Eat: Paella From Gigantic Pans by the Central Market – November 6th
The Central Market in Valencia celebrates a 100 year anniversary this year. As of 10.30 am will be local popular music and dances taking place by the market. At 2 pm you can see (and feel!) the gigantic firecracker show (mascletà) at Plaza de Ayuntamiento and at 2.30 pm head to the Silk Exchange building to grab your portion of paella – there will be 2000 portions served for a price of 3 EUR per person (includes a drink).
What To Do: Celebrate Bonaire Shopping Centre Relaunch – November 10th
From 7pm until mighnight there will be a big party at Bonaire Shopping Centre just outside of Valencia.
What to expect: famous Valencian chefs, live music, special discounts at shops.
What To Visit: MotoGP Event in Cheste – November 11th-13th
If you are into motosports, why not visit the MotoGP event in Valencia?
What To Watch: The Supermoon – November 14th
There is a saying in Spain “quedarse a la luna de Valencia” – “to be watching the moon in Valencia”, which stands for “to get distracted, to get lost in thought”. This phrase may come from the times when Valencia’s city wall gates were locked at night, so people who did not get into the town in time had to spend the night outside.
If you happen to be in Valencia in November and particularly on the 14th, watch the Moon at its closest to Earth in 70 years. It’s supposedly going to appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.
What To Listen To: Comedy (in English) at Upper Club – until November 25th
If you need a laugh, head to Upper Club on Saturdays at 8 pm. The entry is 8 EUR. Reserve your seat by phone: +34610037236.
Listen To Jazz at Contemporary Jazz Festival – until November 23rd
An annual event for jazz lovers in Valencia. More info here.
Visit Opera – at Palau de les Arts
Palau de les Arts has recently opened its new season. Enjoy opera in this extraordinary building!
See The So Called “Arab Baths”
The newly reopened medieval (14th century) baths in Valencia are decorated in Arab style, hence the name. They are open for a free tour from 10.00 am until 6.00pm from Monday through Friday and from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm on Saturdays.
Take Part in Running Competitions in Valencia in November
There are multiple running events during the year in the city. Check out Valencia’s running calendar.