What To Do In Valencia On Monday
Though weekends are the best time to see Valencia in its full glory, there are still fun things to do on Monday. Whether it’s your first visit or not, find ideas on what to do in Valencia on Monday in this post.
Explore The Old Town
If it’s your first time in the city, you simply cannot skip exploring the Old Town. Let its atmospheric narrow streets take you back in time. Soak in the sun in one of the cafe terraces, while sipping on a glass of Valencian wine. For example, in the lovely Plaza de la Reina.
Visit the Cathedral – admire its exterior first, with the 3 gates from different eras and made in different architectural styles. Go in and turn left to climb the Miguelete tower. See one of the best vistas of the city!
Spend some time in the beautiful Plaza de la Vírgen, where you can take stunning pictures of the architectural details of the Cathedral, the Basilica, and the fountain.
The Old Town is full of interesting museums of all kinds.
Sure, most museums take a day off on Mondays. But here are a few unique museums that are open:
- The Cathedral Museum (8:30 am – 8:30 pm)
- Patriarch’s Museum (11.00 am – 1.30 pm)
- Municipal Museum of History (9.00 am – 2.00 pm)
Another museum open on Monday is the one dedicated to the Fallas carpentry and artists. It’s located outside of the Old Town -in the north-west of the city. You can easily reach it by metro:
- Fallas Craft Artists Museum (10.00 am – 2.00 pm, 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm).
Discover The Botanical Gardens
The gardens were founded over 100 years ago, for the sake of growing of medicinal herbs and plants.
Nowadays, apart from an impressive collection of trees, there is quite a surprising section dedicated to cactus plants. I highly recommend to visit it, if you decide to pop into Botanical Gardens.
Opening hours: November through February: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, March and October: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm, April and September: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm, May through August: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm.
Enjoy A Food Experience
It is hard to find a place to eat, especially to have dinner, since there are not many restaurants open on Monday. And the Old Town is sadly full of tourist traps. So why not join my evening tapas & wine tour? I will take you to the best tapas bars and wine bars in the real people’s neighborhoods, that tourists don’t know to look in!
Go To The Movies
If there is a need for a rain check, why not go see a movie?
Here are the movie theaters in Valencia where you can see undubbed movies. Look for the abbreviation “V.O.” (“Version Original”) or “V.O.S.” to get a ticket to the untranslated sessions:
If you love to explore local traditions, gastronomy and culture, one of the things to do on Monday is to join my fun food tours! Taste the best Iberian ham, multiple wines and various tapas.. Spend a fun evening visiting some of the hidden gems of Valencia!