Portrait Boutique Guest House has an excellent location in the midst of the Meditteranean, in the neighbourhood of Camins al Grau. This tranquil destination property is situated on a quiet street abundant in thriving, locally-owned bars, cafes, stores, and restaurants.
You will be situated perfectly to make the most of both the Valencian city and the sandy beaches. Popular points of attraction located nearby include The City of Arts and Sciences, the shopping mall of El Corte inglés and the spectacular Oceanographic. This property is:
An 11-minute journey to the beach by the public transport no.92 bus, with the bus stop a 1-minute walk from the house.
A 10-minute journey to the city centre by the no.92 bus
A 10-minute walk to the Arts and Sciences museums, and oceanographic
This property is perfect for exploring the remarkable wonders of Valencia -there is something for all the senses in this city! Accessible entertainments include:
The City of Arts and Sciences
Among one of the first things to see in Valencia is The City of Arts and Sciences. Opened in 1998 and consists of seven monumental buildings; the Hemisferic, Science Museum, Umbracle, Oceanografic, Palau de las Arts, Agora, and the Assut d’or Bridge. These prestigious and signature Valencian buildings are the architectural works of the charming Santiago Calatrava.
Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Virgen
One of the main plazas in Valencia,, its a perfect space to sit and soak up the sun and enjoy a coffee or some tapas at one of the many cafes and bars (we recommend Saona restaurant), with the Turia Fountain and the Cathedral that is said to hold The Holy Grail. Central location means you are minutes from El Carmen, The Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the trendy Russaffa
Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
This Valencian Gothic-style civil building was declared a world heritage site in 1996 by UNESCO making it essential upon your visit to the city.
El Carmen Neighbourhood and its Palaces
Embark on an exploration of the thousand-year-old maze of cobbled streets; that arose within the Muslim and Christian walls. Within the walls of this Muslim and Christian arose neighbourhood you will discover medieval buildings, palaces, frescoes and restaurants. Whether you are here during the day or at night, the energy will encapture your heart!
Valencian cuisine has much to boast about and all can be found at the prestigious markets. This Valencian attraction is rich in Mediterranean flavour and is the biggest market with fresh produce in Europe. (Be sure to get there before 2pm as it closes at 3pm)
The Turia River, the heart of Valencia! After the river flooded, there was discussions to turn this strip into a main road, however, the locals protested and it was drained and made into this beautiful 14km park. With the Arts and Sciences a one end, and The Biopark at the other, a walk or a cycle through here you will find locals and tourists alike doing anything from yoga to football, fencing to picnics!
Albufera Natural Park
Spend the day at El Saler beach, wander around the natural park looking for wildlife, have lunch at one of the Paella restaurants, then stop at the best spot for sunsets! Hop on a fishermans boat for 4EUR each for an unspoilt view; surrounded by rice fields and forests, or, sit on the piers with other sunset lovers. This, is the home of Paella!