Sundays in Spain are meant for rest and relaxation. Most stores and businesses are closed so that everyone can enjoy quality downtime with loved ones and recharge their batteries. However, Valencia still offers plenty to do on this “day off” with no additional cost – which is perfect for students! So if it’s Sunday and you find yourself getting restless, just pop over to one of these eight activities and enjoy your complimentary amusement.
Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum)
Valencia’s Fine Arts Museum is home to a collection of distinct masterpieces that range from 600-year-old gothic paintings to important depictions by the famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Even the building itself is a work of art with an interesting history and design.
The museum opens Tue-Sun from 10am to 8pm and the admission is always free!
Turia Park or Malvarrosa Beach
Both known for their calming ambience and beautiful scenery, Turia park and Malvarrosa beach are also free to enter. These two different landscapes offer endless possibilities: you can workout, go on a picnic, frolic on the playgrounds, go in the ocean, soak up the sun, and above all else, go on a long walk with friends. There’s nothing better than enjoying the fresh air and relishing in the outdoors!
Museo Prehistoria de Valencia (Valencian Prehistoric Museum)
The Valencian Prehistoric Museum maintains several permanent collections about archaeology, Iberian culture, Roman and Visigoths culture, and the history of money and coins. The museum also gives information about nine archeological sites surrounding Valencia!
This museum opens Tue-Sun from 10am to 8pm, and it is free on Sunday!
Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
The most iconic Valencian backdrop and modern architectural treasure also happens to be free to wander through and appreciate. Although the museums and aquarium do not offer free entry on Sundays, you can still stroll through the dreamy landscape and revel in this futuristic oasis. Or just snap a couple of pictures for your Instagram feed!
La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange)
This historic building was constructed in the late 1400s and is a perfect example of the Valencian gothic architectural style. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Between it’s notable past, grotesque design, and collection of gargoyles, the Lonja is not to be missed!
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern or IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art)
IVAM is recognized as one of Valencia’s most unique and intriguing museums that houses an assortment of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and installations created by artists from all over the world. It’s combination of modern and contemporary art will encourage a curious mind and challenge contemplation.
Torres de Serranos or Torres de Quart
Lastly, the recognizable Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart, which were once gates in the medieval wall and a prison to nobles for 300 years, are free to enter and climb on Sundays. The view from the top gives a different perspective of Valencia and is worth the ascend.