Valencia City, on the Costa del Azahar, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants.
Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.5 million people.
If you are looking to purchase a property in Valencia city, it is good to have an idea of the different districts you will find in the city.
Each district has its own atmosphere, as well as its own type of property and prices.
We list the main districts of Valencia city below with a short description / impression of each – also we provide a map showing the locations for reference (click on the map to enlarge).
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Also in the center with a.o. the main shopping area Calle Colon and the Mercado Colon. This district consists of 3 neighborhoods: El Pla de Remei, Canovas with its many restaurants and the hip and trendy Ruzafa, you will enjoy fine dining, art galleries and entertainment.
Though the name still refers to the area that was outside the city walls, Extramurs is one of the most central districts of the city. It has different attractions including the Torres de Quart, the Botanical Gardens of the University of Valencia and the Estacio del Nord.
Campanar is situated north east of the city and outside the Turia. It is one of the neighbourhoods that are growing in recent years. Main attractions are el Parque de Cabecera and the wonderful zoo Bioparc. Campanar is very well connected.
La Saïdia, north of the city, has many remarkable buildings, like El Convento de la Trinidad, the Jardines del Real and el Parque Municipal de Marxalenes. Here you find the tram station of Pont de Fusta, very central opposite the Torres de Serranos.
Of fundamental importance within the city, the district of Pla del Real has some of the nerve centers of Valencia: Campus of the University of Valencia, Paseo de la Alameda, Mestalla Stadium, Exhibition Palace and Royal Gardens.
L’Olivereta is one of the most populated districts of the city of Valencia. It consists of five barrios. Some highlights of the L’Olivereta district are the administrative complex of the 9 d’Octubre, the General University Hospital and el Parque del Oeste.
Patraix district, southwest of Valencia, takes its name from the old town of Patraix, independent municipality until 1870 when it was annexed to the city. It is one of the most populated districts of the city and where some of the top companies are based.
The district Jesus is located near the district of Extramurs. Among the most important places in the district of Jesus are the park Rambleta, Calle San Vicente and the General Cemetery. Worth a look when buying a property in Valencia City.
Quatre Carreres district has many attractions but without a doubt, the main attraction is the City of Arts and Sciences: “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias”. It is one of the largest districts of the city, consisting of 7 different barrios.
Located along the Mediterranean coast, Poblats Maritims is the quintessential sailor district. The area has a traditional, true to its origin and fishing sailor, flavor and consists of 5 barrios: Cabanyal-Canyamelar, Grau, Malvarrosa, Beteró and Nazareth.
The Camins al Grau district ownes its name to the paths that led from the city to the sea. It consists of five barrios: Ayora, Albors, La Cruz del Grau, Camí Fondo and Peñarroja.
The Algirós Valencia district is called this in honour of the dyke that ran through this whole area, together with the Mestalla area. Its districts are: Isla Perdida, Ciudad Jardín, Amistad, La Carrasca and La Vega Baja.
Benimaclet, which was the name of the old Muslim village, which permitted its title to go to an agricultural settlement that was ultimately annexed to Valencia. The district includes its own neighbourhood called Benimaclet, as well as Camino de Vera.
The fifteenth district is Rascanya, which also owes its name to the old dyke that irrigated that area. It has three neighbourhoods: Orriols, Torrefiel and San Lorenzo.
Next to that district appears Benicalap Valencia , the former town centre that owes its title to an Arab village that was found in that place. Along with the neighbourhood that shares its name, there is also the neighbourhood of Ciudad Fallera.
Pobles del Nord are situated north of the city and were annexed before 1900. These town villages consists of Benifaraig, Poble Nou, Carpesa, Casas de Bárcena, Mahuella, Borbotó and Massarrojos.
Pobles del Oest are the two most western barrios of the city of Valencia: Benimámet and Beniferri. Among the most notable places of this district lies the Feria Valencia, the Trade fair, and the Luis Puig Velodrome.
The area south of the city are the Pobles del Sud. The most remarkable places in this district are the beaches of Pinedo and El Saler, as well as the Albufera of Valencia, which is also located within the boundaries of this district.
Are you looking for the best coastal area of the Valencia region? You will find nice beaches from Canet d´en Berenguer and Sagunto in the north to Mareny Blau and Cullera in the south.
The inland of the region of Valencia has so much to offer…. from very rural areas with nice valleys and of course the orange groves and vineyards to nice villages and urbanisations, all well connected and within approximately 30 minutes from coast and Valencia city.