Valencia: Useful information for visitors *
The city of the light
Once you have seen Valencia, you have no choice but to fall in love with the city. Its pleasant, temperate climate, the Mediterranean seaside, the beauty of its streets and buildings, its exquisite gastronomy, its extensive leisure offer and its gorgeous natural spaces have all converted Valencia into the Spanish city of reference as much as for Business as for pleasure. Enjoy the magnificence of this city at The Westin Valencia.
Between tradition and innovation
Valencia accomplished the magnificent feat of allowing history to coexist with modernity, past with future, in perfect harmony. Take a walk: turning corners, you pass from being surrounded by historical monuments, to being bordered by modernist buildings. This diversity bears witness to thousands years of history, and to the different cultures that followed one of the other. The Westin Valencia is the very best place to stay to discover it. The hotel stands a few minutes walking distance from such emblematic places as The Cathedral, La Lonja, la Plaza de Toros or The City of Arts and Sciences. You cannot leave without seeing them. (View more on the map of local area)
People generally eat later than in other European countries: breakfast (7:30 and 10:00 a.m.) is similar to the continental style. Restaurants serve lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and dinner from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m
Tips are included in all prices and bills, so tipping is not considered obligatory. However, if the service received is considered satisfactory, especially in bars and restaurants, a tip is often left.
Valencia enjoys a mild temperate Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 17ºC with warm summers and very mild winters, rarely below 10ºC. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring.
Most banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Only a few branches open on Saturday mornings. There are 24-hour automatic tellers around the city, and most (Servired, 4B, etc.) offer international services.
Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Valencia accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.
* Source: Turismo Valencia