Valencia Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Valencia is the third largest city in Spain.
  • The city is famed for inventing the delicious dish 'paella'.
  • The 'Falles' festival of Valencia is renowned around the world.
  • Valencia was occupied by an English army for 16 months in the early 18th century.
  • The City of Arts and Sciences is acknowledged as a triumph of architectural design.

Valencia Mini Guide

Valencia is an exciting cosmopolitan city which can offer visitors culture, nightlife and dazzling beaches. It is the biggest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and is located on the east coast where it benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate.

If you want to soak up the sun, play volleyball or get submerged with water sports, Valencia has miles of coastline to visit.

Successive cultures have left their mark on Valencia. In the 700s the Moors traded goods there including silk, leather and paper and the late Gothic silk exchange building - La Lonja De La Seda – has been deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Moors were later fought by the Spanish hero on horseback, El Cid, who conquered Valencia and changed its mosques into churches. More recently the famous home grown architect Santiago Calatrava produced the City of Science and Arts which has a fantastic range of entertainments constructed in a modern style.

No visit to the city should miss this fascinating development which has many restaurants and covered walkways as well as an oceanographic park, an IMAX cinema, a theatre and a science museum. Tourism is now booming in Valencia. Much money has been spent on making the industrial city more attractive by restoring parts of the old medieval city, cleaning up its beaches and making more parts of Valencia pedestrian friendly. There is so much to see and do in the city that a short trip could never do it justice.

Valencia City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia's museums, its port, colleges, churches, and its bullring are all worth visiting. There is even Gulliver Park, an amusement park for children which is based on the book Gulliver's Travels. Many fun festivals are held in Valencia which attract large crowds. The unique La Tomatina has become hugely popular with tourist who want to get rid of their inhibitions in a food fight festival by throwing tomatoes at each other. Taking place in August in the nearby town of Bunol, La Tomatina attracts thousands of participants and has parades, music, dancing, fireworks and a paella cooking contest.

More solemn, but no less celebratory, are the holy week festivities which rejoice in the Catholic faith with processions and candle lit vigils, while thousands of boat lovers were drawn to Valencia in 2007 for the 32nd American Cup yacht race.

Valencia Cathedral

The presence of many students in Valencia means that the city has an enviable nightlife with a number of arty bars located in the Carmen, Ruta de Bakalao, and Blasco Ibanez areas of the town. One of the city's focal points for visitors is the Placa de Reina with its numerous bars and restaurants near to the fabulous Placa de la Verge which has a fountain and a basilica of the Virgin Mary.

Wherever you end up going, Valencia has a green feel with a multitude of public parks and botanical gardens to stroll through such as the Jardines de Ayora and the Jardines de Real which offer tranquility and architectural interest. Valencia is renowned for its food and produce such as Valencia oranges. Get a flavour for the city by sampling Spanish omelette or rabbit paella followed by Bunuelos (fritters) for desert, and a cold glass of Horchata, a vegetable beverage made from barley.

Valencia has its own airport with links to 15 European countries. From the airport it is easy to hire a car and make the short journey downtown.

Valencia City

Latest Update from Valencia:

13/05/12 - Often, tours of historical sights can be difficult with small children but Vinaros, just outside Valencia has introduced audio tours for children. They'll follow the same route around the sights as their parents but have a guide attuned to their needs and presented in a fun, informal manner. 

11/02/13 - The Las Fallas Festival coming up soon in March between the 15th and the 19th is a fabulous affair, renowned across Spain and in the huge procession, models of world landmarks are paraded around and eventually burned on top of bonfires accompanied by fireworks

Car Hire Valencia Customer Comments

13/03/2012 - Came in search of the perfect paella in Valencia and our hire car helped us search out the best restaurants without needing expensive taxis

07/03/2012 - I was amazed at the difference between Rhino’s prices and those of the other major companies

29/02/2012 - Went for one of the nicer hire cars, cost a little more but still reasonable

23/02/2012 - We were going to hire a car for just a couple of days but Rhino’s low prices meant we could afford to keep it for the whole of our holiday.

22/02/2012 - I’ve looked at prices for equivalent car hire elsewhere and couldn’t find a better deal.

03/02/2012 - Valencia was a great place for a city break but having a hire car means you could escape occasionally.

11/05/2011 - If you're interested in architecture and historical buildings then Valencia will be right up your street. Unfortunately I am not! Therefore did not really rate it that highly.

Driving in Valencia

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Car Hire Valencia Customer Comments:


Wanted to add an extra driver to the booking and used live chat to change it. Very efficient and friendly.

G. Colen - UK
29/03/2012 00:00 AM


Our hotel was a little distance from the rental agency so took a bit of effort to get there

Mrs P Wilder - UK
22/03/2012 00:00 AM


Hire car was nippy and comfortable – great value for the price

Toby Flynn - UK
22/03/2012 00:00 AM


Car did the job and for not much money!

Miguel Arantja - Spain
15/03/2012 00:00 AM


Our car hadn’t been returned on time to the agency so we had to wait an hour whilst it was checked and cleaned.

Sam Winterton - UK
13/03/2012 00:00 AM

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Valencia is a popular destination for those heading on to the beaches of Eastern Spain but others take city breaks there. Whichever you choose to do, hiring a car from Valencia will enable you to see both the big bright city and the beaches beyond. With basic models starting from only 15 euros a day you'll be able to splash out on some delicious paella in the local restaurants.

Take the family to the city's beach and enjoy the meal cooked near where most of the ingredients were caught then head home saving even more money by avoiding those expensive late night taxi fares. Book online today for the best rates.

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