Umbracle in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
Popular neighbourhoods and areas in Valencia

Southeastern area

While the southeastern area is not a district in and of itself, we are using the definition to group together two distinct districts. They are Quatre Carreres (directly below the Eixample) and Camins al Grau (the district just west of the maritime neighbourhoods).

Quatre Carreres, Valencia
Quatre Carrers is a mostly residential area, hence the tall, modern buildings.

These areas are mostly residential, but you might find yourself wandering around them because of the important landmarks that are found here.

Just where the two districts meet, in the final sections of the Turia Park, you can find Santiago Calatrava’s iconic City of Arts and Sciences.

This state-of-the-art complex houses a science museum, an IMAX theatre, a performing arts centre, and the largest aquarium in Europe. Immediately around Ciudad de Artes, are the more affluent residential areas, characterised by modern, large buildings with high windows.

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia
Ciudad de Artes is an avant-garde complex that gives the whole area a futuristic vibe.

Because of the area’s distance from the city centre, we recommend you take public transport or bike rather than walk. The two districts are well connected, with metro lines 5 and 7 passing through Camins al Grau, and tram line 10 passing through Quatre Carreres.

Lots of bus lines also connect the two areas through other parts of the city. If you prefer, other popular methods of transport are electric scooters and taxis.

The most important sights and attractions in this area are:

  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
  • Hemisfèric
  • Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía
  • Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe
  • Umbracle
  • Àgora
  • Oceanogràfic
  • Pont de l’Assut de l’Or
  • Museu Faller

If you’d like to know more about the City of Arts and Sciences, you can check out our article about this futuristic complex.

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