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Paterna ensconces curious underground houses and boasts a long-standing tradition in ceramic. What’s more, it’s surrounded by an outstanding natural setting.

Paterna, located in the vicinity of the city of Valencia, is an old ceramic production centre. Its star product is fired clay tiles covered in white enamel and decorated in red colours known as socarrat. A large collection of this art is on display at the city’s Ceramic Museum, a highly recommended visit.

To take best advantage of your holidays in Paterna, stop by the tourist information office when you arrive. Here you’ll find five guides that reveal all the city’s secrets: from a general guide, routes of the caves and places associated with ceramics, to a long and a short route around the city.

A few feet from the office, you’ll find Palacio de los Condes Villapaterna, a former palace that is now the town hall. This Neoclassic and baroque-style 18th-century building has served the city in a number of ways over the years: from a school and hostel for the poor to a wartime hospital.

Opposite the palace, there is a panoramic terrace-gallery looking out over the River Turia, the fields and orchards and the nearby villages. Known as El Calvario, you’ll also find the city’s clock tower here, currently used as an exhibition space.

Our cheap trips to Paterna are perfect to discover places of interest, such as the Tower. This Arabic watchtower, considered an emblem of the city, is 65 feet high and offers stunning views of the surroundings.

The Cuevas del Batán (literally, Batán caves), located near the watch tower, form a residential complex carved into the rock face. There were once an astonishing 509 houses of this type. At the Cuevas del Batán Cultural Space you can visit eight cave houses occupying 4,840 square feet.

With our holiday deals to Paterna, you’ll only have to worry about enjoying this beautiful town, which has an excellent bus network to help you get around. And to round off your trip, catch the metro and in 20 minutes you’ll be in the heart of Valencia city. What more could you ask for?

Where to stay in Paterna

Feria Valencia


If you're passing through Benimàmet, you may want to check out its restaurants. From there, jump on the metro at Benimamet Station to see more of the area.


Top Hotels in Paterna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Valencia Congress Hotel&Spa
Valencia Congress Hotel&Spa
3.5 out of 5
Calle Botiguers 49, Paterna
The price is ¥4,993 per night

Situated in Paterna, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Feria Valencia and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Technology Park. Bioparc Valencia Zoo and Valencia Conference Centre ...

4.2/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Friendly accommodating staff, fantastic spacious rooms with excellent amenities. A great Irish Bar adjoining the Hotel. ..and excellent value for money.Thoroughly recommended. ."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Valencia Congress Hotel&Spa
Posadas de España Paterna Hotel
Posadas de España Paterna Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Leonardo da Vinci, s/n, Paterna, Valencia
The price is ¥5,317 per night

Situated in Paterna, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Technology Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Valencia Conference Centre and Feria Valencia. Casino Cirsa ...

3.9/5Very Good! (204 reviews)
Great for Business

"Great location if you are working in the business park. There are a number of restaurants about 1km down the road. Situated next to Valencia FCs sport city you can also take in some football trading and the odd game if that takes your fancy"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Posadas de España Paterna Hotel
Hotel Vista al Sol
Hotel Vista al Sol
2.5 out of 5
Carrer Montgó, 5, Paterna, Valencia
The price is ¥5,448 per night

Situated in Paterna, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Technology Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bioparc Valencia Zoo and Feria Valencia. Valencia Conference ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"Un servicio y atención al cliente impecables. Un hotel con parking privado gratis para motos. En una zona segura y tranquila de valencia. las habitaciones muy limpias y bien equipadas. Por el precio uno de los mejores hoteles. Sin duda, cuando tenga que volver a valencia, repetiré. Y gracias a Carlos ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Hotel Vista al Sol

Popular places to visit in Paterna

Technology Park
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Technology Park

After visiting Technology Park, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Paterna. You can enjoy the restaurants while in the area.

City of Arts and Sciences
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City of Arts and Sciences

4.5/5(163 reviews)

Watch an opera performance, visit an interactive science museum and spot 500 species of marine life at this multipurpose cultural and entertainment complex.

Malvarrosa Beach
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Malvarrosa Beach

4.5/5(70 reviews)

Swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea, stroll along the promenade and dine along the waterfront at one of Valencia’s most popular urban beaches.

Oceanografic Aquarium
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Oceanografic Aquarium

4.5/5(129 reviews)

Explore this spectacular indoor-outdoor aquarium, home to innovative exhibits and more than 500 different marine species. 

Port of Valencia
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Port of Valencia

4.5/5(107 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Valencia with a trip to Port of Valencia. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or experience the fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.

Plaza de la Reina
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Plaza de la Reina

4.5/5(215 reviews)

This busy square marks the center of Valencia’s Old Town. Come here to admire grand architecture, visit a centuries-old café and shop at handicraft markets.

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