A town located inland to the west of the bustling city of Valencia, heading out on Requena holidays will introduce you to a combination of engaging museums, breath-taking villas and grand plazas, as well as Requena’s most famous export – wine. Although this is the primary reason for visiting this area of Spain, recognised for its famed utiel Requina wine, there are many other attractions in and around the town.
The town was previously a fortress, and there are still signs of the original make-up dotted around Requena, though it is the collection of fine museums, enthralling villas and impressive plazas that will turn the heads of those on their holidays to Requena. Conveniently located in close proximity to Valencia, you can switch between quaint town escape to city hustle and bustle in the process of a short drive.
Wine, Museums and More Wine
Wine enthusiasts will flock to Requena for a taste of the good stuff, and there’s no shortage of places in which to get a sample. Meson La Villa is famed for its fine wine collection, though the majority of restaurants and bars dotted around the plazas and pretty streets will facilitate your wine hunt.
Arguably the best time to embark on Requena holidays if you plan to embrace the town’s wine heritage is through the month of August, a period when the wine and water festival descends upon the town. If you’ve arrived in the town either side of the festivities, head to the Wine Museum for a little bit of historical insight.
There are many other museums that will provide culture vultures with a dose of glee during their break, most notably the Municipal Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum, providing information regarding the history of the area and the regional artistic prowess respectively. There are also a number of attractive churched dotted around Requena which are best discovered with an afternoon stroll through the charming streets.
A daytrip to Valencia is a must, and there are countless cultural and historical sites dotted around the city that will keep you occupied throughout the day. You could also become a beach bum for the afternoon if the sun is shining, with the beautiful Costa de Valencia just a stone’s throw away.