Valencia is Destination of the Year 2016

Valencia streetview

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! The Spanish city of Valencia is this year's winner of the Interrail Destination of the Year Award 2016.

Over the last few weeks, thousands of Interrailers casted their vote, choosing from 10 shortlisted European destinations. With 33% of the votes, Valencia came out on top and convincingly claimed the title. We'd like to congratulate Valencia on being the favourite European destination amongst Interrailers!

Winner: Valencia

View on Valencia

Why go there?

Valencia, Spain's third-largest city, is the perfect mix of old and new. You can explore the character-filled Barrio del Carmen area and wander through this labyrinth of cobbled streets, lined with towering medieval buildings.


On the flipside, the futuristic reflections of the city include Valencia’s L’Assut D’or Bridge or the colossal structures of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences). Be sure to have your camera at the ready!


How to get there?

The main station Valencia Joaquin Sorolla is centrally located. This modern station sees countless daily domestic connections, as well as high speed lines from Barcelona and Madrid.

Top 5


Logo of the Interrail European Destination Award 2016 We would also like to compliment the other cities that managed to secure a place in the top 5, as shown below:

  1. Valencia

  2. Budapest

  3. Karlsruhe

  4. Bologna

  5. Rotterdam

Last but not least, we would like to extend a big thanks to all of our Interrail fans who took the time to vote for their favourite city!

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