ManisesValencia (province). It is not only the site of Valencia's airport but is also an important centre for ceramics, where the art has been practiced for at least 700 years.
Unlike other nearby towns where the tradition of pottery died out, Manises today is still well-known for its ceramics. It is today Spain's largest production centre, with more than 100 workshops and factories located in the city and another fifty in neighbouring towns.
phone: +34 961 525 609address: Avda del Tramvies, 15
By metroThe city can be easily reached by Valencia's metro lines and , which stop at and before continuing on to the . From Valencia a one-way fare costs €2.10, and a round trip fare costs €4. From the airport, despite the short distance, the one-way fare is €2.80.
By busFrom Valencia, Fernanbus operates bus line 150, with buses departing every 15 minutes from and terminating at the airport. A full schedule and route map are available online.
- Valencia Airport (VLC) is actually closer to Manises than Valencia.
Radio Taxi Manisesphone: +34 961 521 155address: C/ de Villafamés, 56
Inter Taxi CBphone: +34 961 532 363address: C/ de Ribarroja, 6
phone: +34 961 521 044address: C/ Sagrari, 22There are exhibitions about the history of ceramics in the area.
phone: +34 961 525 609address: Av País Valenciano, 19Housed in an ornate former ceramics factory, this museum has a large collection of cameras as well as a number of historic photographs. It also has temporary photographic exhibits.
Església Parroquial de Sant Joan Baptistaphone: +34 961 545 190address: Carrer Sant Joan, 6The 18th-century neo-classical church is notable for its interior ceramic tile work, especially a large tiled altarpiece depicting the Last Supper.
Aqüeducte dels ArquetsThe foundations of the aqueduct are likely Roman, but the current structure is believed to be mostly Arabic. The structure was maintained during later periods, with repairs dating from the 16th to early 20th centuries.
phone: +34 961 545 150address: Carrer Valencia, 29The formal ceramicists' guild has a shop showcasing a full range of creations by member artisans, for very competitive prices. The association also offers ceramics workshops (in Spanish), ranging in length from one to five days.
Mercadillo de Los FiltrosA weekly street market for local produce and other goods.
phone: +34 605 935 096,+34 961 111 336address: Carrer Major, 20Has a surprisingly eclectic menu, including such items as NY pastrami sandwiches, pulled pork and hamburgers, Austrian Sachertorte, and apple strudel, with a few vegetarian options. Outdoor seating is available in the very pleasant central plaza; English and German spoken. Electronic payment available, pet-friendly, LGTBI friendly, baby high-chairs, disabled WC. Booking your table in advance entitles you for an extra drink
phone: +34 661 746 525address: Carrer Major, 55A reliable lunch spot which serves standard Spanish fare.
phone: +34 961 526 063address: Camp de l'OliveretaHas an onsite restaurant and nonsmoking rooms. Pets permitted, free Wi-Fi, private parking €6/day.
phone: +34 961 546 100address: Autopista Aeropuerto Manises, 15Facilities include fitness centre, outdoor pool, onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Offers free airport shuttle service.