20 Best Things to Do outside Valencia

1. Port Saplaya If you go to Malvarossa Beach in Valencia and look north you’ll see the “Little Venice” of Valencia, Port Saplaya, located about 5 km away. There you’ll find an unusual port enclosed by decorative apartments, which give it a quality reminiscent of that famous city on the water in Italy. Combine a stroll around the beautiful port …

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The modern and vibrant expat city

  It’s big decision to leave your home country and relocate somewhere new, even if it is sunny Valencia and it is important to research as much as possible. This expat city has a natural appeal to a wide variety of people. There are so many opportunities here for happiness and success. Job-hunters, sun seekers, Spanish learners or those just …

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The Open Zoo – Bioparc Valencia

  Bioparc Valencia is a unique 10-hectare (25-acre) zoo-park in Valencia, Spain. It is located at the north end of Valencia’s unusual Turia river-park. Opened in 2008, most of the animals moved to the new Bioparc facilities from the old city’s zoo which closed that same year. The Bioparc has introduced millions of visitors to the innovative concept of the …

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Valencia’s public transportation

Valencia’s public transportation system is world-class. Metro Valencia’s metro system combines seamlessly with the tram system, accepting a single payment for 90 minutes of travel. Tickets can be purchased at the many kiosks located at all stations, in multiple languages, accepting both cash and cards. Discounts of 10 trips (abonos) can also be bought for discounted travel over 50%, for …

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20 Best Things to Do in Valencia

It’s your first time in Valencia and you don’t know much about this city? No problem, we can help you discover the best things to do in Valencia. 1. Eat the famous paella Valencia is home to the world famous paella and no trip here would be complete without trying one of these oh-so-tasty and famous dishes. Made originally by …

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Las Fallas Festival in Valencia

We cant! If you mixed a week-long street party with massive street sculptures, firecracker symphonies, nightly fireworks and a huge citywide burning of said sculptures we’d still only be scratching the surface of Las Fallas Festival. Las Fallas Festival Started over a century ago a curious tradition formed around the annual spring cleaning when old furniture would often be put …

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Shopping in Valencia

If you enjoy going shopping then Valencia is not to be missed. I have to confess that since I have come here I have spent an inordinate amount on clothes, following the logic that as everything is much cheaper here than back at home, I am investing this money now so I don’t have to shop so much in the …

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Valencia as a holiday destination

Although I am living in Valencia as a student, I have had several people come to visit me, and when they are here, I can play tourist for the day. The variety of things to do in Valencia is truly staggering. If you like the city, the beach, or the countryside and mountains, Valencia has something for you. This makes …

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Learning Spanish

It seems a reasonable assumption that people who choose to take part in the Erasmus programme in a country where the language is not their native tongue will be aiming to improve their skills in the relevant language. However, it is evident that this is not as common as I had thought. Since arriving here, I have had conversations about …

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