Trendy neighbourhoods in Valencia

Are you travelling to Valencia? Here are some of its trendy neighbourhoods to look for your accommodation in Valencia

If you are planning to come to study Spanish, you will probably be looking for accommodation in Valencia, but which is the best area?: an area close to the university, or a few metres from the beach or in a modern and trendy neighbourhood with bars, art galleries, shops, etc?

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Fortunately, our city is very welcoming, and you will find neighbourhoods to suit all tastes and needs. These are some of the most important.

El Carmen

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El Carmen is the historic centre of Valencia, and it is also the neighbourhood where our Spanish language school is located! Many monuments such as the cathedral of Valencia, the Serrano towers, the Miguelete, etc. are in this neighbourhood.

El Carmen is home to all kinds of people: from families with children to lifelong neighbours, tourists and, of course, students.

This is where much of the city’s social and cultural life is concentrated, as well as much of the city’s nightlife. If you like to live in a central neighbourhood, this is one of the best options for accommodation in Valencia.


Ruzafa is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city and is an example of the mix of modernity and tradition that can be found throughout the city. With plenty of atmospheres both during the day and at night, this area has a wide range of bars and restaurants. You will also find art galleries, fashion shops, tattoo workshops, hairdressers, etc. A very lively neighbourhood where you are sure to find your place.

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El Cabanyal (or Cabañal)

The seaside neighbourhood of Valencia is known as “El Cabanyal”, and in recent years many young people and families have moved there to live near the sea (just a few metres from the Paseo Marítimo and the beach).

Its streets and two-storey houses are its main attraction.

But it is not the only one: according to “The Guardian”, Cabanyal-Canyamelar is one of the neighbourhoods with the greatest gastronomic potential in Valencia because it combines traditional bars with very modern establishments in the Marina and the port area. In addition, communication with the centre of Valencia is excellent by metro, tram and bus.

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In the past, Benimaclet was an independent village. But, little by little, its streets were extended until it was absorbed by the city. 

Even so, nowadays Benimaclet is a fairly quiet neighbourhood, which preserves part of its essence, and which has a lot of local commerce and some pedestrian streets. 

Its proximity to the universities, the prices of its rents and its large number of bars and entertainment venues make it also one of the favourite areas for students who come to study in Valencia.

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According to the municipal barometer, Patraix is one of the most highly rated neighbourhoods to look for accommodation in Valencia. This area of the city has experienced significant growth in recent years, partly thanks to the construction of the Ronda Sur ring road, and has made its multiculturalism its greatest emblem and attraction.

One of the main advantages of living in Patraix is its proximity to the centre (you can walk to other neighbourhoods, such as El Carmen or Ruzafa). In addition, Patraix has all the services (supermarkets, parks and green areas, etc.) making it perfect for young people and families.

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If you come to study Spanish at the Taronja school, your accommodation will be within a 20-minute walk from the school.

We are in the Carmen district, next to the Serrano towers, next to the Turia river park.

Contact us if you need more information.

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Wonderful experience I attended the intensive course for 2 weeks with my girlfriend, it was an amazing experience! The school offers Spanish courses with great teachers and a lot of different activities (every day) to meet people from all over the world and do mucha fiesta!!
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Wunderbare Schule und tolle Erfahrung! Ich war zwei Wochen in Taronja und kann die Schule nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Die Leser sind alle sehr gut und sympathisch, der Unterricht ist sehr interaktiv und digital und man lernt sehr viel in kurzer Zeit. Die Schule organisiert unter der Woche und am Wochenende zahlreiche Freizeitaktivitäten, bei denen man Spanisch übt, die Umgebung entdecken kann und viele unvergessliche Momente erlebt.
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Clemente Antonio
Chicos y chicas, os aconsejo esta escuela. ¡Es Genial!
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Christine Dowrick
Super week learning new language, remembering forgotten fragments and updating old phrases. The course was really well structured and delivered and great fun. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. The Spanish cooking and singing sessions were the icing on the cake and the sun shone on the beautiful city of Valencia every day.
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La mejor escuela para aprender español Hola, ya he estado tres veces en la escuela Taronja en Valencia.
Allí puedes aprender un montón y vas a tener mucho diversión. Vale la pena... 🙂
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I came to Taronja on a friends recommendation and I am so glad that I did! I only did one week intensive and am already signing up to do more lessons. The classes are interesting and fun. The teachers are enthusiastic. Also the daily activities are really well organised. Fully recommend for anyone - no questions asked 🙂
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I had a great experience at this school for a week in July 2014. Great teachers and a lovely atmosphere. The classes were a good laugh, but we still learned plenty. They catered for all levels, and you could move classes if you felt you were in the wrong level. The extra activities in the afternoons and evenings also added alot - helped to meet plenty of others on the courses, and also get to know Valencia, which is a gorgeous city. Highly recommended.
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