The city of Valencia
Because its size is ideal (1 million inhabitants): It has the same cultural, leisure and transport services (metro, bus, tram, public bicycle…) as a large metropolis but with a much smaller size. Easy and comfortable to live!
Between the 14th and 15th centuries it was one of the most important and richest cities in Europe. You can find a large number of impressive buildings, monuments, cultural events and also a great nightlife. Valencia is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, beautiful, clean and VERY SAFE. Also, it is not an expensive city, compared to other Spanish cities.
A few minutes from the centre are the beautiful beaches of Malvarrosa and Patacona. They are two excellent urban beaches of fine golden sand, wide, extensive and open. The quantity and quality of the services offered is very large and you can find numerous restaurants and cafes in the surroundings, many of them specialized in paella. It is a dream to have such beaches in the city!
CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
This futuristic “city within a city” is considered one of the most surprising and imaginative architectural projects in the world. It contains the Oceanográfico, the City of Sciences, the Hemisférico and the Palace of Arts. By the way, remember that everyone in the city of Valencia speaks standard Spanish, with a Spanish accent.
Valencia enjoys a very pleasant Mediterranean climate with 7 months of heat a year. The average annual temperature is 22ºC with warm summers and mild winters, rarely below 12ºC. Autumns are slightly rainy, as are early springs. Enjoy this good weather in the old bed of the Turia River, the largest urban park in Spain and one of the favorite places of the Valencians, you will be speechless! You’ll be speechless!
PARTIES AND EVENTS
The city of Valencia has, during the year, many important events and festivals that you cannot miss. One of the most important is LAS FALLAS, one of the most incredible, beautiful and surprising festivals in the whole planet. We cannot forget either the TOMATINA, which takes place in the Valencian town of Buñol, where the international battle of tomatoes is celebrated. Below we name some of these festivals and events of interest.
|March||The world famous Fallas in Valencia and the Magdalena in Castellón. Let yourself be carried away by the fireworks, the music, the colour and its impressive papier-mâché monuments.|
|April||The Moors and Christians festivities in Alcoy.|
|May||The traditional festival of the Virgen de los Desamparadosin Valencia.|
|June||The great night of San Juan or the international film festival for young directors Cinema Jove.|
|July||The famous Valencia July Fair, the Battle of the Flowers… and some of the best music festivals in Spain such as: “FIB de Benicasim”, “ARENAL SOUND”, “LOW COST”…|
|August||The Tomatina, and also the biggest Reggae festival in Europe, the ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH|