Why to chose Valencia?

Old city center

Valencia old city center: city hall
Valencia old city center: palace
Valencia old city center: ride by bike
Valencica old city center: the cathedral
Valencia old city center: shops
Valencia old city center: tasca

Its ideal size. Valencia has a population of 1 million. It has the same amount of tourist attractions, transportation availability, (metro, bus, tram, bike hire, etc...) as that of larger cities, but all in the confinement of a smaller one. This means that everything is within close proximity. Easy and comfortable to live in.

In the middle ages it was one of the biggest city centers in Europe. You can find a large number of incredible old buildings, cultural events and a great nightlife, plenty of pubs and restaurants.

The beach

Spanish courses in Valencia: the beach
Spanish courses in Valencia: students
Activities: Picnic at the beach
Students playing Volei
Beautiful beach
All the students!

It has a wonderful beach inside the city, only 15 minutes away from the city centre.

The Malvarrosa and Las Arenas beaches are two very high quality beaches that you can find in Valencia city. In summer you can play, dive and swim, and in winter, it’s wonderful to walk along its long promenade. These urban beaches are excellent, wide and open, with fine and golden sand. The quality and quantity of services offered is really good, and you can find a lot of restaurants and cafés around, most of them specialised in Paella. It has an area for people with reduced mobility. The length of the two beaches is nearly 2 km.

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: oceanographic
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: hemisferic
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: planetario
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: Felipe's museum
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: inside the oceanographic
Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias: opera house

This futuristic “city within a city” must surely rank as one of the world’s most exciting and imaginative millennium projects. Here you will find the Oceanográfico (biggest sea water aquarium in Europe), the Science Museum, the Hemisferico planetarium, El Palacio de las Artes (Opera House)...

Valencia is one of the most beautiful and cultural cities in Spain. It is clean, rich and VERY SAFE. The living expenses here are not expensive compared to other cities.

Gardens

Valencia gardens: jardines de monforte
Valencia gardens: old Turia river
Valencia gardens: flowers bridge
Valencia gardens: old Turia river
Valencia gardens: old Turia river. Bike.
Valencia gardens: old Turia river 3

Valencia enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperature is 17oC with warm summers and very mild winters, rarely below 10oC. There is only light rainfall mainly in autumn and the beginning of spring. You can enjoy mild summer weather seven months a year.

Valencia is conveniently placed between popular places to visit, eg, Madrid, Barcelona and Ibiza, which makes travelling to them easy.

Everybody in Valencia speaks the traditional SPANISH, (with a Castilian accent).

Highlights: La paella

HIGHLIGHTS: valencian rice
Paella form Valencia
Traditional valencian house: barraca
Students eating a delicious valencian paella
The natural park of Albufera

La Paella, the exquisite, internationally renowned rice dish, is originally from Valencia. Every Tuesday night we celebrate our “WELCOME PAELLA PARTY”! All students and teachers in the school are invited to come and enjoy a real Valencian Paella.

Highlights: Festivals and events

Fallas festival: traditional costum
Fallas festival: Cremà
Fallas festival: mascletà
Tomato war of Bunyol
Fire crackers

The city of Valencia has, over the year, several important events you cannot miss. FALLAS OF VALENCIA known internationally as a great artistic beauty. For five days the whole city turns into a party of gunpowder, fireworks and music, which will end with great monuments of cardboard burning in the streets. We can't not forget to mention the TOMATINA FESTIVAL that takes place in a town near Valencia, Buñol, where after a long night of fun all the people go to the square to start a cheerful "tomato fight."

  • MARCH The world famous Fallas Festival. Las Fallas is one of the most internationally famous festivals in Spain. Be blown away by the fireworks, amazing papier-mâché monuments, music and colour.
  • APRIL Moors & Christians festival in Alcoy.
  • JUNE CINEMAJOVE, young directors Film Festival.
  • JULY July’s FAIR, fireworks, concerts, Flowers Battle...
             Rock Music Festivals: “FIBER FIB”, “ARENAL SOUND”, “LOW COST”...
  • AUGUST La Tomatina, the world famous “Tomato War” from Bunyol (Valencia).
    Also the Rototom Reggae Festival.
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Are you planning to attend a spanish course in Valencia? You will love this city. Know more about Valencia with Taronja School!
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