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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."
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