Why is Valencia the European Green Capital 2024?

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024

In one year’s time, Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024 thanks to its efforts to become a sustainable city.  But what does this recognition mean for Valencia and for Valencians?

Valencia European Green Capital 2024

Valencia is the best city to live in. This is what Forbes magazine assures in its latest list of the 50 best cities in the world, and this is what a study carried out by InterNations assured in 2021.

The capital of Turia has many attractions: located next to the beach, with mild temperatures and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it has excellent communications by land, sea and air, affordable prices, a high quality of life and a wide range of leisure, culture, restaurants and education.

In fact, in Valencia, there are different university campuses, both public and private, where it is possible to study scientific or humanistic subjects.

But Valencia is also a city that has recently opted for more sustainable development

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Albufera lake

Proof of this is that it will hold the title of European Green Capital in 2024, thus joining the exclusive club formed by other capitals such as Stockholm (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany), Vitoria, Nantes (France), Copenhagen (Denmark), Bristol (United Kingdom), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Essen (Germany), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Lisbon (Portugal), Lahti (Finland), Grenoble (France) and Tallinn (Estonia).

As has happened with Valencia being World Design Capital in 2022, throughout 2024 Valencians will enjoy an extensive calendar of activities around sustainability, including workshops for all audiences, film festivals, exhibitions or local initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint in collaboration and in which companies, businesses and public entities will participate.

But why has our city received this prestigious award?

1.   The Turia riverbed is the longest urban park in Europe. In total, it covers 120 hectares and is 12 kilometres long, connecting the City of Arts and Sciences with the Bioparc.  In this large park, events and open-air activities are organised, and it is very common for Valencians to go there to do sports (running, cycling, skating, etc.).

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Turia Park

2. Valencia is committed to protecting its green spaces. Among them, the Albufera Natural Park stands out, a unique wetland with rich biodiversity located very close to the capital.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, boat Albufera lake

3.   Valencia’s streets and squares are safe and friendly for passers-by. Proof of this is that in recent years the city has been pedestrianised to make its historic centre more walkable and cleaner.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, pedestrian streets

4.   Our city is a model of urban sustainability and ecological transition and is becoming cleaner and less polluted every day.

5.   If you come to Valencia to study Spanish, you can cycle practically everywhere: we have a network of more than 160 kilometres of cycle lanes, and we are one of the best cities for using this clean and beneficial means of transport for the environment and for your health.

Valencia will become European Green Capital 2024, Bicycle city

6.   Valencia is also a pioneer in the application of audits of the carbon and water footprint of tourism activity, which allows us to take the necessary measures and establish the necessary solutions to achieve carbon neutrality in the sector by 2025.

7.   Thanks to new technologies and digitalisation, Valencia has become the Capital of Design and the Capital of Smart Tourism in 2022. Holding the green capital in 2024 will be a new challenge for a modern city willing to open up to the world.

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Hana Zemcik
Had a GREAT time and improved my spanish a LOT in Taronja. The lecturers were pros and the out-of-school program was very entertaining. Without doubt, I recommend Taronja and Valencia (y)
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Kelly Robinson
I had a fantastic experience at Taronja, I was only there a week, but cannot believe how much my Spanish has improved from a very basic level. Our professors, Pablo & Teresa were wonderful, they made the classes interactive and interesting, and were excellent at making everyone feel welcome. I am already planning my next trip!
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jack_dezza93
5 star rating
La scuola numero 1 a Valencia Scuola eccellente con uno staff preparato e cordiale sempre pronto ad aiutarti per ogni necessità. Gli insegnanti sono tutti molto bravi, disponibili e simpatici. La struttura e moderna e funzionale con aule dotate di lavagne elettroniche, ipads e sala comune con computer. La scuola inoltre organizza attività molto belle e coinvolgenti, tra cui: lezioni di cucina spagnola, escursioni e paella di benvenuto. Sono stato alla Taronja per 4 settimane nelle quali ho migliorato molto il mio livello di spagnolo e conosciuto gente splendida. La consiglio vivamente a chiunque sia interessato a imparare lo spagnolo a Valencia
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alexandrautkina87
5 star rating
Taronja es la mejor escuela de español en Valencia Fue un placer y buena experiencia pasar en Taronja dos semanas inolvidables aprendiendo español con mejores profesores entre los estudiantes de todo el mundo. He elegido esta escuela porque es el Centro acreditado por el Instituto Cervantes. Tuve suerte de estar a la presentación de Taronja en Moscú y conocer a los profes y su manera de enseñar. Desde entonces tenía muchas ganas de conocer Valencia y estudiar en Taronja. No me quedé desilusionada, todo fue genial! Buena ubicación, ambiente amistoso, actividades interesantes para todos los gustos. Taronja es como una familia grande para sus alumnos, sigo en contacto con mis compañeros del grupo y algunos profes. Es una exelente posibilidad combinar los estudios con el descanso a la playa y el ocio cultural. A pesar de algunos inconvenientes del alojamiento (vivía en apartamento compartido) he estado muy contenta por mi viaje. Este año vuelvo a Valencia y Taronja.
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Caitriona Cuddy
I would highly recommend this language school, with its competent teachers who are innovative and interested in their students. The material used is always of an excellent standard. The school has two bright buildings and there is a calendar of events each week both for students attending and those taking classes online.
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L9995XIandreash
5 star rating
klasse Sprachschule im schönen Valencia Ich habe einen 2-wöchigen Intensivkurs hier gemacht, eine tolle Erfahrung. Die Klassen sind recht klein, die Lehrer motiviert und sehr freundlich, so dass ich hier große Fortschritte gemacht habe. Auch nach dem Unterricht gab es interessante Aktivitäten. Die Lage der Schule mitten im Zentrum ist ideal, es gibt viele Caffee's und Restaurantes in der Nähe. Die zwei Wochen gingen leider viel zu schnell rum!
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Christian Stürck
The best school experience i ever had! Everybody was friendly, the classes were a lot of fun and the learning curve was incredible. The social activities were super fun (friends of mine stayed at another school and they were always jealous) and very good to get to know all other students, Valencia and Spanish traditions. Paella fiesta every Tuesday is one of the best! ¡Me voy a Volver!
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thegreatestatall
5 star rating
much more than a school Die Schule ist sehr zentral gelegen. Ich fühlte mich von Anfang an rundum wohl. Die Gestaltung der Räume hat mich sehr angesprochen. Alle Mitarbeiter machten einen sehr zufriedenen Eindruck und der Ablauf war sehr gut organisiert. Mein Lernerfolg war nach zwei Wochen höher als in einer vergleichbaren Schule. Die Leher und Lehrerinnen waren engagiert und jeder konnte seine Talente mit einbringen. Sie arbeiten nicht mit einem Arbeitsbuch sondern haben ein eigenes Konzept und eigene Skripte. Neben dem Unterricht wurden tolle Aktivitäten angeboten. Ich komme wieder.
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