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Old and new buildings are ideally combined in Valencia, which gives the city a special look. This Spanish city has it all: from medieval castles and towers to Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, from small shops to large shopping centers. And, of course, there are many great places to eat and drink! It is also quite cheap here, so this is a great opportunity to save money if you are looking for a modest vacation in the south of Spain.

Valencia Airport, VLC

The airport is located 8 km west of Valencia itself. This is a relatively small transport hub of local importance. About 6 million passengers pass through it annually. Basically there is nothing to do here. There are few shops, there are no sights, it will not work to find something especially interesting or unusual. But nevertheless tourists say that it’s quite convenient to sleep at this airport. Although in any case it is better to avoid such an option for sleep.

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How to get from the airport to the city center?

The easiest and fastest option is a taxi. The parking lot is located opposite the arrival terminal. As a rule, there are no unpleasant situations with local taxi drivers, but it is better to discuss the destination and cost in advance. You will reach the center for about 20 euros. If the taxi driver agreed to take you, it will cost you the first 5 euros.

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The center is also accessible by metro. The trip will take about 25 minutes to the central Xativa stop along the green and blue branches. The cost will depend on the distance. Valencia is divided into districts. The more areas you pass, the more expensive the trip will be. From the airport to the center you have to cross three districts, and the cost will be about 4 euros.

At the same time, only 1.5 euros to the center can be reached by bus. But it will be the longest journey. Depending on traffic jams and the day of the week, you can spend more than half an hour on the bus. But most importantly, the interval of buses on Saturday is as much as 40 minutes, and on Sunday they do not work at all.

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Quick facts about Valencia

Car rent

from $ 5 per day

Hotel booking

from $ 30 per night

Currency

EUR
Euro

Reference average prices in Valencia

🌭 Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

$ 10,97

🍕 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

$ 38,41

🍺 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

$ 2,19

🚌 One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

$ 1,65

🏠 Apartment rent per month (1 bedroom in City Centre)

$ 657,54

Best time to visit Valencia

Best season to travel: March to October
Prices
Hotel from $30
Temperature
The average temperature during the year ranges from 10°C to 30°C
Precipitation
The average rainfall per year is 475 mm

Weather

If you need to avoid the abundance of tourists, then it is ideal to come to Valencia from March to June. But the sunbathing season begins on the beaches in July.

Valencia Sightseeings

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and much has changed in recent years. It has always been a beautiful city with a well-preserved historical center, but in the last few years it seems to have become more lively, more international and more popular among tourists and expats.

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Central streets

Squares and streets in Spain are often planted with trees so that there is much to escape from the bright summer sun. They are usually surrounded by small side streets and roads to secluded courtyards, and sometimes can even lead to the most unusual places. For example, in the Plaza de la Reina — one of the most beautiful squares of Valencia. The square is located in the heart of the old city. There is no way around it, so the first thing in the city is to go there. Here you can enjoy the magnificent architecture, explore the surroundings and go to the restaurant for a plate of real Spanish paella.

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Valencia Cathedral

Locals believe that it is in Valencia that the Holy Grail is located — the cup from which Jesus drank during his last supper. Although, of course, this is not the only city in which they holyly believe in the secret of the Grail. However, why not give in to this myth for tourists?

For what is considered one of the world's most unique artifacts, head straight to Valencia Cathedral. According to legend, the cup presented in the Cathedral, many centuries ago, was brought here from Rome. Now it is available for viewing to all comers. And everyone can climb to the top of the bell tower and enjoy the magnificent view of the city.

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Central market

This is not only an Art Nouveau building that delights in appearance, but also a visual aid of the everyday life of Valencia. The market itself is divided into parts depending on the range presented. There is a fish department, meat, fruit, etc. You can find quite exotic products that are not often found in other places except in the northern parts of Europe.

Along the perimeter of the building are dozens of traditional shops, bars and cafes. It is nice, interesting and tasty here. And for tourists this is a real combo.

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Beaches of Valencia

There are really many well-maintained beaches in Valencia. Most of the coastline remains untouched by people, without numerous buildings, bars and clubs. You can easily find a place where you can comfortably spread out the bedding, swim and relax in the sun.

Try the most popular La Malvarrosa beach, which starts in the port area and is divided into sections such as Playa las Arenas and Playa Cabanyal, which ultimately stretch to Playa de Patacona. A little further you will find other local beaches such as Playa de Pinedo and Playa el Saler, which also has a golf course.

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Falles Festival

If you manage to get to Valencia during the Falles Festival, consider that you have fully understood the local life. This is perhaps one of the most important events that take place in the city every March.

Huge statues are built for the festival in every district of the city. They are exposed on the streets of the city for a week, and at that time hundreds of fireworks are released all day long. In the evenings, festive processions are organized in the most diverse and fancy costumes. The whole city is in a festive mood during the Falles. Many enterprises are closed for the whole week, because there is simply no point in working at this time.

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City of Arts and Sciences

This is the name of the group of futuristic buildings designed by eminent architects of Valencia. The "City" began growing in 1998 in the old channel of the Turia River. Now there are 6 separate zones. The first time in construction is called L'Hemisferic — externally this building looks like a giant human eye and works as a 3D cinema.

In addition, there is the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science of Prince Philip. In another part of the “city” is the house of L'Umbracle, which perfectly combines bizarre vegetation and sculptures. Also in the area you can visit the impressive water park, the opera house and the large sports arena. All kinds of arts literally crowded here.

What to eat in Valencia

As in any Spanish city, the first thing to do is try paella. Once this dish was cooked on the coals of an orange tree, and snails, rabbit meat and huge local beans were thrown into the cauldron. Today, this version can also be found in some restaurants. But the majority still serves paella with seafood, which is no worse than the traditional one, so try it safely in any institution in Valencia.

In general, one of the main products of Valencia are mussels. They can be found everywhere in large numbers. You will find them both as a separate dish, or as part of a paella or its other variety called Fideua, where pasta is used instead of rice.

If you want sweets, try orange ice cream. In Valencia, anything is made from oranges, but ice cream is obtained, perhaps, best.

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