Valencia – Western Coast of Spain
Valencia is one of Spain’s greatest cities with plenty of great culture and weather on offer during the day and many festivities and bars to enjoy when the sun finally goes down. The nearby coast provides a huge port where both north or south ends will offer plenty of golden beaches and warm waters brushing in from the Mediterranean. The main attraction of the city is not the beach it’s the city centre itself, it is there where you will find plenty of culture and sights to immerse yourself in Spanish culture.
Your transfer from Valencia Airport won’t be too long as it lays close to the heart of the city which is where most of the tourism revolves around. There are plenty of ways to make your journey from the airport to your accommodation including a taxi which will take about 20-30 minutes, a bus which will take about 30-40 minutes, or take the subway which will last a whopping 10 minutes. It may be cheaper to organise a taxi or bus when you book your holidays, but when it comes to saving time the subway is the best option which leaves directly from the airport and goes straight into Valencia’s city centre.
There are plenty of places that offer accommodation and many providing well for those who are looking for a budget holiday. There are of course many modern and expensive places to stay, including hotels, but all places available will offer the expected services and facilities that any holidaymaker would require.
Valencia – Fun & Activities
The most attractive event that occurs in Valencia and most tourists travel to see is the Fallas Festival which is where many great piles of flammable materials are constructed and lit for the enjoyment of the on looking crowd. Each year there are many built up and made in the shape of other objects, each year is different.
The City of Arts and Science can be found beside the river Turia and within the fantastic modern structure you will find a planetarium, science museum, aquarium and an IMAX cinema. It is soon also going to include an arts museum also. The Seu is a glorious cathedral which has the signs of three distinct architectural periods. The recently refurbished Llotja is the site of history of the local silk trade and is also a UNESCO landmark.
Football fans will be more than happy to buy a ticket to a Valencia home game at the fearsome Estadio Mestalla which is a whopping 55,000 seater stadium. If you time your trip right you might get the likes of other Spanish giants visiting like Barcelona and Real Madrid.
You will also delight in the fact that Valencia’s location puts it in close proximity of Barcelona, via train, where you can go and enjoy another great Spanish atmosphere. Located along the coast you can also make the swift journey down to Alicante and Benidorm.
You will find plenty of shops in this bustling city where you expect to find high market department stores, clothes shops, jewellers and of course great souvenir shops selling leather goods and the likes. Sunday mornings are host to markets and there you might come across some unique purchases that could be a great memento of your holiday.
Valencia – Food & Nightlife
With the city of Valencia being so huge you will enjoy a very wide selection of restaurants to take your pick from when deciding where and what to eat. You can expect to find various international cuisines in the various Indian, Chinese, British, American and Italian restaurants. There are also plenty of seafood restaurants around the city centre which offer many local dishes too.
There is a very lively nightlife to be enjoyed in Valencia where there are plenty of late bars playing music and many clubs too that offer to keep you up well into the next morning. Places like Barrio del Carmen and Plaza del Cedro are very popular destinations offering all that anyone would want for a night out.
Valencia – Weather Info
Valencia enjoys some fantastic weather during summer and based near the coast the sun can be enjoyed on very clean and pleasant beaches. The peak summer month falls between July and August where temperatures will go as high as 28°C rarely ever falling below 20°C, with clear blue skies you can expect there to be little if any rain at all. Winter will see milder temperatures, around 15°C, and that will last till around late February when temperatures will climb back up. The most of the rain will occur during October and December but still the warm climate won’t make things too cold.