City Guide Valencia, Spain

Visiting Valencia

Basking in over 300 days of glorious sunshine every year, Valencia is a city that boasts more than just one of Europe's most enviable climates. This city on Spain's Costa del Azahar has one of the country's best preserved city centers, Europe's largest urban complex and is only minutes from the beach. As it is the third largest city in Spain it is also a city that seldom sleeps, with a heap of bars and restaurants located in the vibrant 'Barrio del Carmen' district.

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Valencia City Reviews

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    Old town is sooo nice! Mainly because of its great and varied arquitecture. I stayed a week and a few days but i think with 4 you have enough time to see and experience everything!

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    Valencia was perfect

    Valencia totally surpassed all my expectations. It was clean, and very vibrant during the day and at night. Very friendly people. The beaches are outstanding, so make sure you get there. We saw the City of Arts and Sciences during the day and at night and both times, the structures make you feel like you are on a different planet. Food and drink was great, and affordable. Breakfast/lunch at the market is a must.

    Insider Tip:Check to see if there is a party going on at the Botanical Gardens at the City of Arts and Sciences during the late evening. Crazy cool experience! Also, if you're athletically inclined, make sure you play some pick up soccer with people from all countries on the beach around 6-8pm when the sand cools off.

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    Nice City

    The city is very pleasant and not too expensive . Got nice things to look at the city of arts and sciences is awesome and the beach is great and they speak better English than in Barcelona

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    Touristy but worth visiting for 2 to 3 days as long as you've been to other places in Spain

    Great food, great culture, nice beaches and overall fun as long as you've been to other small towns and metro cities in Spain. Lots of tourism, but a positive experience!

    Insider Tip:Obviously you must go out to eat and experience the famous Paella!!

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    warm city no matter the weather or the people

    ppl here is so nice, the expenditure is also not so high. you can enjoy the old style and new style in the same time. The typically drinking here is so amazing! Aqul d valencia! please try it.

    Insider Tip:please join the walking tour and tapas tour, that makes you easier to understand this city and enjoy to meet ppl here

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The north-eastern Spanish city is among one of Europe's favourite destinations for short breaks and a popular spot with inter-railers going to Spain. It is also home to some of the world's most fascinating architecture thanks to the works of Antoni Gaudi.

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