Valencia

City

A city with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Valencians are open-mind and friendly

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Valencia is a medium-sized city located on the Mediterranean Coast and the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona.

You will discover a modern city brimming with culture and history, fabulous beaches and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Valencia is a safe city and easy to move around.

The port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in the whole of Europe.

In regards to the city treasures, the historic city centre with sights of many old civilizations.

Valencia impresses its visitors with a friendly atmosphere and a taste Mediterranean gastronomy.

Valencia is home of modern architecture embodied in impressive area of the City of Arts and Sciences, local traditional delicious paella and greenery of palm trees and orange grooves backgrounding the city.

Why Valencia is the best city to live and study Spanish in Spain

  • Valencia offers a great opportunity to combine a comfortable lifestyle and a culturally/historically rich experience.
  • Moreover, this city offers a great opportunity to take part in many cultural, artistic and events year-round.
  • Stunning weather significantly compliments the outdoor activities in Valencia.
  • The centre of Valencia is known for its marvellous architecture, many significant statues and important city buildings.
  • In regards to social life, Valencia is a perfect place to experience traditional, local and international cuisine in bars and restaurants.
  • The nightlife is rich too in terms of disco bars and all types of nightclubs.
  • Valencians positively interact with the tourists and the city visitors and gladly show them around when needed.
  • Valencia offers an opportunity to live in a city that includes all the interesting and enriching experiences one could wish for. All the age generations find places and sights that suit their taste.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Valencia

  • Basilica of Virgen de Los Desamparados.
  • Bioparc of Valencia.
  • Central Market of Valencia.
  • Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir.
  • Dehesa del Saler beach.
  • El Miguelete Tower.
  • González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts
  • Institute of Modern Art of Valencia IVAM.
  • La Malvarrosa beach.
  • Manises Square.
  • Marina Beach Club Marina.
  • Natural Park in Albufera.
  • The neighbourhood of Carmen.
  • North Station.
  • Oceanographic.
  • Old Turia Riverbed.
  • Palau de la Música.
  • Plaza de la Reina.
  • Port of Valencia.
  • Regional Government Palace.
  • Round Square.
  • Santa Catalina Church.
  • Serranos Towers.
  • The City of Arts and Sciences.
  • Tower of Quart.
  • Valencia Cathedral.
  • Valencia Town Hall Square.

Most important events and festivals in Valencia

  • The Three Kings Parade on 5th January.
  • Saint Vicente the Martyr in January.
  • Moors & Christians Festival in Ontinyent in February.
  • The Carnival in February.
  • Las Fallas 12-19 of March.
  • Easter Week in March-April.
  • Feast Day of Saint Vicente Ferrer in March-April.
  • Our Lady of the Forsaken in May.
  • July Fair.
  • La Tomatina in August.
  • Festival of the arts in June.
  • Valencia beach festival in May.
  • FIB Benicassim International Festival in July.
  • Arenal Sound Festival Valencia, in August.

Location

CityValencia
CountrySpain
Population (hab)791,413
Latitude39.470200
Longitude-0.376805
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)21

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Espanole International House Valencia

Espanole International House Valencia

IH Valencia aAccredited "Green School" committed to protecting the environment and located at the historic renovated Palacio Los Fernández de Córdova

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