Valencia: World capital of Oranges

Valencia is known as the world capital of oranges and is a bustling city that hardly ever sleeps.

I'm so excited to share my experience of Valencia with you! It is such a beautiful city that we discovered even before we started living in Spain. There are a lot of hotspots and plenty of things to see and do, and the best part is that everything is easily accessible for everyone. Even if you're not a big walker, staying in the city means you can reach almost everything within walking distance.

Valencia has something for everyone, whether you like nature, nightlife, beach, culture, or food. In the east, you will find Malvarossa beach, which is a great spot to chill out, and you can reach there by bike, subway, or bus. You can also enjoy the beautiful promenade or take a dip in the sea almost year-round.

If you're a nature lover like me, then you must visit Jardin del Turia, or Turia Gardens. It used to be an old river that was transformed into a beautiful park with numerous things to do. Every Saturday, you can even join a dance class for about 5 euros!

Valencia is a hub of culture, and you will find it everywhere in the city. Placa de la Virgin is a good place to get a drink and wind down for a moment, while Mercado Central, or the Central Market, is a must-visit place with a lot of small shops selling local produce. It may be a bit more expensive, but it's a great place to do some shopping anyway. If you're looking for a more modern take on the city, you can visit the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias or even the Oceanografic.

Valencia's nightlife is also very active, especially in El Carmen and Rusaffa, which have some great bars and discos. So, if you're a party animal, you're going to love it here!

And of course, let's not forget the delicious food! Valencia has numerous places to visit, and I would recommend getting some tapas at a busy place, or paella. Make sure to get the Paella Valenciana, which is the local specialty. You can also try some fartons with horchata and churros with chocolate at Orxateria Santa Catalina.

I hope you found this information helpful and that it will inspire you to visit Valencia and experience all that it has to offer. Trust me, there is a lot to fill your itinerary with in Valencia for a couple of weeks.

Hasta Luego!

Jasper van Rijbroek

Jasper van Rijbroek

I'm a PHP and NodeJS developer who was born in Amsterdam, NL but now lives in beautiful Valencia, Spain. I work remotely full-time and enjoy blogging about everything related to this wonderful country. Let me know if you have any questions about Spain - I'd be more than happy to help!

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