8 Things I Loved About Valencia

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain.  It is a bustling University town, with a gorgeous Old Town, efficient metro/ bus/ tram system, and beach as well.

It’s almost a walkable city and there is plenty to see on foot, which is perfect for budget travel.

These are the things I loved about Valencia.

1. The Central Market

A beautiful structure with fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.

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2. Valencia Cathedral and Royal Basilica

Some paid entrance required, but I stuck to the free-zones. Don’t forget to look up!

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3. Garden of the Turia

Once a river, but now an amazing walkable/ rideable garden.

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4. Plaza de Toros de Valencia

Just next door to the main Train Station.

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5. Torres de Quart

Make sure you grab one of the best coffees in Valencia just next door at Mayan Coffee.

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6. Yelmo Cinema

Yay! I could go to the cinema, and see a film in English! For EUR5.90 it was a good deal.


7. The Beach

A short train, and then tram ride from the centre.  Not as nice as the beach in Alicante, but can be good for cooling off in Summer.

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8. Public Transport

Clean, efficient, and only EUR1.40 a ride on the metro.  Also I really enjoyed a ride to the beach on the tram.

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