Valencia: More than Sun, Sea and Beach

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Valencia is one of Spain’s most popular cities, and for a good reason. As well as being able to take advantage of the excellent climate on the beautiful beaches, you’ll quickly discover just how much Valencia has to offer, including fantastic Valencia festivals. If you are going to live in this city, there is plenty to do every day. From visiting the lively city centre, viewing the architectural highlights, and taking a walk in the city park. And in addition, there are many festivals and events throughout the year that make Valencia all the more special.

Valencia Festivals

Valencia has many festivals that take place every year. The most famous festival in Valencia is Las Fallas. This traditional festival starts on the last Sunday of February and lasts for three weeks. The street festival is based on the lanterns that craftsmen used to use to work during the dark winter months. Then, once it got lighter in the spring, the wooden planks of the lanterns were burned as they were no longer needed. At Las Fallas, these are replaced by homemade dolls and statues up to tens of meters high, which you encounter in Valencia at many intersections. In fact, you can find more than 600 throughout the city.

You’ll be awoken at 8 am by a brass band or by impressive fireworks. There is also a ‘mascleta’ on the Plaza Ayuntamiento every day at 2 pm, which is a must-experience. During the last few days, beautiful decorative fireworks are displayed in the Turia at night. During this festival, Valencia truly comes to life, with many thousands of people travelling to Valencia to experience the festivities.

Discover more about Las Fallas here.

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Other famous Valencia festivals are the “Feria de Julio” in July and the “Feria de Andalucia” in May, as well as several big sports events during the year.

Districts of Valencia

Valencia is not only divided into the coast, the city and the inland area. Valencia city also consists of nineteen different districts, each of which is notable for its different features and attractions. For example, in El Pla del Real, you will find many large and important buildings, such as the football stadium and the royal gardens. And in the district of Poblats Maritims, the fishing district is the focal point.

When buying a house in Valencia, it is important to research what can be found in the different districts and base your decision on what you feel is essential to have nearby. Dream Properties Valencia is located in the city centre and can tell you a lot about the different districts.

Transport in Valencia

There is excellent infrastructure in Valencia, meaning there are many options to get around. You can travel by bus, metro, train, car or bicycle. During the day, there are also scooters, bicycles and cars for rent. Looking to enjoy the vibrant nightlife in Valencia? You can travel with the night network buses or take a taxi! What’s more, the rates here are much lower than you are likely used to in your home country.

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Do you want to know more about Valencia festivals, districts or transport? Feel free to contact us!

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