Valencia is a beautiful city that I really enjoy visiting when I am in Spain, it has that typical flair that you have in Spain that you cannot replicate anywhere else in the world. I took this opportunity and a bit of time to write more about a place that has become very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the great things to do in Valencia, Spain.
The weather in Valencia Spain is typically Spanish with very hot weather in the summer months, which ranges from 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. Personally this is a little hot for me, so I prefer visit in the spring months when the weather is a little bit milder but still quite warm.
As Valencia is part of Catalonia, the official languages are Catalan and Spanish. Thankfully if you speak Spanish it is very useful as the people are not so sensitive to being spoken to in Catalan when compared to Barcelona, where people may be offended if they are addressed in standard Spanish. This is very useful for those looking to brush up on their Spanish without getting a nasty surprise.
How to get there
One thing that is great about Valencia is its good location in Europe, making it easily accessible from almost any part. From London, for example, it is only a two and a half hour flight. So this is ideal for either people living in Europe or people outside of Europe making many smaller trips within Europe. The train is also a great way to get to Valencia, with the city located only a few hours away from Barcelona, which makes it very convenient to reach.
Things to do
La Tomatina takes place in the nearby town of Bunyol and this iconic festival has become world famous as the craziest food fight in the world. Proceedings start with people trying to climb a long lamp post that has a hock of ham on top of it, then trucks come filled with tomatoes that you can throw at others. By the end, the streets are filled with crushed tomatoes up to your knees. This is an amazing experience that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the world and if you are in Spain during this time you absolutely need to experience this. Don’t forget to pack some good goggles though, because tomato juice may taste good, but it doesn’t feel good in your eyes!
Visit the beach
One of my favourite things to to do in Valencia is definitely to take advantage of the seaside. There are several beaches in the city itself and three major beaches outside of Valencia. The Playa de Malvarrosa and Playa e Levante o de la arenas the most popular beaches in the city. The waters are great here and are the perfect place to hang out in the summer heat.