Last week I was in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain and the birthplace of wonders and failures, paella and sangria. It was a journey that took a long time waiting, not only visit the city but also by the desire I had to reconnect with my friends from Tourism, and did not disappoint me anything. I made many photos this trip, which you can see by clicking here.
In total four days we were in Valencia, and even though we missed some things to see and do, I think the advantage quite well and we got to capture that special essence Valencia: Mediterranean, Young and full of contrasts.
I was especially surprised at the university area, huge and full of erasmus, prepared to meet the expectations of any college student. The powers were huge (nothing to do with the beloved Earth House Segovia where we study), connected by rail bike rides, and surrounded by many bars, Restaurants, Reprographics… We will, if you're torn between Valencia to study in another city or, vete Primerica to see this area because te ayuda sure to deciding.
The first day we went straight to the Malvarrosa beach, one of the most wide and long beaches that have been, and certainly the most hot sand had (go prepared for or want a wooden aisle or you will hurt your feet). That day the water was very calm and it was like stepping into a pool, but two days later the waves had nothing to envy from the Atlantic beaches. Along the promenade there are several restaurants of all kinds: Pans and Company from a typical Valencian up sites. We opted for the usual and enjoyed a Valencian paella (8€ el plato) and sangria at a restaurant in Green woods and brown do not remember his name.
In the afternoon we took a walk to the center and spent by Mestalla (Manolo bar and kick drum), the Cathedral, the Town hall, building Post, the Train Station and Plaza de Toros, entered a store (Valencia seems paradise EL Corte Ingles, They are everywhere) and ended up at Starbucks. We dined in the Universities, in an oriental buffet called Xiao II, where for about 7 € ate sushi until. On weekends many of these buffets offer open bar included in price, which I thought was a better idea than successful.
The next day was spent entirely on City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the always great Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. We bought the combination ticket that includes HEMISFERIC, the Science Museum and the Oceanographic (31,60Normal € 24 € reduced for children, retirees, Youth and college), You can see more rates clicking here. The Museums Science is completely interactive and also has temporary exhibitions, as a Marvel superhero in which you could measure with Professor X or make pictures with Iron Man. The Hemisferic consists of a large sphere (IMAX) on which documentary films, giving you an incredible feeling. And the Oceanographic… the Oceanographic is a site that everyone should visit someday, and worth traveling to Valencia just to see.
Each building has its own restaurant, but if you want something more dime, just across the bridge there is a strip mall called Aqua with several dining options. We walked into an Italian buffet called La Piazza (7,5€ per person) we loved, especially their salads.
On our third day we went to the beach, visited the Port, famous for the America's Cup and the Formula 1, and went underground to Alboraia, Famous people for horchata and groundnuts. Right in front of the subway exit is the Daniel Horchateria, where we tried the horchata mixed (neither liquid nor hail) with some buds that taste like cake roulade of kings named fartons. And that night we went to the party Carmen area, and to try the famous Agua de Valencia, which incidentally, We did not like the waiter over and conned us (the bar was called Legendary, so you go count it more carefully than we). Certainly, at night the streets are full of huge cockroaches, up in the center. Do not know if it's always like that or is that we caught a plague, but they should fix it because it's pretty gross.
And the last day, Sunday, we dedicate entirely to the World Cup final (champions, champions…!!). I left some things to do, as the IVAM Museum of Contemporary Art, Torres de Quart and Serrano, the Market or Central Market, but as I plan to return the reserve me for my next visit.
Last, I close this post by thanking Mary for welcoming me into your home and be so good guide, and my friends and colleagues in this very fun trip for all the laughs that we lay. We must begin to plan the next!