Discovering Valencia


City of Arts & Sciences, Valencia

I leave for Valencia today, one of my favourite cities in Spain, for a week of leisurely walks through its markets, parks and Art Nouveau neighbourhoods; visits to some of the city’s excellent museums and the stunning City of Arts and Sciences; some beach time; and undoubtedly a good deal of delicious local cuisine and wines – I suspect that paella will be a prominent feature and I’m hoping to revisit some of my favourite restaurants in Valencia.

I visited Valencia twice in 2009 to cover the Valencia Formula One Grand Prix, the SHA Wellness clinic as well as some of the nearby medieval towns like Morella. This time around, I’ll be exploring the city’s numerous attractions such as the Old Town, the City of Arts & Sciences (including the Oceanographic, Europe’s largest aquarium), the Central Market, and the Bioparc to get the lowdown of what makes Valencia a perennial favourite city/beach getaway amongst many Europeans. I’m really excited because I didn’t get to see a lot of Valencia on my previous trips though what I did get to see certainly impressed me. Moreover, the city’s vibe is infectious and I promised myself I’d return one day.

An aerial view of Valencia

That day has come and I can’t wait to immerse myself in Valencia’s historic, cultural and gastronomic heritage… and spend some lazy afternoons on the city’s white, sandy beaches. This is going to be an awesome trip! Follow me via Twitter (I’ll be using the hashtag #VEinValencia) and/or facebook as I explore this fabulous city.

A big thank you goes to the City of Valencia tourism board, Vueling airlines, Barceló Valencia hotel and the Caro Hotel for your generous hospitality.

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4 Responses to “Discovering Valencia”

  1. velvet 14/08/2012 9:57 pm

    Cool initiative Sandra! All the best!


  2. Sandra 14/08/2012 7:18 pm

    Hi, I’m Sandra from Valencia.

    A group of friends have begun an experience, which is to share our homes, our city and shared activities to do in Valencia, is directed to people who travel alone or without children.

    We want to be known by as many people as possible, both in Spain and worldwide.

    The name of the website is Our City Just For You

    What do you think the initiative? Could you help me?


  3. Luxury Accommodations Blog 01/05/2012 10:43 am

    Can’t wait to see more about this amazing city!


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