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Wildlife in Valencia

Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. Famed for its historic Old Town and its expansive beaches, Valencia also lays claim to arguably one of Spain’s biggest and most innovative urban renewal projects, the Turia park. The Turia River used to flow through the city but devastating floods in 1957 prompted the city […]

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Ten things to do in Valencia

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. While its two bigger sisters steal much of the tourism limelight, Valencia has quietly risen through the ranks and is now a worthy contender. The city has much going for it; a stunning medieval core, a multitude of architectural styles, urban savvy, colourful […]

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Falling in love with Valencia

A guest post by Monique Rubin. Valencia has a laid back, understated charm that catches you unawares. Located on the Mediterranean coast and possessed of beautiful old neighborhoods and modern architecture, it is emerging from the shadow of Madrid and Barcelona and fast becoming the go-to city in Spain. I developed a major crush on […]

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Valencia in five restaurants

One of the aspects that struck me most on my recent trips to Valencia in Spain is the city’s culinary diversity. From simple food stands to lovely seafood restaurants at the beach to Michelin star outfits, Valencia definitely has lots of culinary highlights to offer. Paella and calamari dominate menus everywhere but look closer and […]

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The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.

Plane views: Valencia

Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia is a city of fabulous contrasts: from its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences to its historic medieval centre, and not to mention its beautiful beaches! On a flight back to Amsterdam, I chose a window seat on the left side of the plane […]

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El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

An architectural marvel in Valencia

The City of Arts and Sciences is a string of stunning architectural jewels in the centre of the Spanish city of Valencia. Designed by Santiago Calatrava (one of my favourite architects) and Félix Candela, the City of Arts and Sciences is a modern cultural and entertainment complex built on the old riverbed of the Turia […]

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Behind the scenes of the Valencia Formula One Grand Prix

Before my trip to Valencia to visit the Formula One Grand Prix, my understanding of Formula One racing was limited to fast cars that cost millions, whizzing around a track, and gorgeous girls. Sure, I’d heard of Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso but that was about as many famous Formula One names as […]

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