In preparation for your city trip or holiday to Valencia, I would like to share some ins and outs about this lovely city. Are you looking for suggestions? Take a look at the categories To do, Eat & Drink and Sleep or the pages with practical information.
Valencia: a city, province and autonomous region
Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain. Only Madrid and Barcelona are bigger. It is the capital of the province with the same name and of the autonomous region called “Comunidad Valenciana” in Spanish. This autonomous region also includes Castellón and Alicante.
Over 800,000 inhabitants live in the city of Valencia and the languages that are spoken there are Castilian (“normal” Spanish) and Valencian (a dialect/variant of Catalan).
On average, the Valencia region has about 300 days of sunshine a year. That in combination with the three large sand beaches (La Malvarrosa, Las Arenas and Patacona) makes it wonderful to stay in Valencia, also in winter! Because of the Mediterranean climate, temperatures in the winter are between 8 and 18 degrees. In summer the average temperature is 20-30 degrees, but temperatures even higher are no longer an exception. Read more about the weather in Valencia.
A city full of surprises
The combination of the historic centre, the modern buildings of arts and sciences (City of Arts and Sciences, or in Spanish: “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias”), the Turia park (the drained river) and the beach makes Valencia really my favourite city. The city is full of surprises!
Neighbourhoods in Valencia
The city of Valencia is divided into 19 districts, with many different neighbourhoods. These are still sometimes mixed up, so I made a list for you. I have also already written a post about which neighbourhoods of Valencia we prefer to stay in.
Wondering what can be found or done in a certain neighbourhood? In case I have content for it, you can click on the links in the table below the image or use the search engine to search for the name of the neighbourhood!
|1. Ciutat Vella||La Seu|
El Pla del Remei
|3. Extramurs||El Botànic|
|5. La Saïda||Marxalenes|
|6. El Pla del Real||Exposició|
|7. L’ Olivereta||Nou Moles|
Vara de Quart
|9. Jesús||La Raiosa|
L’Hort de Senabre
La Creu Coberta
|10. Quatro Carreres||Monteolivete|
Fuente de San Luis
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
|11. Poblats Marítims||El Grao|
|12. Camins al Grau||Ayora|
La Creu del Grau
|13. Algirós||L’llla Perduda|
La Bega Baixa
Camí de Vera
|15. Rascanya||Els Orriols|
|17. Pobles del Nord||Benifaraig|
Casas de Barcena
|18. Pobles de l’Oest||Benimámet|
|19. Pobles del Sud||Horno de Alcedo|
Below you will find a map with the districts in each district.
Do you feel like exploring the city for yourself? On this website, you will find much more practical information, but also nice suggestions about where you can sleep, what you can eat, and what you can do in and around the city. Do you have any other questions? Then, of course, you can always send me an email.