About Valencia

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).

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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!

DistrictNeighbourhoods
1. Ciutat VellaLa Seu
El Carme
El Pilar
El Mercat
Sant Francesc
2. L’EixampleRuzafa
El Pla del Remei
Gran Via
3. ExtramursEl Botànic
La Roqueta
La PetxinaArrancapins
4. CampanarCampanar
Les Tendetes
El Calvari
Sant Pau
5. La SaïdaMarxalenes
Morvedre
Trinitat
Tormos
Sant Antoni
6. El Pla del RealExposició
Mestalla
Jaume Roig
Ciutat Universitària
7. L’ OliveretaNou Moles
Soternes
Tres Forques
La Fuensanta
La Llum
8. PatraixPatraix
Sant Isidre
Vara de Quart
Safranar
Favara
9. JesúsLa Raiosa
L’Hort de Senabre
La Creu Coberta
San Marcelino
Camí Real
10. Quatro CarreresMonteolivete
En Corts
Malilla
Fuente de San Luis
Na Rovella
La Punta
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
11. Poblats MarítimsEl Grao
Cabañal-Cañamelar
Malvarossa
Beteró
Nazaret
12. Camins al GrauAyora
Albors
La Creu del Grau
Camí Fondo
Penya-Roja
13. AlgirósL’llla Perduda
Ciutat Jardí
L’Amistat
La Bega Baixa
La Carrasca
14. BenimacletBenimaclet
Camí de Vera
15. RascanyaEls Orriols
Torrefiel
Sant Llorenç
16. BenicalapBenicalap
Ciutat Fallera
17. Pobles del NordBenifaraig
Pueblo Nuevo
Carpesa
Casas de Barcena
Mahuella
Masarrochos
Borbotó
18. Pobles de l’OestBenimámet
Beniferri
19. Pobles del SudHorno de Alcedo
Castellar-Oliveral
Pinedo
El Saler
El Palmar
El Perellonet
La Torre
Faitanar

Below you will find a map with the districts in each district.

Source: Wikipedia

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.