Opera for all in València

A night at the opera is one of those experiences that everybody should try at least once in their lives. Feel the passion of the singers, the quality of the musicians, the beauty of the set design… When you add a spectacular venue like the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in València, you’re in for a very special treat… yet something that anybody can afford!

València’s opera house is truly stunning. Welcoming visitors into the City of Arts and Sciences, the huge structure of the Palau de les Arts, designed by Santiago Calatrava, resembles something between a bird’s skull and a helmet out of Star Wars, depending on the imagination of the viewer. Its surface covered with trencadís, the typical Valencian tile mosaic, shines in the Mediterranean sun.

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Saturday 16 September 2017

The perfect summer day in Valencia

Summer in Valencia can be sometimes hot but the high temperatures do not stop Valencianos from enjoying their city – and neither should you! If you are looking to have a perfect summer day in Valencia, just follow our suggestions...

Start you day with a laid-back breakfast at Mercado Central, one of the largest and oldest running food markets in Europe. It opens at 7am every morning (except Sunday) so it should be in full swing by the time you get there. With more than 1,200 stalls selling all kinds of produce there is plenty of choice – plus, the lively cafes surrounding the market will give you an insight into the locals’ life.

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Friday 25 August 2017

Watersports in Valencia

For most people, beaches are just places to relax with a good book, enjoy the sun and cool down with a dip in the sea, and in Valencia you can certainly do that on Las Arenas, Malvarrosa and Patacona beaches. But if fly and flop is not your thing, there are plenty of watersports and other activities on offer for days of fun in the Mediterranean sea this summer.

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Friday 11 August 2017

Summer nights by the seaside

Summer nights in Valencia are not for sleeping. As the sun goes down and the temperatures drop slightly, it is the best time of day to enjoy life al fresco. A drink with friends on a terrace, a seaside club to dance the night away, a movie in the gardens, a gentle walk by the sea… with so many options on offer in Valencia, you will never want to go to bed!

During the summer months, daytime temperatures in Valencia may soar well into the 30s. That’s why the streets are empty as most locals hide away in air-conditioned rooms (at home or in shops and restaurants) or head to the city’s beaches and swimming pools to cool down. Come the evening and everything changes: then everybody is out, drinking, walking, chatting… Valencia truly comes to life in the summer nights.

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Friday 04 August 2017

Keep the kids entertained this summer in Valencia

Mum/Dad, I’m bored… When schools break and the kids are back home for the summer, those become the most dreaded words by any parent. It’s time to go away for a few days. Somewhere warm and sunny, but also culturally stimulating, where children will find plenty to keep them entertained and everybody can have a great time. Valencia has the answer to all that.

A great destination for family holidays all year round, Valencia truly excels in the summer months, when a day on the beach can be combined with local fiestas and special activities and events at main attractions. Summer is also the perfect time to enjoy a traditional paella by the sea, or a refreshing glass of horchata on a terrace, while you plan what to do next…

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Friday 28 July 2017

A summer of open air concerts

Rock by the sea, jazz in the gardens, classical music by the lakeside…all can be enjoyed in the warm Valencian summer nights. As the temperatures soar during the day, the evenings are the perfect time to meet up with friends and enjoy some of the best local, national and international music in Valencia’s full programme of open air concerts.

Valencians love life “al fresco” – the city’s warm Mediterranean climate is perfect for relaxed drinks or a meal on a terrace, long walks by the sea or along the Turia Gardens, and, of course, outdoor entertainment like public cinema projections and live music. The summer months are packed with options to suit all ages and musical preferences.

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Friday 14 July 2017