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Valencia’s gems: explore the city’s gorgeous ceramics

Ever wondered through the streets of Valencia and thought: “where do all these beautiful ceramics come from?” I know I have. Well, fun fact: our beloved city is not only the city of oranges and great paella …
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Bioparc Valencia: a unique zoo park

If someone told you they saw a monkey in the old riverbed of Valencia, would you believe them? The fact of the matter is: it’s absolutely possible. Told you, Valencia is a box full of surprises. Wanna open it with me?
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A guide on national and regional holidays in Valencia - viva la vida!

Whether you’ve planned a short-term stay in Valencia or want to become a fully integrated citizen, it’s good to know a thing or two about the national and regional holidays. Not just for practical reasons but also to get a taste of the culture. As you might have guessed, Valencianos sure know how to make the best of their public holidays. Viva la vida!
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A guide to flea markets in Valencia

Take a morning stroll around the city and its outskirts, and you’ll be sure to find a bunch of Valencianos looking for hidden gems on the streets. There are so many different kinds of street markets in Valencia, so today we’re gonna focus on rastros (also known as flea markets). If you wanna know when and where they take place, this guide is for you!
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Jardí Botànic – Botanical Garden in Valencia: more than just a garden.

We totally dig botanical gardens (not in the literal sense of the word) and oh, lucky us… Valencia has a gorgeous one. When you visit Jardí Botànic, you might see two girls hugging a tree, I wonder why ...
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Spanish mealtimes: when to eat in Valencia – say hello to your new lifestyle

Ever heard a Spaniard say: “España no es Europa”? Literally translated it means: “Spain isn’t Europe.” You might be thinking: “Wait, what? Did I lose all of my topographical skills?” The answer is no, not at all! Spain is definitely part of Europe – however, Spanish people have a very different lifestyle compared to other Europeans. It all starts with the food culture, you’re gonna want to know a thing or two about the typical mealtimes, so today I’ll tell you exactly when to eat in Valencia.
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Parque Central: from an old railway station to a gorgeous urban park in Valencia

Did you know that valencia has its own famous Central Park? The Valencianos had to wait for 30 years to see this old railway station turn into a unique, gorgeous urban park. But after years of hard work, it was finally there: Parque Central. And boy, was it worth the wait.
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Take a nature break in the Turia park: the largest urban park in Spain.

What is something you love most about Valencia? I’ve asked almost everyone I’ve met here and they usually gave the same answer: “the fact that there’s a beach, vibrant city life, and a huge park.” I couldn’t agree more! I hear you thinking, though: “aren’t there plenty of parks?” Yes, but the mother of all parks is called Turia. With its 9 kilometers, it’s the largest urban park in Spain. There’s a lot to discover about this old riverbed, so stick with me!