Tips

  • In Valencia you can go shopping every day of the year since its stores are opened from 10:00 to 20:30.  
  • The tips are included in the prices and bills. However, if the service received was outstanding you can leave a little extra, especially in bars and restaurants. 
  • Most of the Banks are opened Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 14:30. A few branches open on Saturday, however, throughout the city there are plenty of ATMs which are opened 24 hours. 
  • Sometimes the information in the maps do not correspond with the names or places on the Street, for they may be written in Valencian, which is the other official language in the province of Valencia, and the authorities promote this practice. 
  • Valencia is a party loving city. If you came to visit in order to get to know a bit of the life style in this place, we recommend you review a calendar in order to make the visit coincide with one of their celebrations so you can enjoy the ambience generated by the Valencian.

 

 

Tops

  • One of the best ways to know the most representative places in Valencia is to follow an itinerary that takes you through one of the Barrios (neighborhood), especially one that allows you to discover its best corners. 
  • The oldest part of Valencia can be visited on foot so one can enjoy all the monuments and buildings that are icons of the city. 
  • The caves of San José are a natural area a few minutes away from Valencia, with an underground river of smooth waters that can be sailed while enjoying the natural view.
  • The hot weather during summer invites the tourist to visit the valencian beaches bathed by the legendary Mediterranean Sea. 
  • From the 15th to the 19th of March throughout the city the famous Fiesta de Fallas is celebrated. During these days hundreds of fallas (sculptures made of cardboard) are exhibited and on the 19th all will be cremated in the various plazas of the city. 

 

 

 

Text: AMURA ± Photo: QTMARIOLA / JESUS MARINET / Shutterstock

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