Tag: Valencia

Craft Beer in Valencia

Updated January 2018 You will have no problem finding beer in Spain. It is available in every restaurant, cafe, and coffee house. It is a staple beverage for Spaniards, with 50 percent of the population drinking beer compared to only 20 percent consuming wine. However, most places serve […]

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Valencia by the Sea

When you are surrounded by history in the Ciutat Vella (old city), it’s easy to forget that Valencia is a city on the sea. Valencia has a spectacular marina and 19 km of beaches that are reachable by public transportation. The urban beaches of Las Arenas, El Cabanyal […]

A Shopping Day in Valencia

Note: this post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy on 2017/11/29  It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Valencia has incredible shopping. After all it is the third largest city in Spain, and Spanish women love their fashion. There are shops here […]

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Parrots in the Park

You never know what you are going to see during a walk in the park. On an afternoon walk through the Jardines de Real, a favorite city park of Valencia, we followed the chatter of birds to a cluster of trees draped with parrot nests.   Monk parakeets, […]

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The Best Paella in Valencia?

When in Valencia, you must eat paella. If you are able to eat that paella at a restaurant on the beach, it would be even better. The national dish of Spain, paella originated in the Valencia region and it is everywhere here. We went in search of the best paella in Valencia.