CITY BEACH – Playa de la Malvarrosa
First thing you have to do if you visit Valencia in summer season – take a refreshing swim in the Mediterrean. Seriously, don’t skip it, even if water feels cold at first! The central beach in Valencia is very wide, white sanded and has a lot of bars and restaurant options. It actually reminded me of the broad, smooth beach landscape I saw in Los Angeles. I guess wind is common all across Spain, not only Barcelona, so be prepared and pack some light beachwear. I was very happy to throw on this playsuit from Sheinside after the swim.
RELAXING STROLL & COCKTAILS IN OLD TOWN
After a long, heated day there is nothing more satisfying than a glass of chilled, sparkling cocktail. We enjoyed ours in a nice bar which was situated in one of the many beautiful squares in old town. Go for a relaxing stroll, appreciate the small, historical streets and end your day in the right way. There are plenty of nice bars in Ciutat Vella, you just have to pick one that suits your style!
- EAT BREAKFEST AT LE PETIT BRIOCHE
It always happens to me that I find myself unwittingly comparing different cities to Paris. And once again, I can’t hide the fact that this romantic street corner instantly reminded me of my morning walks in Paris. Not only this brunch place and bakery has a vibrant atmosphere, it serves amazingly delicious scrambled eggs, freshly made croissants and creamy cappuccino. Not to mention croissants, crepes and quiches.Worth visiting!
BIKE TOUR IN JARDIEN TULIERS
My favorite place and the biggest surprise in Valencia was this amazing park, which is crossed by 18!! bridges and holds every attraction you can imagine, from this eco-friendly zoo to fountains, sport facilities and cafes. It is a unique park for a million more reasons. To mention some – it was build in the former riverbed of the Turia – river which was diverted to prevent regular flooding of the city. Secondly, Valencia’s main attraction – City of Arts and Sciences is located in the end of the 9 km long garden. You can read more info about the gardens here.
5.VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET
Mercado Central is a traditional Spanish local market with a huge variety of meats, fruits, vegetables and fish. What’s special here is the catering corner, in which you can sit down and enjoy freshly made tapas, main courses and desserts. The menu was really interesting, with an emphasis on meat and fish dishes, including rabbit meat and ribs, which we tried and were excellent. Ending with a glass of wine and Cortado, of course! Worth every minute we had to queue.
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