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A city often overlooked for Spain’s big two, Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is an absolute gem that simply shouldn’t be ignored.
Combining science fiction contemporary architecture with idyllic old town charm, traditional Spanish cuisine with a cutting edge food scene, and a magnificent ribbon of green cutting its way through the heart of the city to its wide, expansive beach, the city has a huge amount to explore.
Buzzing with energy, thanks to its residents who just seem to have a burning passion for living, Valencia allows you to discover the thriving cultural and nightlife scenes one day, then relax on the beach the next.
One of the great things about Valencia is that the weather is pretty stunning all year. Of course, winter tends to be a little cooler and the summer heat can often become slightly overwhelming.
Visiting in April, May, September and October is probably the ideal, when you get cool sea breezes and clear blue skies.
And if you want to see Valencia in true party mood, plan your trip around Las Fallas in mid-March. All-night fiestas, fireworks and music is guaranteed.