Your Guide to Valencia

Spain, Valencia Guide (B): Your Guide to Valencia

Hello and happy Tuesday! Welcome to part one of my coverage of Valencia, Spain. Today, I’m exploring some of the key sights in the city as well as detailing the delicious foods. Tomorrow, I’ll be exploring Valencia on two wheels – don’t miss it!

Throughout the first two months of the year, it seemed that everywhere I looked I was bombarded with information about Valencia. From newspaper articles to blog posts, it seemed like everyone but me was in Valencia. As I dutifully read each and every piece I became further intrigued by this Mediterranean city. At just over 350km from Madrid, it seemed like a completely reasonable overnight trip.

When a friend decided to come to Madrid for a visit, I floated the idea past her and after a bit of research she was on board. My Valencian adventure dream was set to come true!

After a raucous night out in Madrid that involved a few buckets of San Miguel, we were up far too early and on our way to Atocha station to board the train to Valencia. For over SIX HOURS the train twisted, turned and chugged its way to the coast; we’d made the decision to book the cheap train on the way there, so our train stopped at every. single. small. town. along. the way. (Note: There are direct, fast AVE trains from Madrid to Valencia, which take approx. 1.5 hours. We chose this option on the way back and it was magical!) ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Your Guide to Valencia
Guide Location: Spain » Valencia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Plaça de la Mare de Déu   Basilica of the Virgin   Turia fountain   Central Market   Llotja de la Seda   Torres de Serranos   The City of Arts and Sciences   La Playa  
Author: Kate Slean
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