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Things to do, places to see in and around Valencia, Spain

A great toy miniature toy soldier museum in Valencia. Watch the video of our tour in the one of the quirkiest museum in Valencia. This year is no doubt the longest summer holidays ever!!! And I thought 12 weeks of summer break was bad, six months without school and anything…

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It was 2 years ago when we discovered the charming medieval town of Peñiscola. I must admit that it’s one of my favourite towns in the Valencian Community. As well as having a vast amount of history, it also offers pristine blue beaches and an ancient castle. Here you will…

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Believe it or not, Valencia offers a lot more than glorious sunshine and amazing beaches. Similar to its sister cities of Madrid and Barcelona, art and culture are firmly ingrained in Valencia’s history.From the Muslim fortress of Almudín, the Fallas museum, to the impressive Gothic architecture of The Silk Exchange,…

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Oh, Spain! Land of the beautiful pueblos (villages) where time stands still. Valencia, on the east coast of Spain, is home to hundreds of ancient villages rich in history and dating back to the Moorish and Medieval eras. From foreboding fortresses through to ancient cobbled streets. New York travel company…

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Denia is about an hour and a half south of Valencia situated in the province of Alicante. It’s a historic, cosmopolitan and cultural city that has remained free of mass tourism and has grown organically preserving all its authenticity.

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I would say that Altea is probably one of my favourite towns in Alicante. Only an hour and a half drive south of Valencia it’s a town with a lot of character and relaxed surroundings, quite surprising as it’s only a 15-minute drive away from the vibrant atmosphere of Benidorm.…

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In the past decade, many cat cafés have opened all over the world and as a cat lover myself, I am pleased to tell you that the first cat cafe has finally arrived in Valencia, Spain! Did you know that the cat café concept originally started in Taiwan? Many Taiwanese love cats,…

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I really couldn’t stand it anymore. I ran out of some decent Asian ingredients over 6 months ago and some things you just can’t buy in Carrefour! I was really missing some ingredients in my weekly cooking, such as; coconut vinegar, a decent bottle of soy sauce (that didn’t cost…

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The more I visit Valencia the more I fall in love with the place. So it was no brainer when my husband and I decided to take another weekend break just 30 minutes drive from our home. I tend to visit the city often, but not to sightsee. I guess…

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Over the weekend, we found ourselves child-free, thanks to my in-laws who came to visit last week from the UK. They kindly offered to take the children off our hands so that my husband and I can spend a little alone time together. 😉 We didn’t waste any time organising…

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This 30 second timelapse video of Valencia hows you a little glimpse of this beautiful city, a place with a combination of traditions and modern architecture, from the rice fields of Albufera, beaches, Arts & Sciences,  port and of course the famous Fallas festival. Post by Comunitat Valenciana.

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Anyone who has been to Spain would know how vast this beautiful country is, there are still a lot of hidden places to discover. Since we moved to Valencia I’ve been to amazing places with hidden caves, waterfalls, climbing areas and parts that are not widely available for tourists, places that only the Valencian…

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The stress of work have been taking over our lives lately, for the past few months, it seems like that the husband and I hardly have time to do anything together. I guess one of the best things about living in Spain is that we do have a social life and…

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