Valencia is a city on the west coast of Spain with beautiful beaches and a vibrant city centre full of history. In this blog we will only be talking about Valencia's city centre. If you want to find out about other things in Valencia click here. But if you just want to know about what you can find in the city, carry on reading!
I have been to Valencia twice now, the city is very big with a range of things to explore so really anyone will be able to find things to entertain themselves here. There is the L'Oceanografic which is great for those of you who want to learn more about science and animals, but in a fun way, not like the way your secondary school teacher used to bore you. However, if this isn't your thing, you can go to the Mestalla which is one of the biggest football stadiums in Valencia. For the historians there is the Cathedral of Valencia which dates back to the 13th century and is great example of gothic architecture. If somehow, you are still not interested there is plenty more to enjoy such as the bull ring, the museum and the food. I love Spanish food!
The city revolves around the Plaza de Ayuntamiento (which you can see on the map below) with the train station a short walk away, which looks very striking for a train station may I add! The bull ring and museums are also very close. I originally wasn't sure how I felt about bullfighting having never seen it before. On one hand I knew it was a large part of Spanish culture and history but on the other hand I had heard terrible things about how the bulls were treated and the fights themselves. Not being sure and being generally quite naive on this topic I decided to go to the Museotaurino de Valencia (a museum dedicated to bullfighting) first and make my judgement before going to watch. I am so glad I did this! I decided it wasn't for me as I didn't see how the thrill that some people get, was worth it for the pain that bulls go through during the fights. I would advise everyone to go to the museum before watching a fight just so you know what you are in for. The ring and Museotaurino are right next to each other so it is no trouble getting from one to the other!
The map of Valencia city centre is above. You can see all of the shops, supermarkets and attractions that are nearby! There is so much to explore.
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