If you are thinking about coming to study in Spain, Españolé – International House Valencia gives you seven good reasons to choice Valencia as destination:
– VALENCIA BETWEEN HISTORY AND MODERNISM
The old town of Valencia called “Ciudad Vieja” is made up of different neighborhoods and the Carmen is the most important one. This is the most ancient part constituted among the walls built by Muslims in the XI century and by Christians in the XIV century. You could wonder in its streets and enjoy its history.
On the other hand Valencia will affect you for its modern and vanguard side; the city of Arts and Science will be a necessary pit-stop for everyone who visits this wonderful city with different buildings like the Hemisférico, Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, the Oceanográfico and the Museo de la Ciencia Príncipe Felipe.
– THE WEATHER
Valencia has a privileged position in the west Mediterranean coast in the central area of the Iberian Peninsula, that permits to enjoy nice temperatures during all the year. The average yearly temperature of the city is about 19 degrees with 146 yearly days with a temperature of more than 25 degrees and 310 sunny days.
The city of Valencia is surrounded by many kilometres of shores with clear water and tiny sand. In the north the are urban beaches: Malva- Rosa, La Arena and Patacona. In few minutes you can reach the natural park of Albufera endowed with important flora and fauna and desolated beaches, here you can find the so-called Playas del sur.
You can move in the city in different ways because Valencia give you the possibility to get different public transports: bus, metro and tram.
If you want to avoid getting taxi during the night you can enjoy the nocturnal service. This service works during all the year from 23.00 PM to 2.00 AM.
The gastronomy of Valencia is very large. It varies from meat, sea food, pasta to different varieties of vegetables and fruits but the principal ingredient is the rice which appears in the mayority of food: paella, rice oven-baked, rice with fish, black rice…
The Valencian cooking is based on natural products which appear in the wealthy and simple Mediterranean diet.
Valencia is endowed with green areas which enrich the urban landscape. Among these you can find: the Jardin of Turia, a big park of 9 kilometres which crosses the whole city. Here you can train, do sports and walk to relax enjoying the landscape.
In addition you can enjoy the Parque de Cabecera and the Jardín Botánico, Jardines of Monforte, the Viveros or Jardines Reales.
– A CITY FULL OF LIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT
The nice temperature of Valencia invites you to eat out or take part into different entertainments offered by the city: cinema, theatre, ballet, music that together with coffees, restaurant and clubs define a large offering of fun for everyone.
The most important cultural event of the city, declared International Turistic Intrest, is Las Fallas. This is the most traditional celebration made up of fireworks, music, art and tradition. Here is the calendary of the events.
For all these reasons Valencia will be your best choice. We will be waiting for you in this wonderful city and surely in the Españolé – International House Valencia.
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