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What to do in Valencia in Summer

 If you can stand the heat, Valencia is one of the best European cities to visit in the summer. As the third biggest city in Spain, the centre of Valencia has a real neighbourhood feel and almost everything is within walking distance. And thanks to its array of attractions, restaurants and nightlife, there’s really something for …

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Burning Down the House (Literally!): Celebrating Valencia’s Las Fallas Festival

The Spanish city of Valencia is a fun place to visit at any time of year. But for five days in March, something extra special takes place. Processions wind through the city streets, with thousands of locals dressed in gorgeous traditional costumes. Parties and concerts begin at 1:30am and last until the next day. Parades …

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EuropeUpClose Picks for Best Cities in Europe for Canoodling

Looking for romantic Europe?   From the cozy canals of Venice, to sophisticated Paris, to mysterious Valencia, Spain, Europe offers romance around every corner. You can find romance anywhere, but these cities are our favorites for finding that special spot for canoodling. Venice, Italy The city of quiet canals and music is our choice for the best city …

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La Tomatina: Spain’s Slippery Free-for-All

La Tomatina is the wildest, sloppiest and silliest event on the European festival calendar. On a day when restaurants in Spain must be scrambling to find tomatoes, this event is a lot of fun. And like all good and messy festivals, it takes place in Spain. The night he returned  to London, Kyle noticed something strange …

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Put Valencia, Spain on Your Bucket List

With a metropolitan area population of over 1.5 million, Spain’s thriving Valencia is the third largest city in the country.Valencia was founded by Romans in 138 BC, and is now a haven for tourists and sun-worshipers because of its year-round warm climate, wonderful beaches, and fine cuisine. We spent our first half-day in Valencia by accident. We left …

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Two Short Weeks in Spain

A few years ago, my husband Bill and I, along with several other bloggers, were invited by the Land of Valencia Tourist office on a trip to experience the Valenciana  area of Spain and the FIB Music Festival, held for the past 17 years in Benicassim. Although we have traveled to Europe more than 40 …

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Visiting Valencia, Spain

Located on Spain’s eastern coast, Valencia is the country’s third largest city. Valencia’s 811,000 inhabitants enjoy life in one of Spain’s most vibrant and historic cities. Barcelona to Valencia is about 4 hours by car and 4.5 hours by train. Where to go in Valencia I recommend beginning your visit in the old quarter. Until …

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