VALENCIA | SPAIN


Last week me and three of my favourite people went on holiday to Valencia to begin our summer holidays so I thought it only right to share a few pictures and talk about what we got up to! We were lucky enough to stay a beautiful hotel right in the middle of the old town called San Lorenzo Boutique which I highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Valencia. It was less than a five minuet walk to the Cathedral and Carmen which is where we found all the good nightlife and food as well as the tram and bus station which we used to get anywhere not in the old area of the city. 



As we were there for a whole week we found time to visit the Aquarium which is in the City of Science and Arts (building in the picture above). It was advertised as the largest aquarium in Europe and is definitely worth a visit if you're into that sort of thing, more so it's a great excuse to venture down to that end of the city and see the buildings there which were very impressive. However over the Aquarium I'd recommend the Biopark which was truly incredible. I've never been to a zoo quite like it, the enclosures are amazing and very natural. Animals are divided up into Savannah, Africa and Madagascar areas and left to roam freely as they would in the wild excluding the predators which were given their own (still huge and amazing) enclosures. 



There are so many architectural sights that are a must see while in Valencia such as the Cathedral, Torres de Serranos (picture above), Mercado Central and many more. A tourist map is very helpful to make sure you don't miss out on anything. The Modern Art Museum was also a great way to spend a few hours. The beach in Valencia is a 15 minuet tram ride from the old town and is worth a trip if you enjoy swimming and tanning. As for food we found the area around the Cathedral and towards Carmen had the best reasonably priced places. In fact the whole of Valencia was very reasonably priced especially compared to Barcelona. As for going out Friday and Saturday are definitely the best nights and the streets in Carmen get really busy and the atmosphere is great. We found lots of great bars and pubs there to chill out in in the evenings and even some more 'clubby' type places which was fun! I really enjoyed Valencia and would love to go back one day much more than I'd want to revisit Barcelona. Probably because it was less touristy and a bit more... Spanish? 

28 comments:

  1. Great photos! I NEED to go to Spain. It's been on my list of places to visit for a while now.

    You and your friends look so fabulous <3

    xo Azu

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    1. Thankyou and you should! It's not too expensive which is nice! x

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  2. I used to go to Spain with family almost every year and I really miss it reading this, admittedly we didn't go to the clubby places but definately would love to stop at some bars with my sister. Looks like a great girly holiday, envious!

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    1. Oh you're so lucky! To be honest there weren't any clubs, more like bars with people dancing x

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  3. I would love to go to spain someday. Thanks for sharing, the pictures are beautiful. And how cool you got to go to the biggest aquarium in Europe!

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  4. Beautiful place and amazing pictures! I would like to visit.

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  5. OMG! Valencia looks so beautiful!! and the Aquarium looks so cool and big! The trip sounds like it was a lot of fun! :D

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  6. Oh wow such stunning pictures, love it!

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  7. Such pretty photos !
    xoxo,

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  8. Such an amazing post :) you put too much energy in your pictures! nice work :)

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  9. Woah, this location just looks utterly gorgeous :D
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  10. wow it is very beautiful! I actually want to go there once in a life time! x

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  11. Beautiful Valencia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice pics.



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  12. Beautiful pictures x

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  13. Valencia looks gorgeous! I hope you had an amazing time with your best friends :D
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  14. I haven't been to Spain before, but I would surely wanna visit someday. Beautiful shots! :)

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  17. WowWow!!
    What an amazing palace! Adore Spain!
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