Why Study Spanish in Valencia, Spain?
The beautiful beach city of Valencia, with its tree lined streets, mixture of renaissance, gothic, neo-classical and modernist architecture, and unrelenting nightlife, rivals Barcelona on many levels yet still has not experienced the same tourist influx as its neighbour in the north. Valencia is like Barcelona without so many tourists, so here our top 5 reasons to study Spanish in Valencia.
1. Amazing Festivals All Year-round
Valencia hosts one of the best and biggest festivals in the whole of Spain – ‘Las Fallas’. Huge bonfires burning down fine artistry; a parade that ends in a flower offering to the Virgin Mary; fire cracker wake up calls at eight o’clock in the morning – there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world. Las Fallas takes place 15th – 19th March but there are events throughout the city in the two weeks leading up to the main festival. A great reason to discover the Spanish culture and study Spanish in Valencia!
2. The Home of Paella
Valencia is the home of Paella, one of the most well-known Spanish dishes. You can learn Spanish and take a gastronomy course to learn how to cook the perfect ‘Paella Valenciana’. Valencia is also home to a less well-know foods such as ‘horchata’ and ‘fartons’. Indulge one some of the best food in the world while practising your Spanish.
3. The Beaches
Valencia has two urban beaches very close by – only a 15 minute tram ride. Sandy white beaches, palm trees and plenty of restaurants serving paella make it perfect to enjoy the beach all year-round. Escape the heat in summer, go for a walk in winter or learn how to surf. A good reason to study Spanish in Valencia and maybe have some surfing lessons.
4. The Modern Architecture
Despite being an old city, Valencia is much more than its charming city centre. Born and raised in Valencia, Santiago Calatrava designed many projects for his home city and also one of the most spectacular buildings you will find – ‘Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’. A cultural and architectural complex that is a must-see for any visitor to Valencia.
5. The People – ‘Los Valencianos’
The locals are friendly, which is great when you want to chat and put into practice what you have learnt. Strike up conversation with los Valencianos in the central Market and they will serve you the best ‘bocadillos’! The city is also easily navigable, you can go to most places by foot and it’s an incredibly safe city to walk around.
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