Leon’s and Katie's guidebook

Leon
Leon’s and Katie's guidebook

Sightseeing

The city of Arts and Sciences, consisting of Europe's biggest aquarium, 3d cinema, science museum, opera/concert hall and a huge garden. Wander around the cooling waters taking in the incredible architecture of the buildings, have a picnic on the surrounding park, get a rowing boat or for the more energetic maybe some water zorbing! Dusk through to night see's the lights come on. Maybe book in to see an opera, a free concert or just sit and have a drink watching the world go by!
Calle Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
The city of Arts and Sciences, consisting of Europe's biggest aquarium, 3d cinema, science museum, opera/concert hall and a huge garden. Wander around the cooling waters taking in the incredible architecture of the buildings, have a picnic on the surrounding park, get a rowing boat or for the more energetic maybe some water zorbing! Dusk through to night see's the lights come on. Maybe book in to see an opera, a free concert or just sit and have a drink watching the world go by!
Get out of the city and wander or cycle through the beautiful 9km river park, that has the Bio-park one end and the City of Arts and Sciences the other. See the locals living the outdoor lifestyle, playing sports from morning until late.
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Turia
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Get out of the city and wander or cycle through the beautiful 9km river park, that has the Bio-park one end and the City of Arts and Sciences the other. See the locals living the outdoor lifestyle, playing sports from morning until late.
Housing the original "Holy Grail" and a 207 step climb of the tower to get panoramic city views.
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Kathedraal van Valencia
s/n Plaça de l'Almoina
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Housing the original "Holy Grail" and a 207 step climb of the tower to get panoramic city views.
Not usually a fan of zoo's... but the bioparc is committed to sustainability and conservation, as well as education and respect for the environment. A great day out for the kids to feel connected to nature
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Bioparc
3 Av. Pío Baroja
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Not usually a fan of zoo's... but the bioparc is committed to sustainability and conservation, as well as education and respect for the environment. A great day out for the kids to feel connected to nature
This district is made up of Ruzafa, El pla del Remei and Gran Via. It holds the shopping district with boutique and department stores, plenty of cafes to take a rest in and Colon Market, with food halls and cocktail bars! Here you will also find the 1850's bullring (Plaza del Toros). It no longer holds bullfights but hosts a museum whereby access to the ring can be gained.
Eixample
This district is made up of Ruzafa, El pla del Remei and Gran Via. It holds the shopping district with boutique and department stores, plenty of cafes to take a rest in and Colon Market, with food halls and cocktail bars! Here you will also find the 1850's bullring (Plaza del Toros). It no longer holds bullfights but hosts a museum whereby access to the ring can be gained.

Food scene

Feliz Restaurante. Amazing value for money! A perfect breakfast / brunch spot an 8 minute cycle away by the park. Check them out on Instagram: Feliz_valencia
If you love food, seeing a traditional market in full flow, or even architecture, come to Central Market, one of the largest in Europe. From meats to sweets to olives and oils, fruit and veg to traditional drinks, this market has it all.
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The Central Market of Valencia
s/n Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges
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If you love food, seeing a traditional market in full flow, or even architecture, come to Central Market, one of the largest in Europe. From meats to sweets to olives and oils, fruit and veg to traditional drinks, this market has it all.
Got a sweet tooth? This is the place for you! Open from 09:00-21:00, come here to fuel up for a day of exploring, or stop in to rest your feet. With inside and outside seating, this boutique café is one of our favourite spots of indulgence. Our favourite cake is the huge chocolate cake displayed at the till... we "accidently" came here three times in two days!! **there are 2 other locations in Valencia
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Dulce de Leche Boutique Ruzafa
2 Carrer del Pintor Gisbert
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Got a sweet tooth? This is the place for you! Open from 09:00-21:00, come here to fuel up for a day of exploring, or stop in to rest your feet. With inside and outside seating, this boutique café is one of our favourite spots of indulgence. Our favourite cake is the huge chocolate cake displayed at the till... we "accidently" came here three times in two days!! **there are 2 other locations in Valencia
Step away from the tapas and Paellas, and into this restaurant serving meals based upon British and American brunch! There are a couple of locations, but our favourite is the "La Virgen", just off the Plaza de la Reina, with a view of the cathedral
Brunch Corner
Step away from the tapas and Paellas, and into this restaurant serving meals based upon British and American brunch! There are a couple of locations, but our favourite is the "La Virgen", just off the Plaza de la Reina, with a view of the cathedral
A higher end vegetarian restaurant, this place books up so if you'd like a table, particularly at the weekend, best to book in advance! I highly recommend the gorgonzola croquettes
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Restaurante Copenhagen
8 Carrer del Literat Azorín
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A higher end vegetarian restaurant, this place books up so if you'd like a table, particularly at the weekend, best to book in advance! I highly recommend the gorgonzola croquettes
Amazing value for money! A perfect breakfast / brunch spot an 8 minute cycle away by the park. Check them out on Instagram: Feliz_valencia
Feliz Restaurante
87 Avinguda Regne de Valencia
Amazing value for money! A perfect breakfast / brunch spot an 8 minute cycle away by the park. Check them out on Instagram: Feliz_valencia
Portobello Horno Cafeteria is at the end of our road. With inside air conditioning or outside seating, this is the perfect place to start the day with a delicious breakfast, or stop in for a snack mid afternoon before your siesta! Our personal favorites are the carrot cake and detox smoothie!
Portobello Horno Cafetería
109 Avinguda del Port
Portobello Horno Cafeteria is at the end of our road. With inside air conditioning or outside seating, this is the perfect place to start the day with a delicious breakfast, or stop in for a snack mid afternoon before your siesta! Our personal favorites are the carrot cake and detox smoothie!
Authentic Mexican, a few minutes walk from the house
Restaurante Mexicano Sol Azteca, Cocina Mexicana-Valencia esp.
17 Carrer del Pintor Maella
Authentic Mexican, a few minutes walk from the house
A lovely place for brunch and cocktails, 10minute walk from the house
Backyard
97 Avinguda de Blasco Ibáñez
A lovely place for brunch and cocktails, 10minute walk from the house
Inside if your unlucky enough to be here on a rainy night, cocktails and live music
The Artist bar Valencia
Inside if your unlucky enough to be here on a rainy night, cocktails and live music
Restaurant for a great selection of Pinchos at a good price and good atmosphere
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Malafama Canyamelar
37 Carrer de Francesc Cubells
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Restaurant for a great selection of Pinchos at a good price and good atmosphere
Tapas, tasting menus and wines. Full of history in Cabanyal
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Casa Montaña
69 Carrer de Josep Benlliure
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Tapas, tasting menus and wines. Full of history in Cabanyal
Seafood speciality in Cabanyal
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La Sastrería
42 Carrer de Josep Benlliure
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Seafood speciality in Cabanyal
A selection of bars and restaurants for a gastronomic experience
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Mercado de Colón
19 Carrer de Jorge Juan
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A selection of bars and restaurants for a gastronomic experience
Clever creations that do not lack on flavor or creativity in this plant based restaurant
MESTIZA - plant based restaurant
186 Carrer de la Reina
Clever creations that do not lack on flavor or creativity in this plant based restaurant
Translates to "the ice factory" from the buildings original function. Live music, lovely ambiance and amazing patatas bravas!
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La Fabrica de Hielo
37 Carrer de Pavia
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Translates to "the ice factory" from the buildings original function. Live music, lovely ambiance and amazing patatas bravas!
A selection of different food stands to please your entire group! From Spanish, to Italian to Sushi to Poke bowls and desserts. Open air dining, in a derelict building!
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Mercabanyal
225 Carrer d'Eugènia Viñes
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A selection of different food stands to please your entire group! From Spanish, to Italian to Sushi to Poke bowls and desserts. Open air dining, in a derelict building!
Mediterranean dining in the heart of Valencia city. A great menu for a better price, in a location you would expect to be "too touristy".
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Saona plaza de la virgen
8 Plaça de la Verge
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Mediterranean dining in the heart of Valencia city. A great menu for a better price, in a location you would expect to be "too touristy".
Valencia's 2 Michelin Star restaurant if you want to splurge!
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Ricard Camarena Restaurant
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Valencia's 2 Michelin Star restaurant if you want to splurge!
Take a bus or cycle here for authentic paella... book in advance, Make a day of it and enjoy the beach, Albufera national park and sunset on a fisherman boat!
Ca Pepe, restaurant
18 Avinguda dels Pinars
Take a bus or cycle here for authentic paella... book in advance, Make a day of it and enjoy the beach, Albufera national park and sunset on a fisherman boat!

Neighbourhoods

The buzzing old town of El carmen is an easy 15minute cycle from our house, and made up of narrow winding, graffiti streets (take a walking tour, here), with cafes, tapas, fashion boutiques and late night bars.
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El Carmen
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The buzzing old town of El carmen is an easy 15minute cycle from our house, and made up of narrow winding, graffiti streets (take a walking tour, here), with cafes, tapas, fashion boutiques and late night bars.
Ruzafa, spelt in various ways including Russafa, would best be described as the "Shoreditch" of Valencia. a 10 minute easy cycle from our house, filled with unique coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants bars and clubs, as well as organic food shops and vintage clothes shopping. Make sure to check out the local food market (open mornings Monday-Saturday) It also has Central Park, or "parque Central de Valencia" with beautiful landscaped gardens, and "the Jewish House", a beautifully designed Valencian art deco residential building.
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Russafa
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Ruzafa, spelt in various ways including Russafa, would best be described as the "Shoreditch" of Valencia. a 10 minute easy cycle from our house, filled with unique coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants bars and clubs, as well as organic food shops and vintage clothes shopping. Make sure to check out the local food market (open mornings Monday-Saturday) It also has Central Park, or "parque Central de Valencia" with beautiful landscaped gardens, and "the Jewish House", a beautifully designed Valencian art deco residential building.
As you make your way to the Playa de las Arenas beach and marina, take a stroll around the traditional, residential neighbourhood to see the beautiful colourful houses, that separates it from the rest of Valencia. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants for tourists along the boulevard, or stop at one of the local establishments to give your Spanish some practice!
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El Cabanyal
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As you make your way to the Playa de las Arenas beach and marina, take a stroll around the traditional, residential neighbourhood to see the beautiful colourful houses, that separates it from the rest of Valencia. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants for tourists along the boulevard, or stop at one of the local establishments to give your Spanish some practice!