Last weeks Real Travel feature saw us stay within the UK as we looked at Northumberland and Bath, today we are getting off in search of some glorious sunshine to the Spanish city of Valencia. Laura Babb from Babb Photos, takes us on an alterative trip round this amazing Spanish city which is actually the third biggest in the whole of Spain after Madrid and Barcelona.
An Alternative Guide to Valencia
This is an alternative guide to Valencia, as we didn’t really do much in the way of site seeing. We headed out most days, with cameras in hand and a vague plan of which direction we’d head in and where we might end up.
The city centre is charming and very typically Spanish in architectural style. As you head a little further out, things are a little more ramshakle and crumbling, which I find even more charming.
Must visit places in Valencia include the City of Arts and Sciences. It has galleries and science museums and a lake where you can go zorbing. Come the weekend there’s a night club. Most of all though the architecture is like something out of a science fiction film, which appeals to me.
We didn’t make it to The Central Market this time but it’s a beautiful building, full of amazing fresh produce.
Of course you’ll want to eat Tapas. Casa Montana was the place for it. I’d go back to Valencia just to eat there again.
The beach is a pleasant diversion. It’s wide enough to never feel busy but the sea in early June was a little too chilly for swimming.
- We stayed at the Las Arenas www.hotelvalencialasarenas.com/en, A bit of a splurge but it was worth it.
All Photography by Laura: