Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This apartment is located in central Russafa neighbourhood, which in a safe, trendy and hip area in Valencia. If you like Spanish culture with an avangard touch, international food, modern cafés, restaurants and bars and different shops, this is the place to be.
During the last years this old neighbourhood in the center of the with its neoclassical architecture has been repopulated by the "New Spanish Generation.": It is multicultural and filled with open minded people.
The apartment is quiet, fresh, modern, clean and comfortable. It has everything you need to feel at home during your holiday including a fully equipped kitchen, towels, and wireless internet. The apartment is nicely decorated and has a cute balcony. Valencia is a fairly noisy city but this apartment is generally very quiet.
The apartment has 2 double bedrooms with a full bathroom and a third bedroom with 2 single beds that share the hallway bathroom. The living room is very spacious. In addition to the wifi, it has cable television with some channels that broadcast in English. In addition to the numerous restaurants and small food shops, a full grocery store with a nice selection of Spanish wines is located directly across the street. If you are travelling alone or with friends or family, it is a perfect apartment.
The old town is about 15 minute walk through a great area of the city. There are plenty of buses and metro line is available. There is also a public bike rental system that works very well and a station is located on the street. If you have a car there is free street parking available. Additionally there an underground public parking lot just outside the apartment where you can leave your car at an extra cost.
We have two bikes available for our guests (deposit required). Valencia is full of safe bike lanes and you can have a fantastic day riding the bikes along the river or going to the beach and at the same time a great workout.
The City of Arts, a 1.5 billion dollar development that should not be missed during your visit, is within walking distance. The beach, which is a pretty long walk from the apartment, is a short bus or metro ride away.
We aim to make your stay in Valencia very comfortable and live close. If there is anything you might need, we can deliver it to you in about 10 minutes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Malvarrosa's beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valencia's airport 12 km, Nearest railway: Joaquin Sorolla train station/ Estacion del Norte 600 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Valencia is located on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast, on the Gulf of Valencia at the mouth of the Turia river. Throughout history, Valencia was one of the most important sea ports of the Iberian peninsula. Valencia is 350 km from either Madrid to the west or Barcelona, to the north.
Valencia's population is estimated at around 790,000 people.
The Norte Railway Station of Valencia is located in the heart of Valencia. Daily connections to Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Alicante, Port Bou (French border), Zaragoza, Bilbao and trains to other provinces leave from here. For more information and train schedules see RENFE, the Spanish Railway Service.
Valencia is dominated by a Mediterranean climate, meaning there are warm and dry summers with relatively mild winters. The rainy season comes primarily in spring and fall, when there are occasional torrential rainfalls. The average July and August temperatures are 25 degrees Centigrade. For a Valencia climate charts and current weather, see Valencia, Spain Travel Weather.
Las Fallas is a festival held from March 12th to March 19th. What are Las Fallas? Huge papier-mache art sculptures are erected on almost every square. Usually there are around 300 of these, and most are indicative of social criticism and sarcasm. Then, on March 19th the Fallas are simultaneously burned at midnight in a ritual called "la nit del foc".
Fans of covered markets will want to head over to Valencia's huge central market, al Mercado Central de Valencia, for a fix. You'll find 8000 square meters of market space inside the steel and glass building decorated with Valencian ceramic tiles. Nearby is the Llotja de a Seda, the Silk Exchange, in Placa del Mercat--a testament to Valencia's lofty position in the silk trade.
What to look for in Valencia markets? Ceramics is one of the big hits, and anything crafted in wood or vegetable fibers is a good bet, as Valencia is in a very green zone. Rice is one of the big foodstuffs tourists might buy if they don't mind lugging a few kilos of rice around Europe for that next big paella. City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain:
The 87-acre site contains Hemispheric, housing a planetarium and imax theater, the Trojan helmet like Palau de les Artes and the hands-on Prince Felipe Museum of the Sciences (Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe), where you are encouraged to build and discover elements of science. There's also L'Oceanogràfic, called the largest aquarium in Europe, housing species in pavilions named after their home oceans and seas. A covered garden view promenade called Umbracle brings it all together.
Attractions in Valencia:
Valencia is a city of art and history. There are lots of museums to visit. Here is a list of the most frequented:
Bulfight Art Museum - right by the train station at C. Dr. Serra 16, the first museum in the world devoted to bullfighting.
El Museo de Bellas Artas de Valencia - The fine arts museum is second only to Madrid's Prado. Lots of works from Valencia's golden age around the 15th century.
Museum of Science "Principe Felipe" at 5 Avenida Autopista de El Saler 46013, an interactive museum inside the City of Arts and Science with exhibitions about science and technology. Valencian Institute of Modern Art - One of the best modern museums in Spain--plus the ancient walls cut right through it.
For other interesting museums, see Museums in Valencia.
Valencia's Botanic Gardens, Jardi Botanic, are the oldest in the city and one of the more interesting in Europe, containing over 40,000 plants.
Valencia's Cathedral was started in the 13th century, finished in the 15th. Although primarily gothic, it contains a mix of styles reflecting aspects of Romanesque, Gothic and baroque construction. There are guided tours from 4-7pm for a small charge. The Cathedral Museum, Museu de la Seo, is a little museum chock full of amazing treasures collected by the church.
Nighlife - Bohemians head over to the Barrio del Carmen, the "real" old town of Valencia with winding and narrow streets, the houses now teeming with restaurants, bars and clubs. In the summer the action moves over to the pubs and hangouts in the beach zone, along the Neptuno Avenue. Folks head out around 11, or earlier if tapas is required before your long night out. This is Spain, so you can't eat earlier than 9 or so unless it's tapas.