I visited Valencia this past Spring, and I can’t stop thinking about it. But for some reason I’ve hardly written about it, just one wee post. I’ve been meaning to tell you guys more about it: the fresh orange juice, the long bike rides, bustling markets, endless wine and tapas, late mornings and late nights, our feisty little Airbnb cat, and long, relaxed ambles through the ancient-looking alleys, lined with palm trees and bright, hanging laundry.
However, it seems a bit artificial to give you guys a guide to Valencia, because the perfect-ness of our trip came from its unguided nature. From the wandering, the exploring, even the broken down bike and empty bar we walked two miles to for a “party”. Looking back I could tell you a handful of quintessential things we did in Valencia: the City of Arts and Sciences, the Jardin del Turia, Old Town, Russafa Market, biking down to the beach… but all the little moments, the al fresco eating, the lying in the shade of huge trees, the long dinners deep into the night, couldn’t be planned even with the most detailed blog post. So that’s why I hope my photos can do the talking for me.
I’d love to answer any questions about Valencia, and urge any travelers to visit this incredible city before it goes too high on the tourist list!
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Wow Valenica looks soo beautiful! It’s already pinned for my Spain bucket list but it just got kicked up a notch! #WanderfulWednesday
It was incredible 🙂 It was a really relaxed city, one I could see myself living in more than sight seeing!
Thanks so much!
Looks gorgeous! Definitely a part of Spain I’m curious in visiting, thanks for sharing. #WanderfulWednesday
You should go! I’d never even heard of it when my friend suggested it, and now I’m in love 🙂
The colours!! I’m SOLD. My favourite is the first one; I’m a sucker for a good sunset and that one really is amazing!
Haha the first one is definitely my favorite, too 🙂 We were riding bikes back from the beach into the old town area when we looked up and saw the sunset, it was a perfect moment 🙂
Every photo is gorgeous, but I love the sunset ones and the ones with the palm trees on the street. And I agree, the best kind of travel is just wandering around and seeing what you bump into. My favorite travel memories are also the little things like randomly walking into an alleyway eatery and chatting there for hours.
Those are my favorite too 🙂 Exactly! It’s always the unexpected things that are the best – which is hard to encompass into a blog post! You just have to go to experience it 🙂
Valencia seems definitely charming! Love all your pictures!!
I’ve been to Valencia twice and somehow your pictures make it look even more beautiful than I remember! You’re so right about Spanish cities. So much of the charm is found from just wandering the beautiful streets and seeing what you find. Some of my favorite memories in Spain include picnics in the park and sipping tinto de veranos on picturesque hidden terraces with friends. Spain is just amazing! <3
Ah a fellow Valencia lover! Did you ever get the chance to go to Umbracle? It wasn’t open when we visited but I would love to go back when it is!