Study abroad destinations: Valencia
When studying abroad there are many important factors to consider. Moving abroad is not a decision to make in a day, it should be personal and one you must think thoroughly. Multiple factors such as language, type of program, requirements, country, city, weather, local life, living situation or travel opportunities must be considered.
To help you on your research we have highlighted some reasons why you should choose the city of Valencia in Spain as your study abroad destination.
Valencia is an amazing city where you can find historical monuments, modern architecture, delicious food, mild weather, paradisiac beaches and friendly locals.
The City of Arts and Sciences
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is a unique complex devoted to cultural and scientific diffusion which is made up of five main elements: the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science), the Oceanográfico (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species), the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point) and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (which takes care of the operatic programme). The Ágora is the fifth and latest construction that gives the complex a multifunctional space for art exhibitions or sport events.
The Holy Grail
Get ready to discover the history of the Holy Grail in Valencia, from its roots in Jerusalem to its current location in Valencia’s Cathedral. Multiple studies carried out in recent years concluded that the authentic Chalice used in The Last Supper is the one preserved in the Holy Chalice Chapel in Valencia. Located next to the Cathedral is the historical and monumental area: the old town, the financial district, the old river bed now converted into a beautiful park and many other sites of interest as the Bioparc, the Congress Palace, or the Museum of Fine Arts.
Spain’s national dish was created in Valencia, so no better place to enjoy a true paella than this city. Relax your senses in a homely restaurant located in the heart of the historic centre or enjoy the breeze in a restaurant by the sea. Delight with a Valencian dinner that includes selected fresh sea products and many from the Valencia Garden, order and choose between Valencian paella, Seafood paella or the traditional Fideuá (noodle paella) and then many delicious desserts elaborated with traditional recipes.
Valencia has multiple beaches allowing its residents and visitors to enjoy the sea whenever they want. The Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia is a fine, golden sanded beach that is always lively with friendly locals. Thanks to its close proximity to the city and its vast stretch of open beach, it is home to numerous activities and festivals. Next to it is the Marina where you can admire the huge variety of boats that are moored there. Minutes away from the city is the Albufera Natural Park, where you can enjoy a unique boat trip and mesmerizing sunset.
Spain’s third-largest city is a magnificent place to use as headquarters and plan your travels. With great connection to Madrid or Barcelona by train, the cozy international airport allows visitors to travel during the weekends to Mallorca, Ibiza or Malaga in less than an hour or do international trips to any major European city.
Valencia allows international students to immensely enjoy their abroad experience and live a life experience. If you need extra info get in touch with Euroace.