valencia

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Valencia is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers a perfect combination of beaches and culture, past and present. The birthplace of paella, it boasts a thriving food scene featuring Michelin-starred restaurants as well as quirky tapas bars. Its neighbourhoods come to life during traditional festivals like Las Fallas, and every night is lively in trendy districts like Ruzafa or El Carmen.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Valencia Airport (VLC)

Valencia Airport is located approximately eight kilometres west of Valencia. Bus line 150 departs to the city and the port, and the journey takes about 45 minutes. You can also take one of the two underground lines that connect the airport to the city, the journey takes about 25 minutes. The taxi service in València is provided by the urban taxis of the joint service area. Please note that there is a supplement for journeys from the airport, and make sure that the taxi driver starts the taximeter at the beginning of the journey. It is advisable to request a receipt in case you need to file a complaint or claim.The metropolitan bus line 150, also known as the Metrobus, connects the airport to the city centre of València, with intermediate stops at Mislata, Quart de Poblet, and Manises.The Metrovalencia line 3 links the airport to the city centre, the university area, and the northern part of the metropolitan area. The station is located on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal, and there is an information office available in the airport's arrivals area.

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Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best Time to Visit

April-June and September-October are the best months for a trip to Valencia when it comes to cultural events, as well as for the weather, which should be warm and mostly sunny. June and the first couple weeks of September are also good for beach holidays: the weather is still warm, but the place is less crowded and the prices are lower. The high season at the seaside is in July-August, but the weather can get very hot then.Whichever dates you choose, don't worry about missing out on nightlife: Valencia is a lively university city, so something is always going on.Last but not least, take a look at the "Event" section of this guide if you haven't: many interesting festivals take place in Valencia during the year, and you might want to include one in your trip. Las Fallas in March is particularly popular, thus very crowded, but so very worth it.

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Public Transport

The public transport system consists of a network of buses, underground trains, and trams. It is easy to get around Valencia and the metro is both the fastest and the easiest. Ticket prices vary for a single journey. You can buy combination tickets that include all means of transportation. The Valencia Tourist Card is a good option for tourists.

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Taxi

Taxis in Valencia are white and are available 24 hours a day. You can easily get hold of one in the city. You can either hail a taxi on the street or call for one. Here are a couple of taxi companies operating in Valencia: Teletaxi Valencia: +34 963 57 13 13Radio Taxi Valencia: +34 963 70 33 33 Another option for lower fares is the rideshare company Uber.

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Post

Spanish post offices are known as Correos. Stamps can be purchased from post offices and kiosks.Main Post Office:

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Pharmacy

Pharmacies in Valencia have alternating opening hours at night and at weekends.

Electricity

230 V / 50 Hz

Telephone

Country code: +34Area code: 096