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Typical features of Valencia

The city of Valencia is a city that has adapted to the modern times while maintaining its culture, traditions and aspects that make it a unique city, with typical things that are worth knowing. So from Engel & Völkers Valencia we would like to present the most typical things of Valencia. We want to show its essence for those who don't know at all the city and for those who are part of it we would like to identify them with the most important characteristics of Valencia.

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1. The paella

Paella is no doubt the most typical dish of the Valencian lands. The problem comes when people start to innovate and add ingredients such as peas or potatoes. That, gentlemen, is rice with things. The true Valencian paellas accompany the rice with rabbit, chicken, bachoquetas and snails.

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2. Barracas and gardens

Vicente Blasco Ibanez is probably the best example of what it was like in the full garden. Reeds, mud, paddy fields and orchards and boats. All that adorned barracks, such as traditional houses with triangular roofs that currently adorn part of the coast and make the small museums function, charming restaurants and homes of older farmers in the area.

3. Fireworks

A celebration is not a true celebration without fireworks. The Valencians have a fondness for gunpowder. Fireworks for parties ; traca for baptisms, weddings and communions ; or traditional mascot to announce a goal Levante CF Valencia CF goal or at night.

4. Fallas and falleros

Do you love gunpowder ? In fallas there is a lack of control that lasts a whole week , waking everybody up. The question is to burn something, from firecrackers to the spectacular fireworks or ninot at Fallas monuments. The last three days of the festival in the centre celebrates Virgen de los Desamparados, where the falleros and falleras will offer traditional bouquets in galas.

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5. Albufera

The Albufera Natural Park is of great ecological value and in a privileged place on the coast where visitors can enjoy a boat ride while taking in the amazing beauty of these places.

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6. Gulliver

Returning to the city, in the Jardín del Turia you can find the Gulliver park. Inspired by the famous adventure book writer Jonathan Swift, a gigantic figure representing Gulliver , where you can find tunnels , stairs , ramps and slides across the entire space. 

7. Calatrava

If there is something typical of the capital of Las Fallas it is undoubtedly the architect Calatrava. The city has several bridges, and many buildings are designed by the architect who has crossed borders.

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8. Moors and Christians

These festivals are celebrated by the various municipalities in the province at different times of the year , commemorating the recapture period where the Hispanic kingdoms and Christians claimed dominion over the lands occupied by the Mohammedans. It is not unusual to find representations of battles in the street. Being part of a stooge , both as a Christian dweller, is an honour.

9. Horchata

The horchata is a symbol. Whether natural or manmade, this white drink made ​from tiger nuts is the traditional Valencian territory. Ideally, take the metro to Alboraya , the land of the horchata , accompanied by the famous fartones.

10. Valencia's water

Drinking water from the tap in the Valencian houses is a mistake, and that is a fact that every resident knows. However, the famous Agua de Valencia is a cocktail that is drank at parties.

11. The Miguelete

There is no shop that doesn't sell typical gifts such as a fridge magnet with the figure of El Miguelete, the famous cathedral bell tower, which receives thousands of visitors each year, since its highest point in the city was contemplated.

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12.La Casa de los Caramelos (The House of sweets)

This sweet shop is known by all the inhabitants of the city. It was founded by Vicente Garcia Tamarit in the 40s and has since been open to the public from Monday to Sunday to delight their sweet tooth .

13. The Plaza Redonda

A typical Valencian tradition is to go to Redonda plaza on subdays. This emblematic city square is crowded with people and markets of all kinds, from animals to changing cards.

14. Humidity

One of the typical things is that in winter one can not completely keep out the cold , and in summer it feels like not enough air is coming through while you sweat as if you had run a marathon. This is the typical humidity of the Valencian region, given its proximity to the sea. However , the good weather is almost permanent and inviting enough to enjoy the surroundings.

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If after knowing all the typical things about this beautiful Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast you are eager to visit, do not hesitate to contact the Engel & Völkers Real Estate Valencia to rent or buy an apartment , penthouse, a house or any other property ; either in the city centre or its surroundings. If you need the advice of our real estate Engel & Völkers Valencia to sell your property in the Valencia region , please call us now.

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