Why Valencia? What sets it apart from others?
As we mentioned earlier, Valencia is somewhat the little sister of Barcelona. Its status as a “small big city” offers numerous advantages to consider when selecting it or not.
Quieter and less touristy, for many expatriates, the “secret” character of Valencia makes it a strong asset! Fewer honks, less traffic, Valencia maintains a Spanish authenticity. It’s impossible to feel like you’re in another country than your own.
“The city is walkable for almost everything” is a common theme in conversations. Valencia has a fairly compact city center with points of interest relatively close to each other. If walking isn’t your preference, don’t forget that the city has an extensive cycling route.
Beyond that, Valencia experiences mild winters and hot summers. You’ll have the chance to enjoy terraces and long walks along its coastline practically all year round.
We can’t overlook the abundant presence of nature. Valencia is green, populated with palm trees, orange trees, lemon trees that spread an intoxicating fragrance in its streets, not to mention the Mediterranean that borders it.