What’s on in Valencia
Tourist Information — Events — Live Music — Festivals
Welcome to Valencia!
As Spain’s third city, Valencia has often been overlooked by tourists. Things change, however, and these days Valencia is on the rise! Increasingly, foreigners of all kinds are discovering the city – tourists, expats, digital nomads and Erasmus students are descending on Spain’s third city in droves.
At International Valencia, we want you to be able to enjoy your time here in Valencia, whether you’re staying for a few weeks, a few months or a few decades! Consider this website as a hub in which you can explore all Valencia has to offer. You can find a room or a flat, learn about the famous Fallas Festival, discover new restaurants and bars and even look for a job.
We have an Events section containing links to popular recurring language exchanges, parties, workshops and more, and we aim to support local artists and creative types through our community portal.
Whatever you want from Valencia, we’re here to make it easy for you to experience the best of the city!
Featured in Valencia
La Catrina Cocktails & Rock
A rock bar specialising in cocktails, La Catrina Cocktails & Rock is the perfect place for a night out in Valencia. Nestled in the heart of the trendy Ruzafa district, the bar features a pool table, a table football table and a darts board. It is also home to a number of international events, including a language exchange, pub quiz and pool tournament.
Portland Ale House
An American bar and restaurant specialising in mouth-watering burgers, stacks of nachos and home-brewed craft beer, Portland Ale House stands out even amongst the many restaurants of the hip Canovas neighbourhood.
The bar hosts a number of events, including language exchanges, a pub quiz and live music. It’s also a great place to watch sports on television, such as La Liga or Premier League football matches.
Situated on the charming Calle Reina Doña María in Ruzafa, Cuatro Monos is an excellent choice for Belgian beers, delicious cocktails and handmade foccacia sandwiches. They also show live sport, such as the World Cup and Champions League.
Valencia’s International Community
At International Valencia we have spent years building up an international community in Valencia. Our goal is to bring expats, locals and tourists together. We provide guides, articles and reviews of local businesses to ensure that, wherever you’re from, your time in Valencia is as wonderful as it can be.
Our free events offer the chance to mingle with locals, brush up on your Spanish or get involved in the expat community.
A Quick Guide
We asked our community which commonly-asked questions they wanted answering – here’s the result!
Is Valencia expensive to live in?
Housing prices in Valencia have been rising steadily in recent years, but there are still some bargains to be found! In general, apartments are much cheaper to buy or rent than houses.
Is Valencia safe?
Valencia is very safe to live in and visit. Violent crime is rare, but petty theft can occur in tourist areas. Keep an eye on your belongings and enjoy the sun!
Do many people speak English in Valencia?
The two official languages of Valencia are Valencian and Castellano. Valencia is a large, modern city and many people speak English here as well.
Where do expats live in Valencia?
Popular districts for English-speaking expats include Ruzafa, El Carmen and Cabanyal. However, there are many foreigners scattered around the city, and lots of incredible neighbourhoods to discover!
Does it get cold in Valencia?
The climate in Valencia is fantastic. Summers are hot, but not unbearable. Spring and Autumn are very warm, and even during winter the temperature can reach 20 degrees Celsius in the afternoons.
Our International Communities
Whether you’re an international student or you’re coming to Valencia from another part of Spain, you can make new friends and find exciting things to do in our Erasmus section!
Our Expats community is where it all began. If you’re thinking of moving to Valencia or you’ve just arrived, come and join the community and make yourself at home!
If you’re just passing through or making Valencia your temporary home, we can help you find short-term accommodation, things to do and people to meet!