Welcome to Valencia

Make your trip to Valencia an unforgettable experience!

Why choose Valencia?

As Spain’s third largest city, Valencia has often been overlooked. No longer! Valencia is fast becoming one of the hottest tourist destinations in Europe. With fantastic food, beautiful architecture, historical sights and sprawling beaches, Valencia is the perfect destination for short breaks, long holidays or a permanent change of scenery! 

Who is this page for?

Whether you’re planning a visit to Valencia or you’ve just arrived and feel a bit lost, you can find all of the answers here. With a series of helpful guides, links to holiday homes and an assortment of tourist services, such as bike, boat or car hire, you’re in the right hands.

You can also discover local festivals, find the best paella in town and visit our selection of quirky bars, restaurants, shops and night venues. 


What is International Valencia?

We’re an organisation of volunteers living and working in Valencia. We’re passionate about our new home, and want to ensure that visitors enjoy their time here as much as we have!

Valencia Holidays

If you have more specific questions, or would like to get to know locals and expats, check out our Facebook Community for visitors to Valencia! 


Get Involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with the international community in Valencia, get in touch at info@invalencia.com

In particular, we’re looking for writers who are passionate about the city and surrounding area.


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.

Public Transport

A guide to the public transport options in Valencia, including the metro, local trains, buses and trams.

Money Transfers

A guide to safely and quickly transferring money from one currency to another, in Valencia and online.

Useful Apps

A selection of apps to make your life in Valencia easier, including official apps from the local government.