Valencia's Cultural Treasures: A Student's Insider Guide

Guia cultural para estudiantes: Joyas Ocultas de Valencia

‘Adopting a city as your second home implies knowing Valencia's secret spots so you can fully experience your university life 🔥.

Besides your studies, Valencia holds cultural surprises and secret places that will leave you amazed. At Vanguard Student Housing, we're here to give you a cultural guide of Valencia so you can take charge of exploring Valencia, student :)

Morning: An Encounter with Art and History

  • Stop 1: Start your day exploring the City of Arts and Sciences

From the majestic Hemisfèric to the modern Science Museum, each structure will take you to a world of wonder. Witness the wonders of the universe at the Planetarium and delve into the secrets of the ocean at the Oceanogràfic. Every corner of this architectural complex will leave you in awe and offer you an unforgettable experience.

  • Stop 2: Valencia's El Carmen Neighborhood, known as the ‘hipster‘ neighborhood

with a bohemian atmosphere where you'll find secret corners and picturesque alleys. Discover independent art galleries, design shops, and charming cafes.

As a Vanguard tip, you have Convent Carmen, a convent transformed into a leisure and cultural center with a gastronomic market. Who would have thought?

This neighborhood is perfect for those who enjoy exploring and discovering different routes in Valencia. It's ideal for students looking for unique cultural experiences, with narrow cobbled streets and urban art murals on building facades. Visit Plaza del Tossal, a lively place full of life and color. You can grab a drink outdoors and see how the Valencians live their daily lives.

  • Lunchtime: Savor Local Gastronomy in Valencia

Recharge with the authentic flavors of the Valencian community. Try traditional dishes at local restaurants. Enjoy the aromas and flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

Make a stop at one of the many bars and restaurants in the Central Market, where you can taste a wide variety of fresh local products. Try the Valencian paella, the region's most emblematic dish, or enjoy some tapas accompanied by a glass of local wine. We recommend Centralbar, fresh traditional food with seasonal products.

Afternoon: Art and Culture

  • Stop 3: Valencia Fine Arts Museum

It has an impressive collection of masterpieces. From Renaissance paintings to contemporary art, this museum will captivate you with its diversity and beauty.

Explore the different museum rooms and observe works by Spanish artists such as Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla. Also, witness the evolution of Valencian art over the centuries and contemplate unique pieces that will transport you to different periods and artistic styles.

  • Stop 4: Explore an exceptional site, Valencia's Round Square .

This oasis in Valencia is ideal for discovering local shops and enjoying city life. Small and hidden, it's perfect for exploring and enjoying. Stroll through the square stalls and admire traditional Valencian craftsmanship, from ceramics and jewelry to leather goods and textiles. It's a place where historical secrets linger.

  • Original Gastronomic Experiences

Enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant near the beach, where you can savor local dishes with a modern twist. We recommend Valencia's homemade tavern, where their culinary specialties are rice dishes, seafood, and tapas. Their portions are generous, varied, and of high quality. It's located in El Cabañal, close to the beach.

Night: Art and Night Entertainment in Valencia

End your day exploring the artistic events and cultural experiences that Valencia has to offer. From art exhibitions to live concerts, there's something for everyone's tastes and preferences. You can stroll through Valencia's port and visit nightclubs like Marina Beach Club.‘