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ES145704

València, Spain

Apartment

Apartment

Living room

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Shower

Shower

Saint Nicholas Church of Valencia, Restored

Saint Nicholas Church of Valencia, Restored

Ciudad muy soleada, Sunny city, Sunny ville, Sunny Stadt

Ciudad muy soleada, Sunny city, Sunny ville, Sunny Stadt

Paella

Paella

paella

paella

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

Old Turia bed garden

Old Turia bed garden

Centralbar (Central Market food)

Centralbar (Central Market food)

Gulliver park

Gulliver park

Interior de la Lonja

Interior de la Lonja

ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias

ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias

la playa

la playa

plaza de la Virgen

plaza de la Virgen

mercado central

mercado central

antiguo mercado de Colón

antiguo mercado de Colón

terrazas

terrazas

Apartment Living room Kitchen Main bedroom Bathroom Shower Saint Nicholas Church of Valencia, Restored Ciudad muy soleada, Sunny city, Sunny ville, Sunny Stadt Paella paella City of Arts and Sciences City of Arts and Sciences Old Turia bed garden Centralbar (Central Market food) Gulliver park Interior de la Lonja ciudad de las artes y de las ciencias la playa plaza de la Virgen mercado central antiguo mercado de Colón terrazas
Platinum

Member since

2011


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 02, 2019 - January 01, 2020 2 weeks

Flat in Valencia (center), Spain.

Winter arrived in València, but the temperature is very pleasant, the days are sunny and the sea is beautiful.

The city flat, recently remodeled, is located in a residential area, with many small shops and restaurants in all price ranges and situated In the downtown area.

The flat, originally built in the 50's, was the residence of my parents, and was completely renovated in the year 2011, and has all modern amenities and services..

It has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 people, in 1 double and 2 single beds, although it has only one bathroom. A large living room + kitchen occupy about 60 square meters, making a total of 117 sq m in the flat.

Valencia is a Mediterranean city, which has been occupied continuously for more than 2200 years by Romans, Goths, Arabs and Catalans. It was capital of the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War (1937), and is now a medium sized city (750,000 inhabitants), which combines the advantages of a city without suffering the drawbacks (no parking, terrible traffic, too big to walk many places) of the big cities. Everything you may need is within reach. The city´s proximity to the Mediterranean sea makes the beaches a splendid place to spend the day. The beaches are Pleasant as well In the evening, after sunset and one may take a refreshing walk through the many bars where tapas, wine or soft drinks (horchata) are served. Being a completely flat city, bike riding is highly recommended.

The Central Market (one of the pictures are included) is a real feast for the eyes and palate. Possibly the largest area of fresh food market in Europe, built in the 20's of XX century, it not only has a great daily business from 7:00 until 15:00 (closed Sundays and holidays) but also a place where tourists flock astonished at so much joy and abundance.

Madrid is only 95 minutes away with the new high-speed train which exceeds 300 km/h and allows a comfortable journey to the capital if you want to see that city and its magnificent museums.

 I include here a few lines of the emails received from my recents exchanges.

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... our stay we really enjoyed!
Valencia is a fantastic city, we admired old city, modern architecture, parks and beaches, excellent bike rent system, excellent restaurants....
Your apartment is very well located, very well furnished......

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I want to thank you for staying at your beautiful apartment in beautiful Valencia. I love the way it is decorated and the wooden floor is so desirable….wow!
I have enjoyed so much. The location is perfect.
I think you are blessed to live Valencia.

The Valencian people gave me a feeling of being welcome and give me space and room to see the city in all its beauty.
I really hope I can return again one day.....

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.....Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'appartement qui est très confortable et dans un quartier très sympathique. Nous avons aussi beaucoup aimé la ville de Valence et la région...
Amicalement,.

And more....

It was in Valencia where Hemingway began writing Fiesta (1925) his first novel that launched him to international scene.
Hemingway, then living in Paris, I knew that while the French capital was cloudy in Valencia could find a much milder climate and a deep blue sky. No wonder Valencia is recognized as a destination with over 300 days of sunshine a year.
To this we should add that I love Valencian cuisine altogether. "In Valencia is damn great meal at the beach or in the city a good melon with a jug of very cold beer," he said through a letter to a friend..

 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 51 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired computer analyst
  • retired teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Sicily, Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: VLC - 8km

http://www.turisvalencia.es/home.aspx
El autobús, en pocos minutos te lleva a la playa, o al Mercado Central, pero también se dispone de alquiler de bicicletas. Casi toda la ciudad es accesible a pie, paseando.
L'autobus ti porta in pochi minuti alla spiaggia o al mercato centrale, ma offre anche noleggio di biciclette. Quasi tutta la città è raggiungibile a piedi, camminando.
Der Bus bringt Sie innerhalb weniger Minuten zum Strand oder am Central Market, sondern bietet auch einen Fahrradverleih. Fast die ganze Stadt ist zu Fuß erreichbar, zu Fuß.
The bus takes you within minutes to the beach or at Central Market, but also offers bicycle rentals. Almost the entire city is accessible by foot, walking.
Le bus vous emmène en quelques minutes à la plage ou au marché central, mais propose également des locations de vélo. Presque toute la ville est accessible à pied, la marche.

Occupation

  • retired computer analyst
  • retired teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References