An ideal setting to enjoy and practice your Spanish while mixing with local people.


If you are looking for an ideal place to vacation, meet new people, and eat great food while learning and practicing Spanish, Valencia is your town.  The weather is nice all year round and there are plenty of cultural attractions, shopping and outdoor activities to enjoy.

Surrounded by L’Horta Valenciana to the north, south and west and by pleasant beaches to the east, it enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, ranging in temperature from 8 degrees in the winter to 30-35 degrees in the summer.

Valencia’s Markets

One of the highlights of living in Valencia is the market experience. Explore the labyrinth of aisles, admire the architecture, and try out countless local products from the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding Huerta Valenciana. They are the go to place for people to buy all the freshest local produce.

Cabanyal Market

Located just up the street from Soleã Spanish School and almost 150 years old. It owes its name El Cabanyal, the neighborhood in which we are located.

Central Market

The most important market in Valencia. It is located in the Ciutat Vella, very close to the Town Hall square. Its architecture is a beautiful example of "Modernisme Valencià".

Colón Market

A beautiful market that has been converted into a leisure area, home to many clothing shops and restaurants. It is worth visiting for its architectural beauty.

The beaches of Valencia

The city has a large expanse of accessible beaches that are located within the city limits. Our Spanish school is located on the beach of Las Arenas, which is very close to the port. The beach continues north to La Patacona in Alboraya, the village where tigernuts (key ingredient in horchata) are grown.

There are other beaches outside of Valencia city limits. El Saler, located next to L’Albufera, is an environmentally protected region that includes an area of forest located on the seashore called La Devesa. It is a large area of Mediterranean pine trees and autochthonous plants, and is also a destination for migratory birds that come to spend the winter from much colder areas.

Las Arenas Beach

Where our Spanish school is located. A great beach, very close to the port and places to have tapas or a good paella.

La Patacona Beach

This beach is located just north of Valencia city limits in the town of Alboraya. It has a surf school and places to eat and drink.

El Saler Beach

One of the most beautiful local beaches, located next to La Devesa, a protected national park full of native flora and fauna. Close by is L´Albufera, the place where Valencia's world-famous rice is grown.
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L’Albufera of Valencia

L’Albufera de Valencia (albufera means lagoon in Valencian and Catala and is derived from the Arabic word al-buharya) is an estuary located about 11 km south of Valencia the city.  It is part of Valencian Albufera Natural Park, and has been designated as a Ramsar site (an internationally important site for birds) since 1990.  It is a great place for bird watching and was until recently an important source of fish to the region.  It is still a source of eel, one of the main ingredients in All y pebre, a typical Valencian dish made with eel, garlic, potato and a few spices.  It is located next to La Devesa Park, which is also protected by the Government of Valencia.   Without a doubt, L’Albufera is best experienced by boat, and there are various routes you can enjoy. Find them here  Navigate the wetlands surrounded by reeds, in the company of the many aquatic species typical of the area. Sunsets in L’Albufera are especially beautiful, as the view extends westward with nothing to block it.  Without a doubt a site you shouldn’t miss.

Museums of Valencia

A great way to discover Valencia’s past and present is by visiting one of its museums.  There are many that are worth visiting.  It’s a great way to continue learning the language while doing some sightseeing. There are museums of all kind: history, art, ceramics, folklore, and whatever you can think of. Ask us the best way to get to the ones you would like to visit and we will gladly help you out!

Fallas Museum

Dedicated to the most important festival in Valencia: Las Fallas. Here you will find a selection of the "ninots indultats"- dolls that have been pardoned from the flames of "la crema" (the bon fire set to each falla that ends the festivities.)

Príncipe Felipe Science Museum

A cutting edge science museum housed in a 40,000 square meter building, designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It is dedicated to popularizing science amoung ordinary citizens. It features interactive and travelling exhibits. Located in the old bed of the river Turia that crosses the city.

González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Sanctuary Arts

Dedicated to all things ceramic; furniture, decorative objects and floats; textiles, clothing and accessories; painting; sculpture. It is housed in a 15th century palace and features prehistoric, Roman Greek and Arab pieces. it also offers a few contemporary pieces, amoung those works by Picasso.

Almoina Archaeological Centre

Museum dedicated to exhibiting pieces gathered from various periods in Valencian history. Built over the ruins of the origina Romanl settlement of Valentia Edetanorum.

Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia

Dedicated to the fine arts - exhibiting works of Gothic painting, European Renaissance, naturalism, Italian painting and an extensive catalogue of various periods of the past.

Lladró Factory

Lladró is an iconic and world-famous brand of porcelain figures, handmade only in Valencia. Visits are available to their workshop and museum in Tavernes Blanques

House Museum Blasco Ibañez

The house of the famous Valencian writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, located on the shores of the beach of La Patacona has been converted into a museum. The house is maintained as it was when he was alive. An interesting peek into how he lived and early 20th century Valencian life

Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM) Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM)

A museum dedicated to showing contemporary and avant-garde art. Features a large collection of 20th century pieces. There are seminars, workshops, and conferences dedicated to design, interior design, industrial architecture, graphic design, fashion, and many other topics.

History Museum of Valencia

Dedicated to the history of Valencia, where one can find a variety of traditional pieces from times past, from photographs, paintings and all manner of objects and work tools. A great place to study and understand Valencian culture.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Houses a great collection of fossils from South America, but that is mostly dedicated to the study of native Valencian species. A great place to visit if you want to learn the language through the names of the fauna and flora native to the Valencian Community.

José Benlliure House Museum

The house of the famous painter, preserved as it was during his life and now converted into a museum.

The Almudín

Located behind the Cathedral, it's an example of Valencia Gothic architecture dating back to the 14th century. It was used in ancient times to store and sell wheat.

Ancient bed of the Turia River.

The lungs of the city. The old riverbed is now a large 5 km long park with different areas dedicated to sport and outdoor activities. A great place to find a group yoga or pilates class, or just take a load off surrounded by plants and trees.

Gastronomy of Valencia

Valencia, is a great place to indulge the palate. It has a deep culinary lineage due to its prximity to the sea, L”horta Valenciana, and L’Albufera. Tyical Valencian dishes are the world famous Paella which can feature either rabbit, chicken green beans and snails or the paella mixta, which features various shellfish. All i pebre, which is garlic, eel mixed with potates and spices, is another typical Valencian dish. Alioli, a combination of garlic and olive oil is featured a s a compliment to many dishes. Valencian tiger nut, the key ingredient in orchata, is grown exclusively in Alboraia, the town situated just to the north of Valencia city. Valencia social life depends on going out for tapas and a drink two, and is a great way to get acquainted with Valencian culture.

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