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Travel like a Local – Valencia (Spain)



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5 Places Locals love in Valencia, not the usual tourist attraction 

1. Jardines de Monforte. (Monforte Gardens)

The last historical-artistic garden of Valencia. It’s a small green oasis full of mazes and tunnels. A place to take your children to, draw on sketchbooks, read, disconnect from the noise or even get married.

Jardines de Monforte

 

2. Parroquia San Nicolás del Obispo (San Nicolás del Obispo Parish Church)

Welcome to the Valencian Sistine Chapel, a spectacle of newly restored frescoes whose original, bright colors have been brought back to life. It is also Valencia’s oldest Christian church. This is Facebook of the 17th century; all pictures were “posted” on the wall.

San Nicolás del Obispo Parish Church

 

3. La casa más estrecha de Europa (Europe’s narrowest house)

They say that when the owner’s daughter made communion, she had to get dressed outside the house because she could not go through the door with her dress on. Imagine what a 1’05 meters facade is if you consider that the bed, kitchen, staircase, closet, toilet and shower have to fit in… In this house they literally could not have family meals.

Europe’s narrowest house

 

4. Biblioteca monasterio San Miguel de los Reyes (Library and Monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes).

Monastery, royal residency, jail, school and nowadays it is the headquarter of the Valencian Language Academy. Contemplating the work of the interior courtyards is a must. This is the Renaissance precursor of the Escorial Monastery.

Biblioteca monasterio San Miguel de los Reyes (Library and Monastery of San Miguel de los Reyes).

 

5. El racó de la paella (the paella corner)

If you ask someone from Valencia to tell you where can you eat the best paella, they will all tell you “AT HOME!” but apart from that, the best paella you can taste in Valencia is here.

El racó de la paella (the paella corner).

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