HomeAway can help you in your search for the ideal holiday home in L’Eixample. In this district you’ll be in a prime location, just a short walk from the historic centre and in one of the best places to watch the famous Las Fallas festival should you arrive in March. L’Eixample apartments are elegant and restful escapes at the heart of the city, elegantly decorated and often benefitting from terraces and balconies with views of the city. During your break at a L’Eixample holiday home you won’t miss a beat with wi-fi, while air-conditioning is a useful comfort in summer.
-History. Valencia’s Ciutat Vella is a classic Spanish city-centre, with narrow streets and a vibrant blend of historic architecture, from Roman to Moorish and gothic Spanish. A UNESCO site in Valencia is La Llotja de la Seda (Silk Exchange), which is a 15th Century gothic building famed for its beautiful Hall of Columns. Take time to see the Cathedral too, which has a number of Islamic elements, including a converte minaret.
-City of Arts and Sciences. This striking modern development showcases some of Spain’s most spectacular modern architecture. It’s also a fun day out, with otherworldly buildings devoted to oceanography, natural science and the cosmos. The L’Oceanografic building holds Europe’s largest aquarium, while L’Hemisferic combines a laserium with a planetarium and IMAX Cinema.
-Coast. For some relaxing beachtime a few minutes outside Valencia you could head to Saler, which has an immaculately clean shoreline so long you’re sure to find a secluded spot to yourself. To see a natural wonder head south to Albufera, a freshwater lagoon in a rice-growing area. It’s an important eco-system and pit-stop for migratory birds.
-Cuisine. Valencia is in a region known for its rice production, and is generally known as the birthplace of that famous Spanish, dish, Paella. Arroz Negro also originated here – it’s rice simmered with squid, and coloured by the squid’s own ink. Tapas is also excellent here, and often involves a variety of cured meats .
-Las Fallas. Valencia is famous for this celebration, which takes place in March. Throughout the year neighbourhoods come together to work on giant papier maché models, often depicting satirical characters. During Las Fallas they are paraded through the streets and then burned on the night of the 19th. Firecrackers are also an important part of the festivities, and can be heard throughout the festivities.
Valencia is a city with a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, which means warm or pleasant conditions for most of the year. Summers are almost invariably warm and long, and tend usually to last from May to October. If you get to an apartment in L’Eixample in mid-summer then you can anticipate daily highs in the upper-20s or low-30s and very little rainfall. Spring and autumn conditions are moderately warm, with occasional rainy days, while winters tend to be mild with temperatures rising to the mid-teens on December days.
Valencia can be reached via the city’s international airport (VLC), which sits less than ten kilometres to the west of the city. If you’re flying from a city in the UK then you can pick from a couple of budget airlines, which have routes available throughout the year. If you’re using public transport to get to L’Eixample, then you could use Valencia’s metro network, or the aero-bus, which runs at 20-minute intervals. Valencia also has ferry connections to cities in the Balearic Islands.