Six reasons why Valencia beats Barcelona
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Six reasons why Valencia beats Barcelona

We guarantee that Valencia will become your new favourite city in Spain after visiting these six hotspots! Allow yourself a little break and enjoy these wonderfully hip Spanish gems amid a lovely mañana mañana vibe.

1. Dulce de Leche

#foodporn2.0 might well be the most-used hashtag at this Insta-worthy coffee place. All the great treats that you’re being presented with here will most definitely make your tastebuds go crazy! Start the day (every day!) the right way with breakfast or coffee at this local favourite.

2. City park Turia 

Release your inner Instagrammer while wandering around the former river Turia. Now a lush and gorgeous park, filled to the brim with orange trees, fountains, and works of art, the esplanade ends in the famous architectural landscape of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. An absolutely beautiful sight!

3. Canalla Bistro

This popular restaurant in the artistic neighbourhood of Russafa/Ruzafa is a must-go! Every single item on the menu is nothing short of delicious, and the chefs know how to serve the perfect wine with each dish. Salut!

4. The best bites in Valencia

Restaurant Sagardi is the perfect place to grab some pinchos! Spaniards love to keep their meals light, easy, but ridiculously tasty. Besides tapas, you will find tiny little sandwiches or bite-size skewers everywhere as perfect snacks. Waiters walk around with trays of finger food, or you can help yourself at the bar. Bon profit!

5. Mercat de Russafa

This indoor mercado will be close to heaven for the foodie in you. The overall scent alone, fresh and fruity, is worth smelling for yourself! Anem!

6. Beach: Playa el saler

Besides the city’s many culinary and cultural treats, you also have the wonderful opportunity to chill at the beach. City beach Playa Malvarossa is big, spacious and always packed with locals. A more quiet place can be found a 15-minute taxi ride away: Playa el saler. Bring your own sunshade, sit back and enjoy la vida valenciana!