Today we bring you what you cannot miss in July! Summer is definitely with us now in Valencia, and with it comes freedom and fun. We’ve been waiting for the summer all year, and now that it’s here, we want to make the most of our time. We don’t want to miss out on any of the fun events and popular activities during the summer, and we hope you join in with us!
Before you get lost in the fun of summer and all the events we have to tell you about today, there are some important things you need to think about. If you plan to live in Valencia, you definitely need to plan out your budget. Once you’ve defined your budget, you can begin looking into accommodations in Valencia. If you need some help deciding on a location, our blog has taken a look at many of the neighbourhoods in the city, exploring them so you can find the perfect area for you.
Once you know which neighbourhood you want to stay in, consider a room in a shared flat. These are the best option for students and young workers because of their many benefits including making it easier to find new friends, lowering your cost of living, and helping you adjust to new cultures. Once you’ve figured out your budget, you can start enjoying all that the city has to offer. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in July.
Events and More
30 June to 28 July - Great Valencia Fair: With more than 150 events held around the city, it will be nearly impossible to avoid it if you try. With music, parades, and fireworks, everything you could want can be found during the Great Valencia Fair. For example, the largest firework show of the event is held on 13 July, but firework shows will happen every Saturday night during the month.
13 April to 11 August - Harry Potter the Exhibition: This international exhibition is 1500 square meters and allows guests to view the artistry that went into making the props and costumes in the Harry Potter films. Original props are displayed in detailed settings from Hogwarts. Guests can even enter a Quidditch arena; how cool is that?
30 June to 25 July - Concerts de Vivers: If you’re a music lover, this is the event for you. With 18 concerts and 30 performers, the massive lineup of this festival is made up of international and Spanish talents sure to provide an incredible show. There’s something here for everyone.
- Bar La Pilareta: Called la Casa de Las Clóchinas, this restaurant has been serving up delicious food since 1917 and is a great place to try Mediterranean mussels, montaditos, or tapas.
- Casa de Papel: Season 3 of this wild show premieres on Netflix on July 19, so you still have a little time to binge watch the first 2 seasons and catch up! Called “Money Heist” in English, this show will always have you on the edge of your seat.
- La Plaça del Diamant: Translated into more than 30 languages, you have no excuse not to read this novel. This exploration of the life of a woman living in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War is an eye-opening story written by Mercé Rodoreda.
- Serra Calderona: If you’re looking for an escape from the city and a look at the mountains, head north of Valencia to this natural park. After only an hour drive from Valencia, you can explore this serene mountain range and clear your head.
Don’t throw away any of your time in July; make the most of this summer. That’s it for our agenda this month, but check back at our blog next week for more information on specific areas of the city.
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Your helpValencia team