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Trip to Valencia – Battle of the Flowers – July 28 – 29

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What and where is Valencia?

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and among the liveliest and most dynamic cities in Spain. Valencia is known for its long history, its architecture and its well-known Valencian paella.

You can go to the beach and swim, walk through the Cabecera Park which was built on top of a dried river, and taste the authentic local Valencian paella.

More than a million marigold fly through the air at the traditional Battle of the Flowers on 28th of July. Elaborately decorated floats pass up and down the Paseo de la Alameda in the city center, as crowds throw flowers at their occupants.

Time and day

07:15

We meet at 07:15
in Plaza Espanya between the two towers.

July 28-29, 2019

This is an excellent one-day trip.

Meeting point: Plaza Espanya between the two Towers

meeting point-plaza-espanya-barcelona

How much is it?

non-Studentfy Card Holders / Erasmus

35 €

Studentfy Card holders

32€

What does the price include?

Private bus

The private bus is going to take you from Barcelona to Valencia and back to Barcelona

Private Guide

Walking tour in Valencia with a professional guide

Plan

The trip begins on Sunday, July 28 at 07:15 and ends on Monday, July 29 at 02:00.

  • 07:15: Meeting point in Plaza Espanya between the two towers
  • 07:30: The Bus will move (BE ON TIME!!!) (there will be a 30-minute breakfast stop on the way)
  • 12:15: Arrive in Valencia next to “City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia”
  • 12:15 to 14:15: Walking tour with professional guide: Plaza of the Virgen, Catedral, Plaza of the Reina, Plaza del Patriarca, Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, Plaza Redonda, Lonja and Mercado central. 
  • 14:15 to 18:30: Free time to enjoy the “City of Arts” & the beach of Valencia
  • 18:30 to 22:00: Free time to enjoy the city and “The Battle of the Flowers”

Elaborately decorated floats pass up and down the Paseo de la Alameda in the city centre, as crowds throw flowers at their occupants.
They in turn attempt to defend themselves with tennis rackets and other improvised shields, whilst returning fire with more orange and yellow blossoms.

The flowers are grown in fields around the city especially for the celebration and the floats are designed and decorated in the famous Valencian style of Las Fallas, with incredible sculptures and passengers in colourful traditional costumes.

  • 22:00: Meet again where the bus left us
  • 02:00: Arrive in Barcelona

* Discovering Valencia: you can start from the Ciudad de las Artes and walk around the exteriors of the impressive buildings there like the Opera House, Planetarium, Science Museum and bridges, all designed by the top international architect, Santiago Calatrava. Then you can go to historic city centre which is one of the largest in Europe. Plaza of the Virgen, Catedral, Plaza of the Reina, Plaza del Patriarca, Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, Plaza Redonda, Lonja and Mercado central.

Recommendations

– It’s almost impossible to stop the bus if someone needs to use the bathroom. Please use the bathroom before the bus moves.
– Wear comfortable clothes and towels if you want to go to the beach
– Bring light snacks if you wish
– Give the Valencian paella a try

Photo Credit: https://for91days.com/blog/2018/08/14/flower-battle-valencia-2018-batalla-de-flores/

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This trip is organized and run by Viajes University and brought to you by Studentfy.

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