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Valencia & Madrid, two Spanish cities worth knowing!

Two sides of a beautiful country of celebrating the vivid and spectacular Fallas Festival in Valencia as well as soaking up culture, sangria and cooling off in the cosmopolitan haven of Madrid.

by katiejoannabefreeAbout Me:Hello! My name is Katie and I am an open minded, sunny, adventurous youth worker from London, UK. I absolutely love travelling, meeting new people and seeking out adventures to push my comfort zone. I really enjoy helping others along my j... read more

EuropeSpain10 days / March 2018

Highs & Lows

The Fallas Festival in Valencia & the Rooftop pool at Hotel Oscar, Madrid.

Many sites are spread across the two cities so a decent amount of time management & Ubers are necessary to fit everything in.

Itinerary Overview

In March, Valencia hosts one of the worlds most famous and visually striking festivals, Fallas festival. This is the most beautiful time to visit this city as you can immerse yourself in the local culture and have endless entertainment across the 5 main days of the event with an incredible closing ceremony that will remain with you for the rest of your life!

Madrid is a beautiful, vibrant and rich city full of yummy food, beautiful historical sites and here you find the perfect balance of partying, lounging and soaking up the cosmopolitan lifestyle with tropical temperatures. For both cities, I would recommend arriving early to make the most of your stay and creating a bucket list before you arrive to help you navigate the many things to see across the two cities. This is the perfect trip to do with friends or a partner and for those seeking an immersive cultural experience.

  • 5 Nights: Valencia
    Fallas Festival and exploring the surrounding city
  • 5 Nights: Madrid
    Cosmopolitan luxury getaway, relaxation and indulging in local cuisine

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    In terms of Valencia, I would have liked to have spent more time exploring the local beaches and trying more food at local restaurants as for this trip we had a limited budget.

  • How was the food?

    Paella, Sangria, Tapas and ice-cream across both locations are incredible!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Hire bicycles in Valenica, try the local paella, definitely go for either the Fallas Festival or the La Tomatina festival tto see something different!

  • Packing tips?

    Bring suncream for Madrid, a jacket for Valencia as in the evenings during March it can be a bit chilly. bring comfy trainers for both as you will be walking around a lot!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Bicycle is a great way to explore and reduce pollution, metro cards are a more ecomincal way of using public transport.

  • Booking details?

    Airbnb is a great way to really feel like a local immersed in the cities, whilst giving you privacy and the option to keep meals economical by finding an apartment with a well equipped kitchen.

Lodging

  • Airbnb, 'Cosy Apartment in Mislata'- A nice and beautiful home in a quiet neighbourhood of Valencia, close by to the metro station and local supermarket, a very well equipped kitchen and safe location.

  • Airbnb 'La Latina Downtown nice studio': A beautiful apartment for two with modern design, all the amenities you need including a small kitchenette and close to all the central action.