It’s about that time when we officially say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! Valencia is wonderful in the springtime – it’s fresh, it’s comfortable, and it’s full of beauty. If you’re considering a trip to Valencia, or a study abroad experience, spring is a great choice!
Here’s why we think you’ll fall in love with springtime in Valencia!
Spring is possibly the best time to visit Valencia in terms of the climate. We get approximately 300 sunny days per year in Valencia but spring is a time when the sunny days are just perfect! It’s the best season to enjoy the sun without needing to wear a winter coat or, without sweating all day because of the heat and humidity in the summer months!
Day trips, long car rides to distant towns, hiking in the mountains or even trips to the beach are awesome in springtime thanks to the cool and fresh Valencia weather.
As you know, springtime is full of blooming and in Valencia there are several urban parks and green areas where you can enjoy this natural beauty. Jardín del Túria, Parc Central, Jardines del Real, Parque de Cabecera or the amazing Jardines de Monforte are some of our top locations for you to go out and enjoy this season!
The orange blossom is also beautiful to see and smell in the spring! It has an amazing aroma and the orange blossom is all around the city in March and April time. In fact, this coastline is called the Costa de Azahar! Azahar is the name of the small white flower that blooms on the orange trees, so it is literally known as the ‘orange blossom coast’!
If you are one of those brave souls who likes swimming in cold water, spring is the perfect time for you to visit the beach. Local swimmers and water sports enthusiasts love the springtime and you’ll see the Mediterranean come to life via sailing, surfing, sea swimming, stand up paddle and more!
There are not many tourists on the beach during these next few months, and locals typically don’t get in the sea just yet either. We prefer to have a walk along the “Paseo Marítimo” and the “Marina de Valencia”. Whatever you choose, the coastline is spectacular during springtime.
Valencia loves to celebrate Easter. One of the traditional activities for Easter in Valencia is to eat the mona with friends and relatives. Mona is a sweet cake served with a boiled egg or a chocolate egg in the middle. People usually go to nature reserves or parks to have a picnic and enjoy the mona! (of course, this year may differ due to the pandemic restrictions). If restrictions do halt your travel plans this Easter, going to one of the green areas mentioned above is a great option anyway.
Semana Santa Marinera
Unfortunately this year there won’t be any Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations in Spain. The most well-known of these around the world is the Semana Santa de Sevilla, but the Semana Santa Marinera celebrated in Valencia has its own charm too!
More than 30 brotherhoods dress in their traditional costumes, alongside religious leaders, and they hold processions through the district of “El Cabanyal”. It is a timeless tradition. Although the processions will not take place in 2021, you can still visit the Semana Santa Marinera museum in Valencia and view their Easter exhibitions.
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