What is going on in Valencia – June 2019 – Tailor made experience

- June 2019 -

Valencia is the new Barcelona

Choose Valencia for an unforgettable reward trip: 3 days / 2 nights - 20 people

You are a fan of Spanish culture but you already know Barcelona and would like to surprise your employees! Have you thought of Valencia? Human-sized city by the sea, the beautiful city of Valencia has many secrets to reveal to you!

Day 1 - Check in & local discoveries

Art and photography are the link between all the establishments of the young hotel chain One Shot, however, each hotel is different and special from the others! One Shot Hotel Palacio Reina Victoria is no exception! Located in the center of Valencia, near the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the elegant hotel offers spacious and tastefully decorated rooms.

Valencia Cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Llotja de Seda or Silk Lodge are less than a 10-minute walk away, and Colon and Xativa Metro Stations are a 5-minute walk away, allowing direct access to Valencia Airport in less than 20 minutes.
The quality of its facilities and its great accessibility make it one of our favorites in Valencia!

Visit “Like a Friend” to unravel the mystery of the local culture after lunch at the hotel, begin your stay with an authentic and uninhibited tour with a local to discover the city off the beaten tracks! Back to the hotel to freshen up, then head to a pretty beachfront restaurant for the first dinner.

Day 2 - Nature, architecture and exceptional evening

Departure in the morning for a nature trip to the Albufera Natural Park. Program: visit the island El Palmar, the village and its ethnological museum, walk through the rice fields, and visit a Barraca (typical of the area). End this getaway with a nice boat ride on the lake before joining a local restaurant for lunch.

Overall, a perfect breakaway to breath fresh air and discover a surprising place, a short ride away from Valencia, and yet so different!
Back to Valencia for a trip to the future with a visit of the City of Arts and Sciences, a real showcase of world architecture! After the visit, time to experience Valencia differently… Go up the highest rooftop of Valencia to eat delicious tapas and enjoy the best view of the city!  and will allow your team to have an exceptional evening!

Day 3 – (Re)discovery of the Paella and transfer to the airport

Cycling this time, you will discover the surroundings of the city. Cross the fields strewn with Barracas and typical houses before reaching your destination where a renowned chef awaits you to reveal all the secrets of the real Valenciana paella! Begin with a walk in his garden to pick fresh products, then head to the kitchen for a traditional cooking class.

Complete this immersion tasting the best valenciana paella! This little trip will also offer the opportunity to visit a traditional barraca.

10 good reasons to go to Valencia in June!

Shopping: SHOPENING NIGHT

Thursday, June 6th - If you haven't gone shopping when you're visiting, you have no idea what you're missing... Take advantage of València's “Shopping Night”! The favourite day for Valencians and visitors to enjoy the benefits of local shops when the weather is no longer so hot. You will find special promotions, food tastings, music and a wide range of activities. Over 200 stores are participating for the 15th edition, an initiative born to highlight the significance of the retail and local trade sector. The stores will extend their opening hours to midnight to give people the chance to experience the latest fashion trends and to shop in a relaxed and different atmosphere. Free

Festival: FESTIVAL DES ARTS SCENIQUES TERCERA SETMANA

From May 25th to June 17th - The Tercera Setmana Performing Arts Festival celebrates its third year with the aim of converting the Region of Valencia into the destination of choice for lovers of performing arts. In short, over 30 performances will be staged in theatres and other venues as well as on the street The focus of this year’s festival goes beyond just programming the shows and extends to various joint productions and workshops. A unique opportunity! Another of the festival’s key aspects is Connexions, a section dedicated to industry professionals, which offers three days of seminars and talks by major dramatists whose work has featured at top festivals, and this year includes the playwright and theatre
director Sergio Blanco. Prices vary

Experience: GUIDED VISIT WITH REHEARSAL AT PALAU DE LES ARTS

June 17th at 3.30pm – Lucia Di Lammermoor As well as the usual shows and concerts, Palau de les Arts also offers other special events that allow you to live unique experiences, such as visiting the rehearsals of the current operas. You can enjoy 30 privileged minutes from the seats in the main hall and then learn more on a guided visit about musical and architectural aspects of this important building by Calatrava. If there are no open rehearsals when you visit Valencia, you can still enjoy the guided visits around Palau de les Arts that are organised a few times a day for €10.90 for adults and €8.50 at the
reduced rate. Price: 16€

Concert: A LAKE OF CONCERTS : LIVE MUSIC IN THE SUMMER AFTERNOONS

Fridays 14th and 21st of June - Would you like to enjoy an amazing free concert in a spectacular setting? The Berklee music school once again collaborates with the City of Arts and Sciences in an initiative aimed at promoting the diffusion of free high quality music in the city. This musical event is aimed at everyone, perfect for enjoying with friends or family during your holiday in Valencia! Berklee’s student bands perform jazz, jazz fusion, R&B, soul, pop and Latin music. How’s that for a perfect evening?
Free

Market: L’ESCURAETA MARKET

Every Sunday from the 12th to the 23rd of June, from 9am to 9pm - From the second Sunday in May to Corpus Sunday is the return of L’Escuraeta, a handcrafts market, where you’ll be able to buy Valencian ceramics, cooking utensils and earthenware dishes, characteristic of traditional Valencian cooking. Its origins go back to the times of Jaume I, and it is one of Valencia’s oldest markets. Free

Circus : CIRQUE DU SOLEIL : KOOZA

May 30th to June 26th - Antigua Estacion el Grau Magic will fill Valencia in June at Avinguda de L'Enginyer Manuel Soto de Valencia. Welcome to Cirque du Soleil...Welcome to KOOZA! More than 50 circus professionals, such as acrobats, singers, musicians and actors, will offer a unique show for circus lovers. An experience you cannot miss. Directed by David Shiner, this show will make quite the impression and will be an experience you will never forget. Price: from 38,95€

Parade : Pride Festival

Saturday, June 29th at 7.30pm The LGBT Pride March will take to the streets of Valencia on Saturday 29 June at 19:30, leaving from Puerta del Mar and ending in Plaza del Ayuntamiento. After the march it’s time for the Pride Festival. Be there at 21:30 in Plaza del Ayuntamiento for a show packed with artists bringing music and colour until three in the morning. Join in Valencia pride! Free

Exhibition : HARRY POTTER : THE EXHIBITION

Until July 7th - After its amazing success in Madrid with over half a million visitors, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is now back. Valencia will be the second city in Spain to host the exhibition on its European tour. It will be the only city in Spain to host it in 2019. If you have always dreamt about studying at Hogwarts, you will be able to enjoy over 1,500 m2 full of scenes based on the decoration from the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry. The exhibition includes some of the post popular elements of the series, including the Gryffindor common room and bedrooms, the potion or herbology classrooms or the forbidden forest. The exhibition will be open from 13th April to 7th July at the City of Arts and Sciences.
Buy your tickets here! You can also buy combined tickets to access
the exhibition, the Science Museum or Hemisfèric. Price: from 16,90€

Tradition : THE WATER COURT

Every Thursday - Visit Valencia Cathedral on any Thursday at 12:00 (except public holidays) to witness a centuries-old tradition which takes place at the Door of the Apostles: the Water Court. Designated as an intangible cultural heritage asset in 2009, the Water Court of the plain of Valencia is the oldest law court in Europe. The session consists of eight democratically elected farmers (who still dress in the black smocks traditionally worn by Valencia's fruit and vegetable growers), who sit in a circle (on 17th century chairs) and impart justice with a curious public audience looking on. Their decisions are binding, and must be complied with. Free

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