Guidebook for Montserrat & Valencia

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Guidebook for Montserrat & Valencia

Food Scene

Authentic chinese food, either eat in or takeaway. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Locals usually eat from 7pm onwards,.
Fonda Xinesa
22 Avinguda d'Europa
Authentic chinese food, either eat in or takeaway. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Locals usually eat from 7pm onwards,.
Michellin Starred tapas restaurant (in the city near La Malvarossa beach) renowned for its quality and price. Book well in advance (a week) or you wont get in.
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Casa Montaña
69 Carrer de Josep Benlliure
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Michellin Starred tapas restaurant (in the city near La Malvarossa beach) renowned for its quality and price. Book well in advance (a week) or you wont get in.
Fresh pastries, coffee and pizza!
Pastisseria El Dolcet
1A Carrer Dr. Peset Aleixandre
Fresh pastries, coffee and pizza!
Bar Jardín Monserrat
68 Camí la Vereda
Love this place! The lunchtime Menu del Dia is fantastic value for money only 9 euros per person, 3 course menu including a drink.
Bar Restaurante la Picaeta SL
11 Calle Les Germaníes
Love this place! The lunchtime Menu del Dia is fantastic value for money only 9 euros per person, 3 course menu including a drink.
Great food for that special occasion.
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Restaurante Casa Diego
74 Carrer Jaume I
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Great food for that special occasion.
Good menu of the day, however no English spoken here.
Castell dels Sorells
Good menu of the day, however no English spoken here.
Excellent paella served here with friendly hosts
restaurante masia pavia
Excellent paella served here with friendly hosts

Entertainment & Activities

The City of Arts and Science is a must see for those visiting Valencia. There is the Oceanographics Centre which has the most amazing sea life and aquarium, well worth visiting. The museum and 3D Cinema are ok, but Oceanographics a must see.
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Акваріум Океанографік
1B Carrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera
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The City of Arts and Science is a must see for those visiting Valencia. There is the Oceanographics Centre which has the most amazing sea life and aquarium, well worth visiting. The museum and 3D Cinema are ok, but Oceanographics a must see.
3 km of beautiful sandy beach.
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Playa de la Malvarrosa (Valencia)
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3 km of beautiful sandy beach.

Shopping

Local village, 2 supermarkets, chinese takeaway, green grocers, chemist, barber shop, pastry shop, butchers, 4 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 laundrettes, garden centre, beauty salon, chinese discount shops, weekly Tuesday market.
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Монсеррат
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Local village, 2 supermarkets, chinese takeaway, green grocers, chemist, barber shop, pastry shop, butchers, 4 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 laundrettes, garden centre, beauty salon, chinese discount shops, weekly Tuesday market.
This great modernist building was designed in 1914, although the Central Market was not inaugurated until 1928. It consists of a ground floor with columns and vaults with a brick base and a basement. Both floors are organised into straight alleys, crossed by two main lanes along which the 959 stalls are set. The ceramic covered partitions along with the stone, wood, and the colourful glasswork make the building an excellent example of the modernist architecture of the time.
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The Central Market of Valencia
s/n Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges
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This great modernist building was designed in 1914, although the Central Market was not inaugurated until 1928. It consists of a ground floor with columns and vaults with a brick base and a basement. Both floors are organised into straight alleys, crossed by two main lanes along which the 959 stalls are set. The ceramic covered partitions along with the stone, wood, and the colourful glasswork make the building an excellent example of the modernist architecture of the time.
One of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city. It was built in 1914 by Francisco de Mora y Berenguer. It is an open, circular area occupying the whole block and brings to mind the old awnings of the traditional market places. An important restoration project, working on the structure, brickwork, ceramic work and wood has returned the market to its former glory; the trencadís that decorates the original entrance is of special interest. The market is a city meeting point with its colourful, Valencian façade reminiscent of the modernist designs of Gaudí.
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Colón
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One of the most emblematic modernist buildings in the city. It was built in 1914 by Francisco de Mora y Berenguer. It is an open, circular area occupying the whole block and brings to mind the old awnings of the traditional market places. An important restoration project, working on the structure, brickwork, ceramic work and wood has returned the market to its former glory; the trencadís that decorates the original entrance is of special interest. The market is a city meeting point with its colourful, Valencian façade reminiscent of the modernist designs of Gaudí.
Commercial area full of restaurants and top end retailers, also a cinema and bowling alley.
Bonaire
Commercial area full of restaurants and top end retailers, also a cinema and bowling alley.

Arts & Culture

Beautiful cathedral of Valencia, which claims to house the Holy Grail which has been carbon dated to the same period. This was recently shown on ITV's Costa Del Celebrity, with Nick Owen, Ann Diamond, Ainsley Harriot etc.
Valencia Cathedral
Beautiful cathedral of Valencia, which claims to house the Holy Grail which has been carbon dated to the same period. This was recently shown on ITV's Costa Del Celebrity, with Nick Owen, Ann Diamond, Ainsley Harriot etc.
The Lonja is an emblematic building of the city and one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in July1931 and was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1996. The Lonja is located in the centre of the city - in front of the Central Market and the Temple of Santos Juanes - and occupies a rectangular area of 1.990 square metres. At the end of the 13th century, as a result of the prosperity in Valencia at the time, the old Lonja became insufficient and it was decided to build a new Exchange. The first stone was laid in 1492, although the construction was started a year later. Pere Compte, a Valencian engineer an
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Лонха-де-ла-Седа
2 Carrer de la Llotja
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The Lonja is an emblematic building of the city and one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe. It was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in July1931 and was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1996. The Lonja is located in the centre of the city - in front of the Central Market and the Temple of Santos Juanes - and occupies a rectangular area of 1.990 square metres. At the end of the 13th century, as a result of the prosperity in Valencia at the time, the old Lonja became insufficient and it was decided to build a new Exchange. The first stone was laid in 1492, although the construction was started a year later. Pere Compte, a Valencian engineer an
Under the supervision of Pere Balaguer, construction began in 1392. The towers were designed to be defensive structures at one of the busiest city gates. They were saved from demolition when the city walls were knocked down in 1865 and used as a prison for the nobility between 1586 and 1887. The back of the towers have been opened so that the pointed arches and the vaulted domes can now be seen from the Plaza de los Fueros. The Towers represent an excellent example of gothic architecture.
Serranos Towers
31 Carrer dels Serrans
Under the supervision of Pere Balaguer, construction began in 1392. The towers were designed to be defensive structures at one of the busiest city gates. They were saved from demolition when the city walls were knocked down in 1865 and used as a prison for the nobility between 1586 and 1887. The back of the towers have been opened so that the pointed arches and the vaulted domes can now be seen from the Plaza de los Fueros. The Towers represent an excellent example of gothic architecture.
The Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir has recently been restored, revealing a pictorial display that experts have called the Valencian "Sistine Chapel". It is amongst the first twelve Christian parish churches in the city of Valencia following the reconquest of Jaume I in 1238. Erected as a parish church around 1242, it was remodelled at the initiative of the Borja family in the Gothic style between 1419 and 1455, with the Gothic rib vault contracting in the central nave. Between 1690 and 1693, the interior was recoated with Baroque decoration and fresco paintings of scenes of the life of San Nicolás de Bari (Saint Nicholas) and San Pedro Mártir.
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Church of San Nicolás
33-35 Carrer dels Cavallers
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The Church of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir has recently been restored, revealing a pictorial display that experts have called the Valencian "Sistine Chapel". It is amongst the first twelve Christian parish churches in the city of Valencia following the reconquest of Jaume I in 1238. Erected as a parish church around 1242, it was remodelled at the initiative of the Borja family in the Gothic style between 1419 and 1455, with the Gothic rib vault contracting in the central nave. Between 1690 and 1693, the interior was recoated with Baroque decoration and fresco paintings of scenes of the life of San Nicolás de Bari (Saint Nicholas) and San Pedro Mártir.
The design of Palace goes back to 1418. This rectangular building was originally built as a tax office for the Crown. It is flanked by two turrets, while the lower central part set in between gives an impression of unity. Work began in 1421, using a late gothic style. Between 1481 and 1520, the splendid gothic courtyard was enlarged, the Chapel was started and the façade on the Plaza de Manises was built by the architects Pere Compte and Joan Guiverro. The renaissance turret designed by Joan Corbera was finished in 1521. From that period until 1940, when the new turret was built, no other work of importance took place. The new turret was finished in 1952 and the design by architect Luis Albe
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Palau de la Generalitat
2 Calle Caballeros
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The design of Palace goes back to 1418. This rectangular building was originally built as a tax office for the Crown. It is flanked by two turrets, while the lower central part set in between gives an impression of unity. Work began in 1421, using a late gothic style. Between 1481 and 1520, the splendid gothic courtyard was enlarged, the Chapel was started and the façade on the Plaza de Manises was built by the architects Pere Compte and Joan Guiverro. The renaissance turret designed by Joan Corbera was finished in 1521. From that period until 1940, when the new turret was built, no other work of importance took place. The new turret was finished in 1952 and the design by architect Luis Albe
Designed by National Architecture Award winner José María de Paredes, the Palau was inaugurated on the 25th April 1987 and since then has become one of the most emblematic buildings of the city and it is considered to be among the most important concert halls in Europe. An enormous glass dome that runs parallel to the Turia river-bed Park provides the main entrance. The exterior ambience penetrates the interior; the green areas flourish in the foyer while the great glass waterfall seems to pour into the pool, specially designed by Ricardo Bofill.
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Palau de la Música de València
30 Passeig de l'Albereda
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Designed by National Architecture Award winner José María de Paredes, the Palau was inaugurated on the 25th April 1987 and since then has become one of the most emblematic buildings of the city and it is considered to be among the most important concert halls in Europe. An enormous glass dome that runs parallel to the Turia river-bed Park provides the main entrance. The exterior ambience penetrates the interior; the green areas flourish in the foyer while the great glass waterfall seems to pour into the pool, specially designed by Ricardo Bofill.

Sightseeing

Built by Pere Bonfill, who was inspired by the Castell Nuovo towers in Naples, the Quart Towers represent a good example of late Gothic military constructions. They were conceived as defensive gates for the city and until 1874 were known as the Torres de la Cal (The Limestone Towers), since the limestone that came into the city had to come in through these gates. The back of the towers was opened to allow a view of the inside. It was the women´s prison for some time.
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Торрес де Кварт
1 Plaça de Santa Úrsula
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Built by Pere Bonfill, who was inspired by the Castell Nuovo towers in Naples, the Quart Towers represent a good example of late Gothic military constructions. They were conceived as defensive gates for the city and until 1874 were known as the Torres de la Cal (The Limestone Towers), since the limestone that came into the city had to come in through these gates. The back of the towers was opened to allow a view of the inside. It was the women´s prison for some time.

Drinks & Nightlife

Pub El Que Faltava
24 Carrer Jaume I
Giallo Pub
15 Av. de Jaume l
Bar La Mina
Lovely wine bar/pub with an upmarket music themed feel.
Beer&muth
8 Carrer del País Valencià
Lovely wine bar/pub with an upmarket music themed feel.

Parks & Nature

Small recreation area for small children.
Plaça de la Constitució
Small recreation area for small children.
A must play on the Giant Gulliver!
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Gulliver park
s/n Jardín del Turia
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A must play on the Giant Gulliver!
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Valencia Bioparc
3 Av. Pío Baroja
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