Guidebook for Valencia

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Guidebook for Valencia

Arts & Culture

Architectural highlight of Gandia - A beautifully preserved palace, steeped in history and well worth the €6 admission. The Ducal Palace of Gandia was, from the 14th century, the residence of the Royal Dukes of Gandía, and from 1485, the Borja family. It was the birthplace of Sant Francis Borja. At the heart and soul of Gandia. Lots of cafes and bars/restaurants within a couple of minutes walk of the palace as it is close to the main Gandia shopping streets- the Calle Mayor. Excellent clean toilets. The Palau closes for siesta from 13.30 -16.00. If you need car parking there is an underground pay car park close by at the end of Carrer Canonge Noguera.
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Palau Ducal Dels Borja
1 Carrer del Duc Alfons el Vell
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Architectural highlight of Gandia - A beautifully preserved palace, steeped in history and well worth the €6 admission. The Ducal Palace of Gandia was, from the 14th century, the residence of the Royal Dukes of Gandía, and from 1485, the Borja family. It was the birthplace of Sant Francis Borja. At the heart and soul of Gandia. Lots of cafes and bars/restaurants within a couple of minutes walk of the palace as it is close to the main Gandia shopping streets- the Calle Mayor. Excellent clean toilets. The Palau closes for siesta from 13.30 -16.00. If you need car parking there is an underground pay car park close by at the end of Carrer Canonge Noguera.
The museum shows the history of the 'Faller' festival. Fantastic displays and worth a visit (about one hour). The best part is that you have a tour guide and everything is explained to you and there are also interactive parts such as the mascaletas (fireworks) and music. It introduces the diverse elements of the fallas and the people who are a part of it, including builders, sculptors, designers, as well as the music, the clothing, and fireworks. Great for the whole family. Nice cafe.
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Museu Faller de Gandia
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The museum shows the history of the 'Faller' festival. Fantastic displays and worth a visit (about one hour). The best part is that you have a tour guide and everything is explained to you and there are also interactive parts such as the mascaletas (fireworks) and music. It introduces the diverse elements of the fallas and the people who are a part of it, including builders, sculptors, designers, as well as the music, the clothing, and fireworks. Great for the whole family. Nice cafe.

Parks & Nature

Had enough of hanging out at the beach and the pool? Looking for a relaxing time in nature? This marsh with walks, lakes with turtles, ducks, geese and other birds. It is well-maintained area. Happy to recommend this for a peaceful afternoon with the family.
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Centro de interpretación Marjal de Gandia
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Had enough of hanging out at the beach and the pool? Looking for a relaxing time in nature? This marsh with walks, lakes with turtles, ducks, geese and other birds. It is well-maintained area. Happy to recommend this for a peaceful afternoon with the family.
BEACHES (PLAYA) IN GANDIA: Gandia has many beaches (11 km). The sand is golden and the sea is beautiful. The beaches have been awarded BLUE FLAG and only a short drive away. Clean toilets and showers available at the beach. Easy access to the shops. Street parking is free until June 15th, the start of the season. Can become a little busy during the peak season. LA PLAYA NORTE: It is the most important beach of Gandia, since it probably has the most facilities and services. Has a beautiful promenade. PLAYA CAN: This beach is a part of the Playa de l’Ahuir and allows dogs. PLAYA DE VENECIA: Small but lovely sand beach. PLAYA RAFALCAID: This is an excellent beach for kitesurfing.
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Platja de Gandia
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BEACHES (PLAYA) IN GANDIA: Gandia has many beaches (11 km). The sand is golden and the sea is beautiful. The beaches have been awarded BLUE FLAG and only a short drive away. Clean toilets and showers available at the beach. Easy access to the shops. Street parking is free until June 15th, the start of the season. Can become a little busy during the peak season. LA PLAYA NORTE: It is the most important beach of Gandia, since it probably has the most facilities and services. Has a beautiful promenade. PLAYA CAN: This beach is a part of the Playa de l’Ahuir and allows dogs. PLAYA DE VENECIA: Small but lovely sand beach. PLAYA RAFALCAID: This is an excellent beach for kitesurfing.
If you are looking for less busy beaches you will find these here. Oliva is where the Spanish go on holiday and is less touristy. The beaches are never very busy. Terranova beach in Oliva is one of our favourites. It has long soft white sandy beaches.
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Playa de Oliva
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If you are looking for less busy beaches you will find these here. Oliva is where the Spanish go on holiday and is less touristy. The beaches are never very busy. Terranova beach in Oliva is one of our favourites. It has long soft white sandy beaches.

Food Scene

Restaurant Bar Carril in Marchuquera. Great place to go for a real Spanish dinner. Real local restaurant with home cooked food. Walking distance to Villa La Palma. For a real Spanish experience we recommend this restaurant.
Bar Carril
10 Diseminado Marchuquera
Restaurant Bar Carril in Marchuquera. Great place to go for a real Spanish dinner. Real local restaurant with home cooked food. Walking distance to Villa La Palma. For a real Spanish experience we recommend this restaurant.
For a fine dining experience visit La Gastrocasa Restaurante. Speciality is Fresh seafood. This is a hotel but it does cater to non residents. Worth a visit. Reservation recommended. Tel: +34 960 60 80 54
Hotel La Gastrocasa - Adults Only
9 Carrer de la Fotja
For a fine dining experience visit La Gastrocasa Restaurante. Speciality is Fresh seafood. This is a hotel but it does cater to non residents. Worth a visit. Reservation recommended. Tel: +34 960 60 80 54
Some of our favourite restaurants are in the old city centre of Gandia on the city square (Placa Major | Esquina Ayuntamiento). This is next to the church and the old town hall. Some of the restaurants are very popular so making a reservation is sometimes needed. There are many very good restaurants available in Gandia. A typical dish of the region is fideuà where noodles substitute rice and are cooked with fish and shellfish.
Plaça Major
Some of our favourite restaurants are in the old city centre of Gandia on the city square (Placa Major | Esquina Ayuntamiento). This is next to the church and the old town hall. Some of the restaurants are very popular so making a reservation is sometimes needed. There are many very good restaurants available in Gandia. A typical dish of the region is fideuà where noodles substitute rice and are cooked with fish and shellfish.
Very good Spanish tapas. Avallier is on a side street in Gandia Town. It is a little cafe with tables indoors. Very reasonably priced. Worth a visit. Tel: +34 962 95 13 55
Avallier
15 Carrer Vallier
Very good Spanish tapas. Avallier is on a side street in Gandia Town. It is a little cafe with tables indoors. Very reasonably priced. Worth a visit. Tel: +34 962 95 13 55
A very good range of tapas, beautifully prepared and served. Very reasonable prices. Reservation needed: +34 666 22 60 73
Restaurante 5 sentidos
9 Carrer Sant Ponç
A very good range of tapas, beautifully prepared and served. Very reasonable prices. Reservation needed: +34 666 22 60 73
A small restaurant. Slightly pricey food. Serves a very good lunch. +34 962 86 73 18
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Restaurante Telero
7 Carrer Sant Ponç
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A small restaurant. Slightly pricey food. Serves a very good lunch. +34 962 86 73 18
Great variety of food and all freshly cooked. Good selection of wines. Prices reasonable for the high quality offered. Nice atmosphere. Tel: +34 962 84 21 76
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Restaurante Chef Amadeo
17 Carrer Mallorca
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Great variety of food and all freshly cooked. Good selection of wines. Prices reasonable for the high quality offered. Nice atmosphere. Tel: +34 962 84 21 76

Sightseeing

Passeig de les Germanies is a particularly interesting part of town. This is a tree lined promenade with fountains and benches; the bridge at the eastern end of the Passeig crosses the river bed over to the area where the weekly Saturday morning market is held.
Passeig de les Germanies
Passeig de les Germanies is a particularly interesting part of town. This is a tree lined promenade with fountains and benches; the bridge at the eastern end of the Passeig crosses the river bed over to the area where the weekly Saturday morning market is held.
Collegiate Basilica of Santa Maria of Gandia also known as La Seu build started in the 14th Century it is Gothic style and well worth a visit.
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Collegiate Basilica of Gandia
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Collegiate Basilica of Santa Maria of Gandia also known as La Seu build started in the 14th Century it is Gothic style and well worth a visit.
This monastery is very close to Villa La Palma – nice bike ride or a long walk. The Royal Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba Alfauir with the building dating back to 1388 it is one of the most prestigious Monasteries in the Valencian region. It is now open to the public through an agreement with the Valencian government. You will find open-air concerts announced at the gate of the monestary. Tours can also be booked for groups.
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Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba
Salida 35 Autovía Gandía-L’Ollería (CV-60)
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This monastery is very close to Villa La Palma – nice bike ride or a long walk. The Royal Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba Alfauir with the building dating back to 1388 it is one of the most prestigious Monasteries in the Valencian region. It is now open to the public through an agreement with the Valencian government. You will find open-air concerts announced at the gate of the monestary. Tours can also be booked for groups.
In the southern part of the Playa Norte you can find the harbour, “real Club Náutico”. On warm summer nights there is great atmosphere. Besides this, it is nice to go to the promenade which leads to the lighthouse or "faro", from where you have an superb view over the coastline of Gandia and you can see the boats entering the harbour. Between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM the fishermen enter.
Real Club Náutico de Gandía
S/N Paseo Marítim Neptu
In the southern part of the Playa Norte you can find the harbour, “real Club Náutico”. On warm summer nights there is great atmosphere. Besides this, it is nice to go to the promenade which leads to the lighthouse or "faro", from where you have an superb view over the coastline of Gandia and you can see the boats entering the harbour. Between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM the fishermen enter.
This is a very pretty town with lovely shops and cafes on tree-lined streets. Denia is around 30 minutes away from Villa La Palma.
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Dénia
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This is a very pretty town with lovely shops and cafes on tree-lined streets. Denia is around 30 minutes away from Villa La Palma.
Valencia is only a short drive away. Suggest you visit the town centre. There are many shops museums and churches, including the Central Market and the famous church Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.
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Valencia
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Valencia is only a short drive away. Suggest you visit the town centre. There are many shops museums and churches, including the Central Market and the famous church Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir.

Getting Around

Valencia airport is the closest airport to Villa La Palma 60 KM. Several car rental companies are based at the airport. Car rental is essential when staying at the villa. Public transport is not possible. We also do not recommend using a taxi.
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Міжнародний аеропорт Валенсія
s/n Carretera del Aeropuerto
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Valencia airport is the closest airport to Villa La Palma 60 KM. Several car rental companies are based at the airport. Car rental is essential when staying at the villa. Public transport is not possible. We also do not recommend using a taxi.
Alicante Airport is also within easy reach of Villa La Palma. We suggest you rent a car here or at Valencia airport. A car is essential when staying at Villa La Palma.
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Аеропорт Аліканте-Ельче
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Alicante Airport is also within easy reach of Villa La Palma. We suggest you rent a car here or at Valencia airport. A car is essential when staying at Villa La Palma.

Essentials

Carrefour - Very big shop that has everything you need. Just a 10 minute drive away from Villa La Palma. In high season this shop is sometimes open on a Sunday.
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Carrefour
1 Avinguda de Blasco Ibáñez
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Carrefour - Very big shop that has everything you need. Just a 10 minute drive away from Villa La Palma. In high season this shop is sometimes open on a Sunday.
Lidl - Just a 10 minute drive away from Villa La Palma. Close to Carrefour.
Lidl 3034 Gandía
41 Avinguda de la Vital
Lidl - Just a 10 minute drive away from Villa La Palma. Close to Carrefour.

Shopping

Worth a visit is the “Grao de Gandia”, because there you can find the authentic fisher- and beach neighbourhoods. Grau de Gandia is the beach shopping area of Gandia.
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Grau de Gandia
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Worth a visit is the “Grao de Gandia”, because there you can find the authentic fisher- and beach neighbourhoods. Grau de Gandia is the beach shopping area of Gandia.
Calle Mayor: An ancient street that forms the shopping and social center of Gandia, together with the Palau Ducal. You will find a good variety of shops here. Along, shopping street lots benches and terraces for those less interested in shopping. (Address: on Carrer Major, 32, 46701 Gandía).
Carrer Major
Calle Mayor: An ancient street that forms the shopping and social center of Gandia, together with the Palau Ducal. You will find a good variety of shops here. Along, shopping street lots benches and terraces for those less interested in shopping. (Address: on Carrer Major, 32, 46701 Gandía).