In this medieval Kingdom of oranges, burning effigies, food fights, paella, beautiful beaches, and exciting nightlife, a rich tapestry of landscape and culture awaits you.Browse property
Move to this beautiful province where medieval history comes to life, and excellent food, fiestas, sport, and culture, fill long halcyon days.
The largest of the three provinces which make up the Comunitat Valenciana (Valencian Community), Valencia Province is situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline. With a subtropical climate and mild winters, Valencia province is an ideal year-round destination. The warm climate is part of the reason that Valencia produces two thirds of all the oranges in Spain, which is itself the largest producer in Europe. In Spring, the heady scent of orange blossoms fills the air; the trees offering up a heaving bounty of sweet Valencia oranges.
Oranges aren’t confined to fields and groves, however. Head over to the province’s capital and namesake, and you will be surrounded by them: in the streets, in the shops, adorning buildings, and enhancing local dishes. Their juice even forms the base of the signature local cocktail, ‘Agua de Valencia’ (Valencian water).
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is the birthplace of paella, though in this area the dish tends to be cooked with rabbit and chicken, drawing its ingredients from woodlands and fields instead of the sea. The city is home to one of the most famous fiestas in Spain, ‘Las Fallas’ (The Fires) – where intricately designed effigies, which take a year to create, are burned before a crowd of delighted revellers. Further inland, you can visit another crazy fiesta, ‘La Tomatina’ – the world’s biggest tomato fight. Yes, you read it right!
The province has a rich history and its medieval past has left marks everywhere: gothic churches, fairytale castles, and winding streets. The province’s Moorish history can be felt in the Lonja de la Seda (Old Silk Market) and the College of the Greater Art of Silk, as Valencia formed part of the silk route and was once one of the leading producers in Spain.
History and culture aren’t the only reasons to consider moving to the province; with 112 km coastline, there are numerous excellent beaches. If you love water sports you will find everything you need in the province, which is renowned for its excellent facilities including jet skiing clubs and yacht charters. Landlubbers aren’t left out either, with golf, cycling, football, horse riding and tennis clubs dotted around the province.