After many visits to the beautiful city of Valencia, Daphne and Wouter decided to stay. As it's not easy to find a job, because of the crisis, they go for plan B: a trip around the world. Like if it's meant to be they receive a call from the owner of the B&B ABCyou if they are interested to run the place. And that is the beginning of their adventure in Valencia. Their journey.ABCyou
"Valencia is a vibrant, Mediterranean city with beautiful architecture, from the historic to the vanguard, distinct neighborhoods each with their own charm and character, miles of sandy beaches and an enticing cultural and entertainment agenda, Valencia offers something for all".ABCyou
WANDER AND SEE
"Valencia’s Old Town is home to some of the key tourist attractions such as the lively and colourful Mercado Central, the Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart and the former silk exchange La Lonja but this doesn’t mean that it has lost its authenticity. Make sure you take some time to wander a little further into the back streets of El Carmen to take in the quirky mixture of former palaces, Roman, Gothic and Arabic buildings, abandoned urban spaces slowly being revitalized and adorned with urban street art, plant ﬁlled balconies, traditional shops and trendy boutiques as well as bars and cafes tucked away in winding side streets and squares. You can also check out the modern art museum IVAM or the Museo Centro del Carmen, a cultural centre and museum housed in a beautiful former convent."
OUR FAVORITES RESTAURANTS
"ABCyou is located between the areas LEixample and Ruzafa. In these two neighborhoods you will find many nice restaurants & bars.
Ruzafa is developing very fast and new restaurants appear every month, a lot of new places definitely worth visiting!"
The chef of this restaurant is owner of a Michelin star, but this is the affordable option. Tip: try the 9 different dishes. Carrer del Mestre Josep Serrano 5 | +34 963 74 05 09
Lovely little fish dishes, a lot to choose from and surprisingly detail: everything is served out of a can. Very nice atmosphere! Literato Azorín 18 | +34 963 22 44 42
The place to go to when you want something else as tapas.. Delicious, affordable Japanese bites.Calle Pedro III el Grande, 13 | +34 963 11 94 29
La Mas Bonita
A cozy beach club with a terrace at the street side and a beautiful tropical courtyard. Paseo Maritimo de La Patacona,11 Alboraya | +34 963 23 64 00
Small restaurant in El Carmen, they serve international dishes. If the weather aloud's it you can enjoy their wonderful terrace at the square behind the restaurant. Calle Alta 30 | +34 963 15 52 26
THE BEST BREAKFAST & COFFEE SPOTS
A coffee bar ran by owned sisters. Carrer de Buenos Aires, 3 | +34 963 22 54 13
Dulce de Leche
A must when visiting Ruzafa, perfect for breakfast or lunch with good coffee. Beautiful decorated. Don't forget to visit the gift shop Simple in El Carmen, owned by the same owner. Calle Pintor Gisbert 2 | +34 960 03 59 49
To spend the afternoon, take a appetizer at the Unhate Cafe in Ruzafa and enjoy their patio filled with umbrella's. Calle de Denia 49
WHERE TO SPEND YOUR MONEY: SHOPPING
High street shops are concentrated on Calle Colon, Calle Jorge Juan and Calle Juan de Asturias but if you are looking for something a little different, stroll over to the Ruzafa neighborhood where you will ﬁnd a mixture of independent shops and boutiques ranging from designer concept stores. Such as:
In the Ensanche area you will ﬁnd more upmarket shops boutiques but deﬁnitely worth a look is:
PLACE Design Vintage & Co
Calle Cirilo Amorós 24
And very close to home:
Sisters & Ro
Located in LEixample, they have several stores. Beautiful bohemian clothes for women & baby en deli. Maestro Gozalbo 9
Same shop at a different location, here you can shop for both wine & men. Calle Serranos 8 (in el Carmen)
Simple Gift Shop
Lovely gift shop. Calle Cajeros 2
Whilst in the neighborhood, check out women’s boutiques Cactus (Calle Derechos, 38) Madame Bugalú (Calle Danzas, 3) and Monki (Calle Calatrava, 11). Opposite Monki you will ﬁnd Hakuna Matata selling handcrafted jewellery and gifts and run by a friendly Argentinean couple who will often be working on their latest creations behind the counter.
More information about the beautiful B&B you will find at ABCyou.