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Preparing your trip to Valencia: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Oceanografico 1. Currency is better to be exchanged in banks. They usually open early, no later than at 9:00 am, and serve clients up to 14:00. Many exchange offices may work around the clock, but they usually offer less profitable exchange rate.
2. Travelers should not forget to follow basic safety precautions. Do not go for a walk to remote areas of the city, do not leave your belongings unattended, and do not forget to monitor your bags closely in public places in order to avoid becoming a victim of pickpockets.
3. When going for an excursion to temples and cathedrals of Valencia, make sure you pick up your clothes carefully. Tops must have sleeves, men should wear long pants, and women shouldn’t put on above knee-length skirts.
4. If you want to rent a car, you will need a driver's license of international standard and a small cash deposit, the amount of which depends on the model of vehicle you plan to rent. Persons under 21 as well as people, who received a driver's license less than a year ago, may be rejected to rent a car.
5. Traffic rules violations are due to heavy fines. This concerns both drivers and pedestrians. Motorists should not forget to choose parking lot carefully. Car parking on the roads marked with a yellow stripe is prohibited. Parking on the roads marked with a blue stripe is fee. Copyright
6. Smoking is prohibited in public places in Valencia. As a rule, there are special areas for smokers close to all public institutions and commercial centers. You can also select a table in a smocking or non-smocking hall in restaurants.
7. The cheapest way to make international phone calls is from special phone tubes, which can be found close to all transportation stops, cinemas and entertainment centers. You will need to purchase a special phone card to pay for your calls. These cards can be bought in post office or newsagent.
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8. Do not forget to leave tips in local restaurants and cafes. As a rule, the amount of tips is 10 - 15% of the total order. Luxurious dining facilities may include fees in the total score.
9. Travellers should also leave small cash rewards to taxi drivers and maids at hotel. A refusal to give tips will be considered dissatisfaction with the quality of service by helpful and friendly staff.
10. In Valencia there are many factories that manufacture of national tableware and decorations for home. You can buy such products literally in any souvenir shop, but purchasing souvenirs in shopping malls located next to factories are the most beneficial in terms of price.
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What to visit being in Valencia - unique sights

Llotja de la Seda

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
The garden surrounding the architectural complex is no less interesting. You can admire not only the ancient trees but also the ancient sculptures in it. Many travelers prefer to visit the architectural complex in the evening. Spectacular artistic lighting adorns historic buildings at this time. Llotja de la Seda is located on the market square in the heart of the historic district. You can visit it for free several times a week. … Read further


From the series “The Coolest and Largest Oceanariums in the World”
There are also two huge tunnels, which create an integral part of walking tours. Another great feature of the center is Submarino underwater restaurant. That’s one of the best places in town for a romantic dinner. Exterior walls in the hall of the restaurant are made of the acrylic glass, so during dinner,  guests can enjoy the fish swimming by. Daily dolphin shows are enormously popular among visitors with children.  Everyone can find a place to rest in L'Oceanografic in Valencia. … Read further

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