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Barcelona vs. Valencia – Drexel Schooling Overseas


Spain has loads of seashores alongside its stunning coast, nevertheless there have been two that stood out amongst the scholars and workers of Nebrija College: Barcelona and Valencia.

Barcelona’s one of the vital touristy metropolis’s that Spain has to supply, with many individuals from across the globe coming for weekend journeys there. Valencia is just not as common to the world, however has captured the guts’s of many Spanish locals. I used to be blessed sufficient to have the ability to go to each seashores whereas finding out overseas, and I might advocate each however for various causes. Right here, I’ll fee each areas on totally different standards so you may make up your thoughts on what seashore you’d reasonably go to.

#1: Seaside

Barcelona Seaside = 6.5/10. I gotta be trustworthy with you, I used to be very dissatisfied with the seashore in Barcelona. There have been some qualities that I loved, such because the strip of evening golf equipment that had been proper on the seashore… and that’s form of it. The water was soiled with a lot of trash floating round and there have been massive rocks once you walked into the ocean, making the expertise painful. There have been additionally plenty of distributors consistently strolling alongside the seashore attempting to promote something from cocktails, to towels, to massages. Whereas I do perceive that’s how individuals earn cash, being repeatedly requested by the identical individuals if we wished the identical companies ultimately made us irritated– regardless of what number of instances we’d say “No” they’d carry on asking. The seashore was additionally fairly crowded, however no more than a typical seashore in America. Total, it was good to get a tan, nevertheless there have been so many components that made me not wish to return there once more.

Valencia Seaside = 9/10. This seashore was attractive! The water was so clear and positively not soiled. It was not as crowded as I assumed it’d be, making a really stress-free expertise. I used to be impressed by the buildings that surrounded the coast, the yellow and orange hues gave the seashore such an excellent ambiance. That is the seashore I might positively advocate if you need extra of a serene seashore expertise.

#2: Meals

Barcelona = 9/10. I do need to preface that I spent a weekend in Barcelona (and solely a day in Valencia) so I did have extra time to discover the meals scene right here. However the meals right here was scrumptious! There have been nice tapas at eating places and drinks had been cheap. My favourite place we ate there was La Taqueria, it had improbable tacos! Whether or not we had been getting sandwiches for breakfast, or McDonald’s at evening, the meals was nice! The ranking isn’t as excessive solely as a result of at one restaurant once we requested for water, there have been issues floating round in it (don’t know what they had been and don’t wanna know) so couldn’t actually order that anyplace. Total, nice eating expertise.

Valencia = 7/10. Since I used to be solely within the space for a day, I didn’t have as many alternatives to attempt many various eating places, however I did attempt three. The breakfast sandwich we received was not like something I might anticipate being from New Jersey, and the dinner was first rate. I did benefit from the calamari at Restaurante Enclave de Mar, the rings had been HUGE it regarded prefer it got here from an enormous squid! In comparison with meals I’ve had in Barcelona and Madrid, the meals in Valencia was not nearly as good however was legitimate for the day journey.

#3: Aesthetic

Barcelona = 8/10. Whereas Barcelona could be a stunning metropolis, there was plenty of building occurring in quite a few totally different neighborhoods. That positively disrupted the sweetness that town has. Nonetheless, the seashore itself was attractive to take a look at, and the structure of the buildings had been as stunning as they’re in Madrid, with immaculate element engraved in every construction. There was additionally a cute park that we handed on our stroll to the seashore, which was a welcomed shock that near the coast. If the development was not there, town can be breathtaking.

Valencia = 9/10. This space was so fairly! The palm bushes surrounding town panorama was so fairly, it made strolling round so pleasurable. The dearth of building made me like the realm far more than Barcelona, since I might benefit from the space’s panorama accurately. The town was not as packed because the others, and the actual seashore we had been at, Port Saplaya, had an lovely city surrounded by docks stuffed with boats that was wonderful to see. Valencia was attractive and wonderful to discover.

Each seashores had been positively value it to go to, and each has benefits and drawbacks for various causes. I might advocate going to those areas to anybody, so if you happen to’re ever in Spain do try both of those seashores, or each in case you have the time!


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