Welcome to Valencia

Located on the cusp of the Mediterranean and steeped in Spanish tradition, Valencia is a gorgeous city with food, drink, history and culture, all against the backdrop of beautiful sunny beaches and a bustling sea port.

Valencia is the perfect place to study at university, and Collegiate is pleased to offer a brand new range of luxury student accommodation in the heart of the city.

As Spain’s third largest city, Valencia has lots to offer its inhabitants in terms of attractions and places of interest, but it also provides a relaxed lifestyle of coastal beauty and casual dining. At any one of Valencia’s seaside bars or terraces, you can enjoy a tasty array of fresh seafood while you drink crisp Cava or cold cerveza in the evening sun.

Valencia is home to iconic cultural spots like the City of Arts and Sciences. This magnificent building has many museums, educational exhibits and even hotels. It is also host to a remarkable world of marine life at Europe’s largest aquarium - L’Oceanográfic. See sharks, dolphins and tropical fish, and dine in the Underwater Restaurant.

If you’d rather be in the water, Valencia is a prime location for a range of water sports activities. Whether you enjoy sailing or snorkelling, there is plenty of fun to be had on this Mediterranean coastline.

Beautiful Spanish architecture defines the cityscape of Valencia, with historic buildings and monuments around every corner. The intricate Valencia Cathedral has a unique blend of influences from different eras, from Renaissance to Gothic. The tower has 207 steps, and you can overlook the city when you reach the top. The cathedral is located in the thriving Plaza de la Reina, with plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Plaza de Toros de Valencia is one of Spain’s original and most traditional bullfighting arenas, with a fascinating museum on site. If art is your passion, Museo de Bellas Artes houses some of Spain’s most iconic artists, or if you like nature, you can discover many animals at the acclaimed Bioparc Valencia Zoo.

With a selection of stunning beaches on your doorstep, Valencia has everything a student could need for a work/life balance, and Collegiate’s superior student accommodation enhances the rich and vibrant experience. 

Valencia is a cultural hub with activities and attractions that cater to every student’s personal and educational interests. Whether you’re into science or art, nature or sport, Valencia is a coastal beauty that also offers a buzzing city lifestyle. Collegiate is delighted to provide Valencia’s student community with a new range of luxury self-contained apartments, studios and living spaces in the heart of this Spanish paradise.

Whichever type of room you choose, Collegiate guarantees an exquisite home that is safe and secure, with advanced facilities designed for your comfort, convenience and enjoyment. Most importantly, our room rates are all-inclusive, so you can enjoy hassle-free rent where all your bills and extras are already paid for.

Universities

Valencia is home to several educational institutes, so you can be sure enjoy a rich and vibrant student lifestyle. Whether you choose to study at the University of Valencia, or the Valencian International University, you can rely on Collegiate to provide luxurious student living that is ideally located to your campus. 

Getting around

Valencian city transport is supremely designed to run efficiently and reliably. Get around on the bus or Metro, which is connected across the city and outer areas. When not studying, you can also take the tram which goes directly to the beach and port. If you’re in a rush, taxis are affordable and easy to flag around the city. The consistently sunny weather also makes Valencia a perfect place to cycle around, while many of the city’s iconic attractions are all in walking distance.

Shopping

Valencia has a great range of shopping malls selling the latest fashion, such as Boulevard Austria, Centro Comercial and Nuevo Centro. You’ll also find hair and beauty treatments, and leisure activities like the cinema and bowling in these malls. In Valencia’s Barrio del Carmen, or old town, you can also discover quaint boutiques and market stalls, most notably at Mercat Central de Valencia. Located in an iconic building with hundreds of different stalls, this large Spanish market is the ideal place to find unique products, from fine wine and cheese, to clothing and jewellery.

Nightlife

Valencia offers a lively scene of trendy bars and fun nightclubs that stay open into the small hours. In the Barrio del Carmen, you’ll find the city’s finest historical architecture as the backdrop to many places where you can unwind after a day of study. Sip cocktails in chic terrace bars and old townhouses like Café de las Horas, or see a live flamenco dance in Radio City. If dancing is on the cards, you can show off your all-year round tan at one of Valencia’s vibrant discotecas, such as the Fox Congo or Blue Iguana.

Restaurants and eating out

Enjoy a relaxing lifestyle of al-fresco, late night Spanish dining in this coastal city, perfectly suited to a student lifestyle. Overlook stunning views of the beach at fine restaurants like Las Carabelas and El Tridente de Neptuno, where you’ll find fresh Mediterranean seafood. There are numerous restaurants in Valencia’s port, as well as casual cocktail bars and cafes dotted all over the city serving delicious traditional tapas. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants or cafes in the historic Plaza de la Reina, such as the Horchateria de Santa Catalina, which is 200 years old. 

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