Valencia’s cultural heritage, customs & traditions

February 7, 2024 | MumAbroad Life Video Channel

Valencia’s cultural heritage, customs & traditions

If you want to thrive, not just survive in Valencia, “prepare to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Valencia’s life, fully appreciate the local traditions, and communicate effectively in the native tongue”

Stephanie Kirtley Alacreu is co-founder of Encantada, a bespoke relocation agency for anyone moving to Valencia and the Costa Blanca. Originally from the UK, Stephanie has had her own personal experience of relocating with young children to cities such as Paris, New York and Valencia.

Top 3 Places to Visit in Valencia

Valencia Cathedral
The Silk Museum – La Lonja de la Seda
City of Arts & Sciences – Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Best Artistic Venues in Valencia

CCCC – Centro del Carmen de Cultura Contemporánea
MUVIM – Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia

Best Local Festivals in Valencia

Fallas de San José
Mostra de Valencia celebrating Mediterranean film
International Benicassim Music Festival
Tomatina de Buñol

Moving to Valencia?

Moving to Valencia with a family? Encantada are here to assist you every step of the way. Spanish administration is pretty complex and time consuming, particularly if you don’t speak the language. Stephanie Kirtley Alacreu, a British expat and Maria Alacreu Carbonell, a Spanish lawyer, offer the perfect combination of legal and practical know-how and language skills to make your relocation experience as smooth as possible. They offer the perfect combination of practical and legal know-how with an in-house lawyer.

I have no hesitation in recommending Encantada World. Stephanie was tenacious, supportive and upbeat throughout the immigration process, helping me get my residency in under two months. With impressive local knowledge as a cosmopolitan, trilingual (English/French/Spanish) Brit with a Spanish family, she is also a people person with a refreshingly cheeky sense of humour and bundles of natural warmth. She and her business partner Maria, an experienced lawyer, make a formidable team.” Angela

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