26 May 2016

Year 8 Spanish Study trip to Valencia

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Over the recent exeat, the Lower School’s Spanish speakers enjoyed a trip to Valencia, a small province on the east coast of Spain. The weekend was packed with eventful activities, such as travelling to Valencia’s famous historic centre, a heritage of ancient landmarks, monuments and cultural attractions.

The group travelled to the Mercado Central (Central Market), a popular location for tourists and locals alike. Being one of the oldest and most historical open-air markets in Spain, we appreciated the extravagant variety of traditional Spanish flavours as well as souvenirs. We also visited the ‘Lonja de la Seda’ (the Silk Exchange), one of the principal tourist attractions of the city. The Cathedral of Valencia also provided a breath-taking view of the city, however, only after we climbed up numerous flights of stairs!

We also travelled to the ‘Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias’ (the City of Arts and Sciences). It is one of the most important modern tourist destinations in the city of Valencia as well as one of the ‘12 Treasures of Spain’ and we were struck by its mind-blowing and picturesque construction, especially the Oceanogràfic, one of the largest aquariums in the whole of Europe. At the aquarium, we watched an impressive and exciting dolphin show which the group really enjoyed.

However, as you can imagine, the highlight of our trip was definitely going to the Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, where we enjoyed the excellent weather and treated ourselves to several ice-creams and lollies!

All in all, our trip to Valencia was extremely memorable and exhilarating, and we would definitely love to go back again!

Sachi Gwalani and Katie Maunder

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