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Valencia - Starting point for Levante and Requena/Lana

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I am looking for some up-to-date information about Valencia. There is an older thread about about "Valencia: accommodation, guide, and credencial" here but some of the information is a bit old. (Not really old, but anything pre-Covid could be suspect.)

Valencia is best known among pilgrims as the starting point for the Camino Levante, so I'm posting here in the Levante forum, but I am actually thinking of walking the Camino Requena from Valencia to join the Ruta de La Lana. I'll post other questions in the Lana forum.

It seems that the Valencia Amigos association has open hours at C/ Jerónimo Muñoz, 32 Bajos. I'm hoping that forum member @JLWV will come along and see this thread, to let us know about any updates.

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I am interested in any other tips that people have, for accommodation or what to do during a day in Valencia before starting on either the Levante or Requena/Lana.
 
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If you are not veg, the traditional Valencian paella is a must. I had it at a resto on the beach which was recommended by the hostal I stayed at.
 
If you are arriving in Valencia by air, you might consider staying in the Ibis hotel a few hundred meters away from the terminal. I have stayed there twice (2017 and 2018) and can recommend it. It is a budget hotel but clean and comfortable.

There are shops and bars nearby where you can eat / buy food.

The hotel is not far away from the Roses metro station on a direct line into the centre of Valencia.

Finally, the hotel is only a few hundred meters away from the Ruta de la Lana path out of Valencia. Starting out from the hotel means that you avoid walking 10 km or more through the city and its suburbs.

In 2017, finding accommodation on the Ruta de la Lana was often difficult. There are few "pilgrims" and few albergues.

There is however a fine albergue in Requena and the local representative of the Valencia Amigos will be very happy to show you around the town.

Finally, here are two newspapers articles on things to do in Valencia.

 
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In Manises there is the Ruta de la cerámica. If you stay near the airport, Manises is just around the corner! Or you can discover it on your way out of town, walking through Manises, if you start from central Valencia (on the Lana).

 

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