House hunting for real estate in Valencia Spain over the Christmas period can be stressful, so why not combine both and do your christmas shopping in Valencia. The city has an abundance of bespoke, independent shops scattered around the city, ideal for finding the perfect gift.
The more traditional, artisan shops are located around the Santa Maria Cathedral in the city centre. Here you will be able to meander through the back streets finding little gems along the way. Tip: remember that these shops may shut at 1.30pm for the Spanish ‘Siesta’. This a good time to stop for lunch.
There are many great little restaurants in this area that you can order the ‘menu del dia’ or ‘menu of the day’ which is normally a 3 course meal for a very reasonable 10 Euros, normally with a drink included. For something a little more upmarket, you could try the Seu Xerea restaurant. The mediterranean food here has an Asian twist and is available every lunch time for 19 Euros per person.
After lunch, you could head over towards The City of Arts and Sciences and visit the modern shopping centre, ‘Aqua’. Afterwards, pop next door for a browse around the huge department store ‘El Corte Ingles’. The top floor has a restaurant and bar with fabulous views of the city and is the ideal place to relax with a glass of cava after your busy shopping day.
Don´t forget that here in Spain, we have more hours of daylight, so you can shop for longer!