6 Ways to Enjoy the October 9 Long Weekend in Valencia

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Are you heading to Valencia during the October 9 Long Weekend? We propose 6 ideal ways for you to make the most of it. Get stuck in!

The City of Arts and Sciences, the charismatic Barrio del Carmen, beaches of fine sand and their sunny terraces. Two or three days in Valencia is plenty of time to enjoy the city’s many attractions, plan your visit and enjoy our city! If you are going to spend the October 9 Long Weekend in Valencia, HQ Rooms apartments suggests the following 6 ways for you to make the most of it.

Exhibitions, events dedicated to the Day of the Valencian Region, walks through natural parks and even theatre scenes in the street. We have chosen six perfect ways to make the most of Valencia during this October holiday. The city on the Turia awaits you with a great variety of possibilities suitable for all ages.

What to do in Valencia on the October 9 Long Weekend? Take note

If you visit Valencia on this weekend, get ready! The city will be dressed to impress, offering a complete and varied leisure program. Both Valencians and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy special events, the aroma of fireworks and captivating places very close to the city.

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1- Exhibition of La Senyera 

This is how Valencians see their flag: as the Reial Senyera (in English, the Royal Ensign). Without a doubt, it is a symbol that speaks of the history of Valencia and stems from the royal title granted to the city by King Pedro the Ceremonious. In fact, the crown seen on the flag of the city of Valencia has its origin in this historic occasion.

On October 9, after the lowering of the flag, locals march in procession from the Town Hall to the Plaza de Alfons el Magnànim. There, before the statue of the monarch also known as Alfonso El Sabio, the Valencian Anthem is sung.

After this tribute, the procession returns to the Town Hall where the Reial Senyera is hoisted again accompanied by the sound of honor salutes and the hymn. Stirring stuff, right?

2- Fireworks Festival in Valencia 

Lights, gunpowder and the magical atmosphere of Valencia. On the night of October 8, specifically at midnight, the Turia Gardens will become the scene of the long awaited Fireworks Festival.

A suggestion: Dine at one of the many restaurants in the city center and afterwards walk until you reach the meeting point of the festival. Enjoy the show at your leisure! In October, evening temperatures in the city are still ideal.

3- Discover the Program of Events on October 9: Celebrate Valencian Community Day 

Concerts, performances of songs and exhibitions of popular dances... From October 3, the city of Valencia will begin celebrating the week that honours Valencian Community Day. In other words, this city will be in party mode and will be bustling with residents and tourists alike.

4- Get to Know Mocaorà

We recommend that you join in this Valencian tradition which has its origin in the 17th Century. The gastronomy of the region is one of Valencia’s most precious treasures and Mocaorà pays an intimate tribute to this passion for cooking.

What is Mocaorà? Men give women marzipan figures which represent fruits and vegetables of the Valencian fields.

Choose your sweets and sit in a park to enjoy them! Valencian confectioners prepare their sweets well in advance to showcase their artistry.

5- Visit Bioparc Valencia and Take Advantage of the BIOdías 

From October 5-13 and, therefore, coinciding with the October 9 Long Weekend, the renowned Bioparc in Valencia reduces the price of your ticket.

This initiative, aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of preserving endangered species, this year aims to protect bats. Want to sign up? Do your bit to protect the biodiversity of planet earth by visiting one of the most acclaimed animal parks in Europe.


6- Liven Things Up with the Theatrical Visit “The Lost Sword of Jaume I” in El Puig 

Would you like to spend some time in the era of the Reconquest? Without a doubt, this is our star recommendation for the Long Weekend. In addition to being a powerfully emotive production, it is a favorite performance for history lovers.

This guided tour, which takes place in the charming town of El Puig, will allow you to get to know this corner of Valencia. Actors will narrate historical events as you proceed along the itinerary! An exciting experience not to be missed for families with children. Dont forget that Halloween comes at the end of the month.

On behalf of the HQ Rooms Apartments, we trust that if you spend October 9 in Valencia, you’ll always remember your stay.

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