ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The references below were submitted by IWCV members.  None reflect an endorsement by the IWC-Valencia for accuracy or quality of service

This list is conceived as an on-going, collaborate project among all IWC-V members, and we invite you to add your own resources to the list. Have a favorite manicurist, plumber, garden shop? Add them -- whether a new name or an entirely new category (major appliance store, pet, real estate agent, etc). We know there are other helpful people and services in Valencia beyond those we've included. Be sure to include a specialty, an address, and contact information.


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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Getting Started

            Yvonne Bartholomew,  (Amazon.com - paper; Kindle)

                        Dreaming of Retiring to the Costa Blanca? Read This First!  (Vol. I, 2014)

                        Dreaming of Retiring to the Costa Blanca? Your New Life Starts Here (Vol. II) 

            More helpful for UK citizens, but much advice on negotiating the system applies to all. 

            Moving 2 Valencia, Avda la Pinada 18, Gilet/Valencia 46149                +34 648 117 862

                        Christa Brokke, Relocation Consultant   M-F 08:00-17:00; Sa 08:00-14:00            

                        https://moving2valencia.eu             info@moving2valencia.eu

                        Individual and Corporate, pre- and post-move assistance

    Relocation Specialist

Linda Svilane - Yes Valencia

www.yesvalencia.com 

linda@yesvalencia.com

+34 644 427 224

Help with NIE,residency, proper forms, document filing, transportation to agencies; utilities, schools, medical insurance & consultations, housing (purchase/rent).

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Buses

Valencia buses and Metro (EMT) -

https://www.emtvalencia.es/ciudadano/index.php          963 52 83 99

        Multiple ride card - bus, or metro, or combination - initial fee + top off

Metro vending machines or tobacco shops

 

Airport Card (zone B) - big saving.  TIP - keep one card dedicated to zone B

Ten rides = 21 euros; Metro vending machines or tobacco shops

Bono Oro - 20 euros

Over 65, resident one year; annual, unlimited rides on us only;

original purchase at EMT office;    renew annually at any tobacco shop

​Metro Bus (regional) - bright yellow buses

https://moovitapp.com/index/en/public_transit-lines-Valencia-1669-775039

Intercity buses (CVT) -    https://www.busbud.com/en/

Carrer de Menéndez Pidal, 13, 46009             963 46 62 66

Eurolines        https://www.eurolines.eu/

Alsa                https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/destination/valencia

HIFE               https://www.hife.es/en-GB

IKEA free shuttle    -  https://valenciaplaza.com/ikea-autobus-gratis-valencia (time  table)

Estación del Norte (Germanías, 41), en Plaza Cánovas (Gran Vía Marqués del Túria, 76), en el Centro Comercial El Saler -> finalmente en Ikea.

Trains - Estacion Nord (Calle Xativa 24 or Sorolla (San Vincente Martir 171) - free shuttle between stations

Renfe (National Railway; long distance, AVE high speed, regional 

http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html              

Ferry - Balearia

https://www.balearia.com/en/routes-and-schedules

 

​​LEGAL ISSUES

​Attorney/Solicitor (abogado/abogada)

 

Javier Hernández

residency specialist; wills; real estate

Calle Colón 10, Ático 15, Valencia 46004

http://www.solicitorvalencia.com/         javierhernandez@icav.es             +34 96 332 59 59

                                    

​Ramon Llacer Ferrer 

c/ Mestre L.Fuertes Julvez n12, Torrent 46900

rllf@icav.es                                               +34 667 624 392                           +34 961 180 492

Accountant (Taxes)

 

Juan Luis Lopez Escriva, Abogado

Lopez Monserrat   -  C/Aan Antonio 20, 46920 Mislata

cristina@lopezmonserrat.com     jllopez@icav.es                                          +34  666 596 375

Tax Attorney - Really excellent service; thorough explanations; answers emails right away

​TRANSLATIONS

Maria José Piera Martinez – WhatsApp +44 7562 561846; Mobile (evenings only) +34 679 575 665; email mjpiera@hotmail.es

Translation – procedural & technical words, support in small tasks (offered free to IWC members)

 

Alicia Quaini – Phone/WhatsApp +34 722 499 075; email quainialicia@gmail.com

Written translations (offered free to IWC members)

Marcela Mattenet Heskett - (IWC member)

Simultaneous Translation/negotiator – court/police/emergencies/doctor’s visit, rent or purchase negotiation; sworn (legal) translations; IWC member

mm@centralpoint.es                                     + 34 656 890131 (whatapp)

Linda Casanova 

Home purchase/rental searches, consultations with medical personnel, etc. -

lincasanova@yahoo.com                              +34 620 596 923 (whatsapp)

SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION

Central Point

Avenida al Vedat 90 ent 2, 46900 Torrent +34 961097667 

Spanish classes with the Callan Method 80% oral!

www.centralpoint.es

Raquel Moreno, M.A. Spanish & Valencia

One-on-one or small-group Spanish lessons; cooking lessons

Calle del Mar 23-25                +34 685 81 53 11

https://www.spanishclassesvalencia.com/                  hola@spanishandvalencia.com

​Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Valencia - Official School of Languages in Spain

English web page - certification levels - semester classes begin in October

http://mestreacasa.gva.es/web/eoivalencia/access_spanish_courses

Universitat Popular de Valencia

Informal courses including Spanish for foreigners

https://matricula.universitatpopular.com/Seleccio#

Intercambios

Spanish/English Conversation Groups

Galeria Jorge Juan, Carrer de Cirilo Amorós, 62                       Wednesdays at 14:00

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN VALENCIA

Overview article 

https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international/spain/schools-in-valencia-considered-by-expats

 

American School in Valencia

Urbanización Los Monasterios, Av. Sierra Calderona 29, 

pre-school through high school

https://asvalencia.org/

British School in Valencia

Avda. Peris y Valero 57

pre-school through high school

https://www.bsvalencia.com/en/                      

SPANISH CURRENT EVENTS

Spanish Current Events

Users:  JaneBuck, Sandra Molyneaux

Spain in English   Local Valencia and national news – Mondays, free subscription

  https://www.spainenglish.com/                                               editorial@spainenglish.com 

Particularly helpful on Corona-Virus regulations and current news.

El Pais

English Edition; weekly on-line subscription newspaper (free) - news, politics, arts, sports, opinion, science, Spanish life

https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html

Valencia Community News and Business -

monthly, on-line magazine

communityspirit112@gmail.com 

 

Community News and Business Valencia

Free, monthly, on-line magazine for English-speaking expats

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62377515/community-spirit/

​​SOCIAL-PHILANTHROPIC GROUPS

InterNations Valencia

Events, activities, tours, job networking, resources for Expats living in Valencia 

Free to join; fees for events

https://www.internations.org/valencia  

 

English Speaking Business Luncheons (ESBL)

Lunches, group cultural events, and area restaurant reviews  

info@campobello-javea.es         

                

Democrats Abroad, Valencia Chapter

Must be US citizen to vote, but all are welcome to join events (marches, socials, discussions) 

www.democratsabroad.org/es_valencia               valencia@democratsabroad.org

 

DAILY LIFE 

 

Festivals & Events - Expect bus schedules and routes to change significantly

Also see Festival Calendar under "Government Resources"

               

Art Lectures -SpainLifestyle.com

SpainLifestyle.com seeks to teach adult students how to understand, interpret, appreciate and ultimately enjoy great Spanish art and architecture. 

Karla Darocas, Hons. B.A. 
SpainLifestyle.com
Tel: WhatsApp: 648 156 066

 

​Cultural Calendar   

Holidays and religious events in Valencia --is in Spanish but very informative.

http://fiestasancristobal.es/CALENDARIOVLC/ENERO.htm

Agenda Urbana

Listing of all kinds of events by category.  Updated regularly.  In Spanish

https://au-agenda.com

                           

General Tourist Information

https://www.valencia-tourist-guide.com/en/events/festivals-valencia.html

 

Fallas Calendar (15-19 March, annual) 

https://rove.me/to/valencia/fallas

Paradores  

Spanish-government historic hotels  

Register in the "Amigos" program (free) & receive special offers, enhancements  

https://www.paradores.es/en

Flea Markets - times vary

Tuesday - Jerusalen-Pelayo Rastro; Chinatown, W. of Estacion del Norte

Tuesday - Plaça Luis Casanova, Mestalla Stadium car park; the largest in town

Sunday-Holidays - Plaça Redonda, El Carmen; one of the oldest

https://www.valencia-tourist-guide.com/en/shopping/valencia-markets.html

Original-Language Film Venues (VOS)

Lys Cinema - Passeig de Russafa 3  

First runs; simulcasts - dance, theater, opera

https://www.cineslys.com/

Babel - C/Vincente Sancho Tello 10          

First runs, documentaries, art films

http://www.cinesalbatrosbabel.com/

Yelmo, Mercado de Ave Tirso de Molina 16     

First runs; simulcasts - Met opera, dance, theater

www.yelmocines.es                  

 

ABC Park, C/de Roger Lloria 21       

First runs; simulcasts - opera, dance, theater

https://www.cinesabc.com/

Filmoteca, Institut Valencia de Cultura, Pl. Ajuntament 17

Art films, classic TV series, miscellany - 2.50€

http://ivac.gva.es/la-filmoteca/programacion/valencia

   

                    

REPAIRS 

A few handy words:

Camera (cámara)

         Jewelry - watches (Joyería/reparación de relojes)

         Handyman (manita)

         Contractor (contratista)

         Auto (reparación de automóviles)

Computers

Hernán @ Portáles Valencia         Computers (Portáles)

Calle Santos Justo y Pastor 43                                      +34 963 29 20 60

 www.portatilesvalencia.com                                         sat@portatlesvalencia.com

 

Tony Cerda - Computer Repair -  Speaks English

Computer Repair - Both MAC and PC, wifi problems and Smart TV connection fixes

Mobile/Whats App?Messages                                     +34 625 417 944

Home Maintenantce/Repairs (manita; contratista)

El Manitas Ideal - "quick & short tasks at home" Some English + English icon desriptions

www.elmanitasideal.es      avisos.elmanitasideal.es        +34 67 369 06 85      3 locations

C/Pintor Benedito 3 (Pl. Espana);  C/Salamanca 29B (Gran Via); C/Constitucion 126B (46009)

Highly recommended; excellent service; small or large tasks; hang picture -> new kitchen

Repairs – Kitchen/Bathroom Renovation 

Previous users:  Sandra Molyneaux, Angela Beadling, Elaine Weckwerth

C. V. Soer Ceval, Ave Peris y Valero 138, Valencia 46006

+34 963 742 862                                                   cebrianvalero@gmail.com

 Miguel Fuentes – speaks English     +34 667 728 277

 Hours:  10:00-14:00 & 17:00-21:00;  Call for Saturday times

 Always prompt, high quality, imaginative, helpful suggestions – highly recommend

​Chic Bolsos -  (maletas) Repair. - Does not speak English - but highly recommended

Calle San Vicente 69, Valencia                                          efficient, affordable; also sales

www.bolsoschic.com                                                         +34 963 51 75 25  

Tony Cerda -  Handyman "Manitas"  Speaks English

Repair of furniture, leaks, hangs shelves, paints, change LED fixtures, make custom woodwork

Mobile/Whats App?Messages                                         +34 62 541 79 44

Awnings (toldos), Screens mosquiteras), Blinds (persians)

Toldos Valencia awnings (toldos), screens (mosquiteras), Blinds (persians)

Doctor Rafael Bartual 4, Valencia                                    +34 96 377 33 33

www.toldosvalencia.com  -                                              info@toldosvalencia.com

Does not speak English but excellent quality; done well; on-site measure/estimate

Luggage - sales and service

Chic Bolsos - no English but efficient, affordable

Calle San Vicente 69, Valencia

www.bolsoschic.com                                                         +34 963 51 75 25

  

SERVICES

​Personal Services 

 

Design: Fashion Accessories & Home Decor
Olimpia Cerdá Designer creating beautiful, colorful silk scarves, pillow cases, etc.
https://www.instagram.com/olimpia.spain/   https://olimpiaspain.com  olimpia@olimpiaspain.com  IWCV member

Masseuse/Spa (masajista / spa)

​Sergio Albendea, 

Calle Salvador 7

                Variety of styles:  Sports, Relaxing, Thai, Deep Tissue (concentrates on particular location)

        Multiple packages; excellent English 

        www.masaje-valencia.com/en                                  +34 60 876 39 32

Sol y Lluna

Sol i Lluna Massages – Valencia Massages (masajesolilluna.com)

Calle Garrigues 3, piso 2, puerta C

46001 Valencia

masajesolilluna@gmail.com

Tel. 0034.658 32 46 91

Day Spa - Balaneario La Alameda 

Calle Amadeo de Saboya 14

although the web site is in Spanish; most of the staff speak English

https://www.balneariolaalameda.com/                   https://sensatonalbobrand.com  

Victor @ Paul Mitchell

Hair, nails, great massages with special deals

Gran Via Ramon y Cajal 28                                      +34 96 352 13 39

https://www.facebook.com/paulmitchell.valencia

Personal Training and Yoga

Bliss Sports and Yoga - Port Saplaya                              +34 65 592 68 80

https://www.facebook.com/blisssportsandyoga/     ilda.restrepo@gmail.com

Highly recommended, former Olympiad; sessions in studio, beach, parks, etc.

Pilates Classes

 

Human Behavior, Leyna Noel

Pilates, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation studio

leynanoel@gmail.com,  @humanbehaviorvlc                  +34 623 17 91 37

Tally Pilates

Passeig de Russafa, 9, Puerta 4                               

https://www.facebook.com/tallypilates/                 +34 60 316 87 13      

Nail Salon (manicura)

Stylo Diez,

Carrer dels Vivons 10, Russafa           

https://stylodiez.negocio.site/                                 +34 96 335 44 15

 

Butterfly - also hairdressing

Avenida del Oeste 52,  46001                                  +34 62 217 86 96

Hair Dresser (peluquero)

Blonds, Brunettes, and Red Heads

Calle dels Centelles 11, Russafa 

+34 65 489 05 99                                                       +34 65 489 35 96

https://www.facebook.com/BlondesBrunettesRedheadsHairstudio/

Victor @ Paul Mitchell

Hair, nails, great massages with special deals

Gran Via Ramon y Cajal 28                                      +34 96 352 13 39

https://www.facebook.com/paulmitchell.valencia

Aiste Monkeviciute

comes to your home  

 https://www.valencia-kids.es/the-best-mobile-hairdresser-for-the-whole-family/

General Services

 

Postage

purchase stamps at the Correo or any tobacco shop

www.correos.es   calculate weight and destination (tariffs) 

Picture Frames - custom

Beleño y Roselló  C/Quart 133,  46008                              +34 96 384 21 11

www.belenoyrosello.com                                                    info@belenoyrosello.com 

Restaurant Delivery -

Just Eat  - Delivery service that works with over 650 restaurants in Valencia, since 2011.  It's terrific -- clear, accurate, on time.  Indexed according to cuisine types. 

https://www.just-eat.es/a-domicilio/valencia

 

American Food and Pantry Products 

 

 Taste of America

Expensive, but handy at holidays

Avinguda Regne de Valencia 6,  (46005)                                                            https://www.tasteofamerica.es/                                +34 96 206 64 65

Bookstores

La Bastisfer - book store and cafe/bar

Carrer de la Reina 167, El Cabanyal         

www.labatisfera.com                                                  +34 96 214 22 79

Good selection of English-language books (both new and second hand) from  English classics to translations of Spanish language works; interesting Latin American selection.  Hosts occasional events.

Re-Read - used bookstore with an English-language section; 2 locations in Valencia

Valencia Gran Vía

Gran Vía Ramón y Cajal 45

46007 Valencia

Valencia Joaquin Costa

C. Joaquin Costa, 59

46005 Valencia

 

Driver Education (auto escuelas)

El Cid Driver Education

Carrer de Sueca, 17                

http://www.autoescuelaselcid.com/                                  +34 96 341 73 69

Insurance Agent

Angel Giron Descalzo

Centro de Negocios del Mar, Avda. Puerto, 189,3 A1.    

Julia - English speaking associate -                                 suport@mesagseguros.com

angel@mesagseguros.com                                              +34 96 339 22 46

Travel Services

Map and Travel Bookstore

Libreria Patagonia

Calle Hospital 1, Valencia 46001                                      +34 96 393 60 52

great travel bookstore - English travel literature, guide books, maps

www.libreriapatagonia.com                                              libreria@libreriapatagonia.es

Wine Tours, Tastings, and Consulting

Johan de Smedt,                                                              +34 61 702 79 22

www.valenciawineconsulting.com                       johan@valenciawineconsulting.com

Be sure to watch for the excellend Autum "crus" excursions

Paradores  

Spanish-government historic hotels  

Register in the "Amigos" program (free) & receive special offers, enhancements  

https://www.paradores.es/en

FUNERALS and BURIALS

Funeral Plans

David Hyder

Golden Leaves International                               

Ave. de la Pla 123-125, Javea (Alicante) 03730 

www.goldenleavesinternational.com                                        +34 96 649 30 82

david.hyder@goldenleaves.com                                               +34 60 353 14 17

Cemetery Internment

British International Cemetery

Santo Domingo de Guzman 5,  Valencia  (46017)

Contact:  David Sumner                                                     david.sumner2ds@gmail.com

Trustees:  David Sumner, Trevor Nicholas, Pamela Smith-Berry

British Open Cemetery Valencia, by Vince Hawkins - history and photos of the cemetery

www.vincehawkins.com for details; available on www.amazon.com or David Sumner