The references below were submitted by IWC-V 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.

Members of IWC-V who engage in a business that would help other members, please let us know. We want to highlight our own members' contributions to the community, and we can cross-reference them as "IWC-V Member Resources."

Use, enjoy, expand. To add a resource or revise one already listed, contact Sandra Molyneaux -

GENERAL OVERVIEW - Getting Started


            Yvonne Bartholomew,  ( - 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            


                        Individual and Corporate, pre- and post-move assistance

    Relocation Specialist

Linda Svilane - Yes Valencia                                 +34 644 427 224

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






Valencia buses and Metro (EMT) -          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

Intercity buses (CVT) -

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




IKEA free shuttle    - (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              

Ferry - Balearia



​Attorney/Solicitor (abogado/abogada)


Javier Hernández

residency specialist; wills; real estate

Calle Colón 10, Ático 15, Valencia 46004             +34 96 332 59 59


​Ramon Llacer Ferrer 

c/ Mestre L.Fuertes Julvez n12, Torrent 46900                                                      +34 667 624 392                       +34 961 180 492


Juan Luis Lopez Escriva, Abogado

Lopez Monserrat   -  C/Aan Antonio 20, 46920 Mislata                                           666 596 375

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


Marcela Mattenet Heskett - (IWC member)

Simultaneous Translation/negotiator – court/police/emergencies/doctor’s visit, rent or purchase negotiation; sworn (legal) translations; IWC member                                     + 34 656 890131 (whatapp)

Linda Casanova 

Home purchase/rental searches, consultations with medical personnel, etc. -                              +34 620 596 923 (whatsapp)


Central Point

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

Spanish classes with the Callan Method 80% oral!

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        

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

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

Universitat Popular de Valencia

Informal courses including Spanish for foreigners


Spanish/English Conversation Groups

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


Overview article


American School in Valencia

Urbanización Los Monasterios, Av. Sierra Calderona 29, 

pre-school through high school

British School in Valencia

Avda. Peris y Valero 57

pre-school through high school                      



El Pais

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

Progressive Spain -

News and Views on Issues, Activism, Politics contemporary Spain. Sign up for regular e-mail delivery

Valencia Community News and Business -

monthly, on-line magazine 


Community News and Business Valencia

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


InterNations Valencia

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

Free to join; fees for events  


English Speaking Business Luncheons (ESBL)

Lunches, group cultural events, and area restaurant reviews         

Rotary Club Valencia International  

Humanitarian service, community volunteerism, social fellowship.  

embership Fees - Meets Mondays 19.30-21:00

Playground Art Center, C/Historiador Diago

Contact:  Marcela Mattenet Heskett, President  + 34 656 890131 -


Democrats Abroad, Valencia Chapter

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


DAILY LIFE - Make Life Fun


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

Also see Festival Calendar under "Government Resources"


​Cultural Calendar   

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

Agenda Urbana

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


General Tourist Information


Fallas Calendar (15-19 March, annual)


Spanish-government historic hotels  

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

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 ol

Original-Language Film Venues (VOS)

Lys Cinema - Passeig de Russafa 3  

First runs; simulcasts - dance, theater, opera

Babel - C/Vincente Sancho Tello 10          

First runs, documentaries, art films

Yelmo, Mercado de Ave Tirso de Molina 16     

First runs; simulcasts - Met opera, dance, theater                  


ABC Park, C/de Roger Lloria 21       

First runs; simulcasts - opera, dance, theater

Filmoteca, Institut Valencia de Cultura, Pl. Ajuntament 17

Art films, classic TV series, miscellaney - 2.50€



REPAIRS - Make Life Easy

A few handy words:

Camera (cámara)

         Jewelry - watches (Joyería/reparación de relojes)

         Handyman (manita)

         Contractor (contratista)

         Auto (reparación de automóviles)


Hernán @ Portáles Valencia         Computers (Portáles)

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

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     673 690 685      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

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

Calle San Vicente 69, Valencia                  efficient, affordable; also sales                                 +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                  +34 625 417 944

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

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

Doctor Rafael Bartual 4, Valencia          +34 963 773 333  - 

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                               +34 963 51 75 25


SERVICES - Make Life Worthwhile

​Personal Services - Make Life Beautiful

Design - Fashion Accessories & Home Decor -

Olimpia Cerdá

Designer creating  beautiful, colorful silk scarves suitable for dresses and pillows.        IWC-V member

Masseuse/Spa (masajista / spa)

​Masseur - Sergio Albendea, 

Calle Salvador 7

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

        Multiple packages; excellent English                           +34 608 76 39 32

Day Spa - Balaneario La Alameda 

Calle Amadeo de Saboya 14

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

Personal Training and Yoga

Bliss Sports and Yoga - Port Saplaya      +34 655 92 68 80

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

Pilate Classes

Tally Pilates

Passeig de Russafa, 9, Puerta 4        +603 16 87 13

Nail Salon (manicura)

Stylo Diez,

Carrer dels Vivons 10, Russafa           +963 35 44 15


Butterfly - also hairdressing

Avenida del Oeste 52,  46001             622 178 696

Hair Dresser (peluquero)

Blonds, Brunettes, and Red Heads

Calle dels Centelles 11, Russafa 

+65 489 05 99 or +65 489 35 96 during work hours

Victor @ Paul Mitchell

Gran Via Ramon y Cajal 28   +963 52 73 39


comes to your home

Lukmy Salon

Calle de Aljandra Soler 9 (46003)

 Mithi speaks English                          +34 963 913 545


General Services - Make Life Great



purchase stamps at the Correo or any tobacco shop   calculate weight and destination (tariffs) 

Picture Frames - custom

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

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.

"Back Home Home" Products 


 Taste of America

Expensive, but handy at holidays

Avinguda Regne de Valencia, 6, 46005    +962 06 64 65                                       


La Bastisfer - book store and cafe/bar

Carrer de la Reina 167, El Cabanyal                                  +962 14 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.


Driver Education (auto escuelas)

El Cid Driver Education

Carrer de Sueca, 17                +963 417 369

Insurance Agent

Angel Giron Descalzo

Centro de Negocios del Mar, Avda. Puerto, 189,3 A1.     96 339 22 46

Julia - English speaking associate -

Travel Services

Map and Travel Bookstore

Libreria Patagonia

Calle Hospital 1, Valencia 46001              +963 936 052

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

Wine Tours, Tastings, and Consulting

Johan de Smedt,      +34 617 027 922

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


Spanish-government historic hotels  

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


Funeral Plans

David Hyder

Golden Leaves International                      +34 966 493 082          +34 603 531 417

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

Cemetery Intermment

British International Cemetery

Santo Domingo de Guzman 5,  Valencia  46017

Contact:  David Sumner           









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