The festival includes a huge range of activities including dance, arts, food, parades and plenty of music – it attracts some world-famous acts, which this year include Anastasia and James Taylor. Many of the concerts are held in the open air, in venues such as the Jardín de Real, the city parks and the impressive bullring.
One of the most anticipated spectacles is the ‘Batalla de las Flores’ (Battle of the Flowers), which takes place every year on the last Sunday of the feria. During the proceedings, beautiful women parade through the streets throwing flowers into the crowd, and in turn have flowers thrown back at them.
Taking a Spanish course during the festival will not only give you plenty of performaces to enjoy, it will also give you a really unique insight into Spanish culture and tradition. Accommodation can be really hard to come by during this time, but taking a course in Valencia will assure you lodgings – proivided you book far enough in advance.
Currently, Cactus offers a range of Spanish courses in Valenica at various different levels. Included in the course options are: General Spanish, Intensive Spanish, Spanish and Culture, Business Spanish, Teacher Refresher Spanish, Spanish and Gastronomy and Spanish and Work Experience. For full course listings or to book, please visit www.cactuslanguage.com.