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Ayora neighborhood for students (or Aiora, in Valencian language) is named after the Palacete de Ayora, a small palace commissioned by the trader José Ayora that lies within its boundaries. It’s a residential and quiet area, quite close to the University Area and with great connections with the rest of the city. It has some of the most popular nightlife spots for students within walking distance. Welcome to Ayora!
Located near University Area
The neighbourhood of Ayora is within Camins al Grau district, and is located quite close to the Valencian beach and within 20 minutes walking distance to the UPV and UV Campus de Tarongers. It’s in the eastern part of Valencia. Its boundaries are: Calle Dr. Manuel Candela, Av. del Puerto, Calle Serrería and Calle Santos Justo y Pastor.
Residential and quiet neighbourhood in Valencia
Ayora is a residential neighbourhood where Valencian families and students live.
The buildings tend to be pretty short in height and streets are quite narrow and straight.
However, its boundaries are formed by wider busier streets with higher buildings.
The atmosphere is quiet, both during the day and at night. And you can see locals doing their groceries at shops within the area.
Ayora Garden is the meeting point for residents in the area, or studients, who like to go and discuss there.
Ayora neighbourhood's facilities
Filling your pantry is quite easy in Ayora neighbourhood. There are several supermarkets in the area which offer food and beverage at good prices. If you would prefer to have a more local experience then just walk into some of the small shops within the area. Some of them offer international or ecological products.
Ayora is above all a residential area, so if you would like to go shopping the best option is to go to the city centre around Calle Colón. You can reach there underground in less than 7 minutes (line 5 or 7, Ayora metro stop).
This neighbourhood in Valencia has quite good sports facilities. Just beside Ayora Garden is the public swimming pool, which is very popular in the area. There are also private gyms for you to stay fit, some of them specialised in yoga.
If you like running just walk less than 10 minutes to the north to Avenida Blasco Ibáñez, a very wide avenue, where it’s quite common to see people doing so!
Ayora is well connected to the rest of the city. The metro station Ayora (lines 5 and 7) and the metro-tram station Marítim-Serrería (lines 5, 7, 6 and 9) are within the neighbourhood. The city centre is at a distance of less than 7 minutes going underground. And only 5 minutes in the tram and you reach your lessons at UPV or UV Campus Tarongers.
Traditional bars and international cuisine restaurants
You’ll find it easy to spot a bar in Ayora. Many of them have terraces attached to them, and it’s quite nice to sit down and have a caña (cup of beer). Restaurants meet the need of diners looking for places to eat at low to mid-range prices, both of national and international cuisine.
This is definitely not a place to go if you want to have a surprising culinary experience, but it’s just perfect to taste some traditional Spanish food at low price.
Lively nightlife within walking distance
Ayora is pretty quiet at night, but if you’re looking for some unforgettable nightlife during your studies in Spain, don’t worry! There are three nightlife spots for students within walking distance: Plaza del Cedro (7 minutes), Plaza Honduras (10 minutes) and Plaza Xúquer (15 minutes).
During weekends these squares and adjacents streets become crowded with students from Spain and abroad who don’t go back home till dawn and enjoy the restaurants, pubs and discos there.
Fallas in Ayora neighbourhood
Fallas are the big celebration in Valencia. During one week in March, the streets become crowded and falleros (local people who take part in the feast), brighten the city with firecrackers, traditional costumes and private parties. People from all over the world come to Valencia to enjoy the special atmosphere!
The neighbourhood of Ayora parties around Falla Duque de Gaeta, whose monumento fallero (an artistic paperboard monument which is burnt on the last day of Fallas) tends to receive awards from the city hall.