Extramurs is a residential neighbourhood in Valencia that was built as an expansion of the old city centre. Its grid pattern combines more upscale areas with more working-class feeling streets. Ángel Guimerá metro station makes this an ideal location for students who plan to study at universities outside Valencia.
Located southwest the old city center
Extramurs is district number 3, located southwest the the old city center. It’s composed by the following areas: Botànic, La Roqueta, La Petxina and Arrancapins. Its boundaries are Guillén de Castro Street, the train tracks, Pérez Galdós Avenue and the old river bed, which has been transformed into the biggest green area in Valencia.
Extramurs is a residential neighbourhood built as an extension of the old town to give accommodation to the growing population. In fact, the majority of buildings were built between 1900 and 1960.
In Extramurs is really easy to fill your pantry. There are several supermarkets in the area. But not only that, if you rather buy ecological food you’ll find few neat places in the are like Herbolario Navarro and Ecorganic Ecomarket.
The streets between Gran Vía Ramón y Cajal and Xátiva Streets are the place to go to buy authentic Chinese food, at groceries run by newcomers.
3 metro stops from Ángel Guimerá and you’re in the shopping city center, where shopping malls and international brands are waiting for you. Not only you can find clothes, but also all types of accessories, electronic devices, sport equipment…
Are you worried about how too many tapas may affect your fitness? The good news is that there are several private gyms in the area. In addition, you may also try out Petxina Sports and Cultural Center, whose building was recently fitted and also hosts guided activities.
Extramurs neighbours is one of the biggest green area in the city. Jardín del Turia on top of the old riverbed, is now a perfect place in the city to walk, clicling , running…
The Botanic Garden of Valencia is rich in exotic species and has a magical atmosphere.
Cultural offer and attractions
Extramurs is just beside the old city centre and this explains that the Quart Towers stands in one of its boundaries. This is one of the antique mediaeval entries of the city that have remained until today.
one building called La Finca Roja is an architectural gem in Valencia, which was finished as a residential block in 1933. Its name finca Roja obeys to the fact that its facade is made out of red bricks. This is one of the most representative buildings in Extramurs area.
You’re only 3 metro stops away from the shopping city centre (Ángel Guimerá to Colón stations), where there’s a wide cultural offer of theatres and cinemas. Apart from that, within the boundaries of Extramurs is Micalet Theatre with its original plays.
Valencian students use to travel to the Main Public Library. the library building originaly was and hospital. This old hospital was transformed into perhaps the most marvelous place to study in Valencia.