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Facts

Inhabitants 80000
Level above sea 22 meters
Nearest airport Valencia
Distance to airport 64 km
Distance to beach 2 km
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Gandia

Gandia is the second largest city in the province of Valencia nestled on the Costa del Azahar. It has been a hotspot for Spanish tourists (mainly from Madrid) for years, but is becoming more popular with foreign visitors as its charms become better known.

Situated around two kilometres from the beach, the town of Gandia has successfully managed to separate its tourism-side from daily life. The city is amongst Spain’s main orange growing region and produces some of the most delicious oranges in Europe.


History & culture
Gandia was an important commercial and cultural centre during the 15th and 16th centuries and has been home to many important poets and writers including Joanot Martorell. However, it is possibly best known for the Borgia family, who were an infamous prominent noble family during the Renaissance.

In Gandia city amidst the modern shops, boulevards and parks you can find fantastic examples of Spain’s history, most notably the Ducal Palace and Gandia Cathedral.

A particularly interesting part of town is Passeig de les Germanies, a tree lined promenade with fountains and benches; the bridge at the eastern end of the Passeig crosses the river bed over to the area where the weekly Saturday morning market is held.


A Tale of Two Cities
Gandia is separated into Gandia City and Gandia Playa (Gandia Beach). Whilst the old town is the beating heart of the area, with its historical sites of interest, fantastic shopping, parks and boulevards, Gandia Playa is a tourist resort area.

Largely made up of apartment complexes for the summer boom, Gandia Playa really is its namesake offering 5.8 kilometres of beautiful blue flag beaches, it’s also home to the areas nightclubs and disco bars.


Cuisine
In Gandia and the surrounding area the locals have a devotion to rice and eat it in all its forms and varieties. A typical dish of the region is fideuà where noodles substitute rice and are cooked with fish and shellfish.

Gandia has many outstanding fish restaurants, but never fear for meat lovers there are some excellent restaurants serving steaks, chicken and pork dishes.

Transport
Gandia is served by the international airports of Valencia and Alicante and is also connected to the rest of Spain and Europe by rail.


With its diversity of old and new, from slow paced retreat to action packed holiday; it's not hard to see why the Spanish have kept Gandia a closely guarded secret for such a long time.



Map of Gandia

Reviews for Gandia

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Based on 28 reviews.

   
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09 April, 2014

City review

Authentic Spanish town with lovely town centre and local restaurants.

Coast review

Gandia beach is spectacular.
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22 August, 2013

City review

Gandia is ok, but we were 15 kilometers outside of Gandia

Coast review

Beautiful beach, clear seawater, sunny every day.
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06 July, 2013

City review

Gandia is a lovely old Spanish coastal town with a seafront area where there is a really quaint French quarter and marina with lovely boats - a really relaxing spot. The main town of Gandia is set a little back inland from the sea-front area and is nice with some lovely old buildings, good restaurants and bars. Plenty of shops about too including chains and supermarkets if you need them.

Coast review

I stayed in Mareyns De Rafelcaid, a mile or so from Gandia town. Mareyns is a nice area, very quite and peaceful with its own sandy beach, great if you have young kids. It is a short dirve into Gandia - just 5 minute really.
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27 September, 2012

City review

Beautiful place and such a jewel.

Coast review

My favourite holiday destination. Hardly any other tourists go there which makes it extra special. The most fantastic beach and spotless.
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10 September, 2012

City review

Nice city and nice beach, but difficult to find english speaking people.

Coast review

Nice area but not as good as Costa Blanca.
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09 August, 2012

City review

Ville de Gandia très agréable

Coast review

Très belle cote
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08 July, 2012

City review

Gandia is a small holiday town with the usual restaurants, pizzerias and McDonald's along the seafront. Not as touristy as some other Spanish resorts, mainly Spanish holiday makers or locals, we heard very few other Brits! The main beach is lovely but the better ones are Diamus and Mirimar. Away from the seafront are various shopping complexes and supermarkets, we shopped in Carrefour which is huge. As we had two small children with us we didn't see any cultural or historical attractions but did visit the Aquapolis water park in nearby Cullera which is small but perfect for young children.

Coast review

Lovely beaches and warm Spanish sunshine for a fortnight!
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30 June, 2012

City review

Picturesque!

Coast review

Nice sand beach
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29 June, 2012

City review

We were only shopping on the main street in the supermarked and going to the beach on the north of gandia inside the city it was very difficult to find the places you want. we were looking for the beach but couldn´t find the sign inside the city centre. there is also not enough parkin places, so it´s difficult to get rid of the car

Coast review

Valensia is very beautiful city easy to find around in
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30 August, 2011

City review

Beautiful beach, very well maintained with lovely promenade. Pity about all the high rise buildings backing it! Bus service good for beach. Could not figure out how to get to town so did not make it there. Would have liked if there were coach tours or boat trips from area. Also would have liked better variety of shops on promenade - they were mainly all the same.

Coast review

First class.
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10 August, 2011

City review

Very nice city, not excessive, for each find something.

Coast review

Sandy coast not for me, but you can drive it somewhere else.
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18 July, 2011

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loved it

Coast review

liked better than MArbella
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