Algirós Neighbourhood in Valencia: The Student Guide!
Are you planning to move to Valencia? Algirós is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Valencia for students, as it’s close to UPV and UV Tarongers and it’s a really nice place to live. If you’re looking for a residential area with good facilities and some spots for student nightlife, we tell you everything you need to know about Algirós!
Located nearby the University Area
Algirós is district number 13 of Valencia, and is composed by the following neighbourhoods: L’Illa Perduda (in Valencian, or La Isla Perdida in Spanish), Ciutat Jardí (or Ciudad Jardín), Amistat (or Amistad), La Bega Baixa (La Vega Baja) and La Carrasca. It’s located south of the University Area. It’s not far away from the beach, so some days you can even feel its breeze while walking on the streets. The neighbourhood is located surrounding Blasco Ibáñez avenue, which is one of the city arteries.
Residential and quiet neighbourhood in Valencia
Algirós is a residential area where many Valencian families live since decades. It’s location nearby the University Area has attracted lately Spanish and international students, and during the academic year you can find locals and students sharing neighbourhood.
It’s a quiet place where residents go walking to do their groceries. The busiest area is Avenida Blasco Ibáñez, which has quite a lot of traffic. Adjacent streets are narrower and straight, so it’s up to you where to live!
Buildings are pretty new, although this depends on the particular neighbourhood you choose to live in. Usually L’Illa Perduda has the oldest buildings, generally in good condition. At night there are two zones that are a popular spot for students to party: Xúquer-Honduras zone and Cedro zone. The rest of the neighbourhood remains calm.
Not only for tapas lovers (but definitely for them)
It’s really easy to find somewhere to eat at Algirós. There are hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of restaurants and bars in the area to suit all budgets.
Do you know what Spanish tapas are? If you live in this neighbourhood in Valencia you will never forget! Don’t miss the Tapas Route in El Cedro Square. Each Wednesday several bars around the square offer the combination of tapa + drink for only 2€. Tapas are delicious little portions of food that every Spaniard loves.
Apart from tapas, the gastronomic offer in Algirós is really varied: Italian food, pizzerias, creperies, kebabs, burgers, Chinese food, oversized food, Mexican food…There are also plenty of restaurants and bars which serve nice menu food for students at a low price.
La Lobera de Xiqui for Spanish traditional food and the Moroccan Tearoom La Kasbah are two musts of the area (along many others).
Lively student nightlife
Algirós has two very popular night spots for students in Valencia: Xúquer-Honduras zone and Cedro zone. Students start to party on Thursdays (they call it jueves universitario), so the most lively nights are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
You may start the night eating out with your new friends at one of the terraces. After that, stroll around and find a pub to your liking. If you still want to party, there are also some discos in the area. Whether you like indie, rock or pop music, you’ll have a really good time! Go to Wah Wah Club, Deluxe Pop Club or Sala Matisse if you like live concerts. Rumbo 144 and other discos play electronic and indie music.
Aragón is a different zone to party in Valencia, and is within walking distance from Algirós, in the streets around Aragón Avenue. There are also restaurants, bars and pubs there. Do you fancy some Spanish party?
Enjoy Fallas celebration in Algirós
The neighbourhood of Algirós takes part in the most important celebration of Valencia: las Fallas. During one week in March, the city is transformed: falleros (or local people who take part in the feast) take the streets with fireworks and parties in the streets.
The monumentos falleros (paperboard artworks which are burnt on the last day of Fallas) are put in squares, so the traffic becomes collapsed in some spots. Fallas is celebrated in Algirós, although the neighbourhood remains relatively quiet in most areas compared to other parts of the city.
Algirós neighbourhood’s facilities
There are several supermarkets in Algirós to fill your pantry, but also local and smaller food stores can be found. Fruit stores are pretty common in the area, but you can find also organic food shops or butcher’s.
Algirós neighbourhood is more a residential than a shopping district. There are some local stores to satisfy your needs: bookshops, stationer’s, drugstores, small clothing stores…Moreover, in Xúquer Square one of the outlets of the shopping mall chain El Corte Inglés is located, and it’s really worth a visit.
Anyway, if you want to go shopping on a Saturday afternoon you can take bus 81 or 31 to the city centre around Colón Street, or go underground (starting at Amistat metro station).
Would you like to stay fit while studying abroad? Well, Algirós hosts several private gyms, some of them with indoor swimming pool. There are also parks with spaces prepared to do sports. Don’t forget that you’re located quite close to University Area, where many students train after classes.
Small parks with vegetation, some of them for children, are scattered throughout the neighbourhood.
Blasco Ibáñez Avenue, which divides Algirós in two parts, is the biggest green area. As a matter of fact, it’s not really a popular place to do picnic or something similar, but it’s perfect to do running. This is one of the greeniest neighbourhoods for students in Valencia!
The best libraries in the area belong to the UPV and UV universities within the neighbourhood and are quite new, big and comfortable. Even if you’re not studying there you have free access and WiFi during the academic year except from examination times, when you’ll need the university card to enter.
University Area, where UV Tarongers and UPV are located, is within walking distance. In addition, only 5 minutes underground (Amistat metro station, lines 5 or 7) and you’re at the shopping city centre. The tram lines 4 and 6 (Universitat Politècnica, La Carrasca, Tarongers and Serrería stations) or the bus lead you to the Valencian beach in about 20 minutes.
If you don’t mind doing some sport, Valenbisi is a really good option to move around Valencia, as it’s the public bike system in the city.
Mid-range rental rate
The standard price for a room at a shared flat is around 250€/month. If you would like to live near UPV or UV Tarongers you’ll be happy to know this is quite an affordable neighbourhood! The Beroomers team can help you find your accommodation for students in the area!
Short and sweet
- Atmosphere: Algirós is a residential and quiet area, with two lively spots at night: Cedro zone and Xúquer-Honduras zone.
- Location: south the University Area and very close to it.
- Residents: Valencian families and national and international students.
- Local traditions: Fallas, when fireworks and noise fill the streets.
- Facilities: supermarkets, smaller food stores, local stores to go shopping…To stay fit, you can do running in Blasco Ibáñez Avenue or access the university sports facilities near.
- UPV and UV Tarongers: within walking distance
- Shopping city centre: 5 minutes going underground.
- Valencian beach (Malvarrosa): 20 minutes by tram.
- Mid-range rental rate: The mean price is about 250€/month for a room.
- Area of Valencia: The district of Algirós is composed by the neighbourhoods of: L’Illa Perduda, Ciutat Jardí, Amistat, La Bega Baixa and La Carrasca.
So Algirós is, amongst the other neighbourhoods for students in Valencia, your first choice? Or perhaps you would like to have more information about different neighbourhoods for students in other cities? Remember that, whatever your choice, we can help you find housing abroad 🙂
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