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About Valencia

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, is a hub to launch music careers across the globe. Here, you’ll dive into your passion and meet students and faculty from around the world, with an average of 38 nationalities represented each year on campus.

The third-largest city in Spain, Valencia is a vibrant place where there is always something to do and discover. Whether you’re planning to come to Berklee Valencia, or if you’re just curious to learn more, we hope this guide will give you a better understanding of the Berklee community in Valencia, the city’s music scene, student activities, fun things to do, and more.

8 Fast Facts About Valencia

If you don't know anything about Valencia, here are some facts to help you get a better picture of what the city can offer.

A Musical Hub of Spain

A Musical Hub of Spain

The region of Valencia has a strong musical tradition, as the home of 50 percent of Spain’s musicians. For hundred years, people in and around the city have formed symphonic brass bands, that now are merging with newer genres and expanding the music offer in the city. Therefore, the city’s vibe is artistic and youthful, with a music scene that is welcome to all styles and genres.

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Vibrant City

Vibrant City

Valencia is a city where you will never get bored. Whether discovering new venues and bars, going to a music festival, or visiting an art exhibition, you will always find something new to do.

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Mediterranean Lifestyle

Mediterranean Lifestyle

Valencia is a perfect example of a city with a Mediterranean lifestyle. That means sunny weather, great food, picturesque scenery, and a welcoming, friendly community.

A Gateway to Europe

A Gateway to Europe

With an airport, three train stations, and a bus station, it’s easy to travel from Valencia to other cities in Spain and Europe. Valencia is located close to other music hubs in Europe, with direct two-hour flights to Berlin, Paris, London, and other cities.

Not Too Big, Not Too Small

Not Too Big, Not Too Small

With a population in 2020 of more than 800,000, Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. The size of the city makes it safe, simple, and easy to get around. You can take the bus, the metro, the tram, a bike, or just walk—nearly everything you’d want to see is within walking distance.

Inclusive and Diverse

Inclusive and Diverse

If there is something Valencia embraces, it is the diversity of its people, being open to a wide variety of cultures, and the LGBTIQ+ community. It’s a city that is open-minded and welcoming to all residents and visitors.

A City for Every Kind

A City for Every Kind

For sports lovers, you’ll find outdoor activities on beaches, in parks, and in the mountains. Valencia's good weather makes it possible to participate in a variety of sports—such as climbing, running, paddle surfing, or even sailing—in any season. If you’re a culture geek, you will find your place, too: Valencia has almost 60 cultural sites, from museums and monuments to multidisciplinary spaces and an extensive network of theaters. It’s up to you how you spend time after a day of classes!

A Strategic Location for Berklee’s Campus

A Strategic Location for Berklee’s Campus

Berklee’s campus is located at Valencia’s iconic City of Arts and Sciences, a magnificent 3,600-square-meter campus designed specifically for music and the performing arts.

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The Valencia Experience

Whether studying in one of Berklee Valencia's graduate programs, or taking part in the First-Year Abroad or Berklee Study Abroad undergraduate programs, Valencia students have wonderful experiences in the city that have helped them grow personally and professionally. Read about some of their experiences below.

 

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