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El Palmar

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Address: Autovia Sue de Valenci, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 96 1620066
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El Palmar Homeland of Rice

If you want to eat authentic paella you have to go to the town of El Palmar which is located 20 km from Valencia.The city has plenty of restaurants .The town is surrounded by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
Blanka G
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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Portoroz, Slovenia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you want to eat authentic paella you have to go to the town of El Palmar which is located 20 km from Valencia.The city has plenty of restaurants .The town is surrounded by a rice fields.The boat trip through the rice fields is very interesting. Bus rides Valencia-El Palmar cost one-way eur 2 Taxi rides cost one way about... More 

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Lviv
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ended our daytrip to Albufera here. I guess, you must come prepared if you want to chose a good place to eat - there are so many of them! We've got the mpression, howeverm that tourists are not always super-welcome here... It is obvious that many places cater for big (bussed?) groups, so we had a problem finding a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The town (or is it a big village?) of El Palmar is the starting point for visits to the excellent wildlife reserve of Albufera; and it’s well worth staying around and enjoying it in its own right. A haven of peace and quiet after the bustle of Valencia, its canals and the proximity of sea and lagoon give in the... More 

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Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm not sure if we went on the best possible day ever or what, but there were NO tourists in town, and it was early July. Beautiful quaint little town, happy helpful non-English speaking shop owners, and tons of little restaurants. We went all the way to the end of town, a small restaurant Tonica something.... But, 12€ each for... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great Paella and people - My wife and I went to the small village where Paella originated from and had some fantastic food. Food took about an hour to prepare - which was enough time to relax and enjoy the people.

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worthing
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26 reviews 26 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you like eating and want something authentic This is a great little town. Lots and lots of choice with restaurants, really friendly people and don't miss a 4/5 euro boat trip around the lake it was very therapeutic.

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Murcia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Pretty, often crowded with coach trips of seniors on arranged luncheons. Narrow canals and boats. Herons everywhere.

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I always come here when i go to Valencia. A small town, only to be reached through one way, with lots of nice restaurants and small streets to stroll around in. Near the water different boats are headed to the Albufeira lake which takes about 45 min. but a splendid trip it is. Lots of waterlife and birds around you.... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

El Palmar is a small town that is filled with restaurants and is very popular with the people of Valencia, who go there to eat paella. There are many good restaurants and the main menu is the paella. They probably have the widest variety of paellas in Spain.

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mallorca
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

The area is flat, flat, flat. Just like the Camargue in many ways. The town is small and uninteresting except for the many little restaurants. But I happen to love the Camargue, and this is similar, but without the bulls and wild horses. The difference is the network of waterways and the birdlife therein. Well worth a day out, and... More 

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