Have you ever heard about the Orange capital Burriana? Located an hour’s drive from Valencia, Burriana at the Spanish coast, is a huge orange harvest region. Most of the exported Spanish oranges are from this orange country. Besides driving by the hundreds and thousands of orange trees, you can take specific Orange Activities both in Burriana and Valencia.
The season for Oranges in Valencia is usually from October until May, this is the time when the Oranges are fresh, harvested and sold all over Europe and probably even further. Already in April and May, it’s time for the orange trees to blossom again when the entire Orange Blossom Coast smells of orange blossom. The orange blossom is used for perfumes, honey, salads and bride’s bouquets if the marriage is taking place in this season. Therefore Spring is an ideal time to visit Valencia and to take a day trip to Burriana, to explore and indulge in the freshest oranges. Tip: the smaller oranges are usually a bit sweeter and juicier than the huge ones 😉 If you buy fresh oranges during a Trip to Valencia / Burriana, and you don’t solely want to eat or squeeze all of them, you can also try and turn them into liqueurs, marmalade, tea and sweet desserts such as cakes or cookies.
Orange themed activities in and around Valencia and Burriana
- Central Market Valencia
Try the freshest oranges, and much more crisp produce, at the central market in Valencia. Open 6 days a week from 7 am you can shop like the locals, and try yourself through the immense tastes of what the region has to offer.
Address: Mercado Central, Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, Valencia
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 07 am -3:00 pm
- Drink Agua de Valencia where it was invented in Valencia
The refreshing yet alcoholic drink “Agua de Valencia” was invented at Café Madrid in Valencia back in the 1960’s. The Café is still a popular institution in Valencia, and, of course, still serves Agua de Valencia (check out the recipe here). Even though you will be able to order the Cocktail made with lots of orange juice is available all over Valencia and the region, try the real one if possible.
Address Café Madrid: Calle de la Abadía San Martín 10, Valencia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7 pm-2:00 am Friday to Saturday:7:00 pm- 3:30 pm, closed Sunday
- Museo de la Naranja (Orange Museum) / Museu De La Taronja
(temporarily) closed, Calle Major, 10, 12530 Burriana, Castellón, Spain
- Burriana Tourist Office
for more Information about activities in Burriana and the region, visit the Tourist Office in the Town Hall
Address: Calle Major, 10, 12530 Burriana, Castellón, Spain turisme.burriana.es/en
- Take an agriculture and Orange Tour
Horta Viva, Plaza de la Constitución, Moncofa hortaviva.net/en/
- Bodyna Spa, Orange massage: EUR 98, Palau de la Mar, Avinguda de Navarro Reverter 14, Valencia