Moncada: traditional Spanish atmosphere for international students

Moncada is a small traditional Spanish village located near to the city Valencia, with approximately 20.000 inhabitants at the moment. Many parks, little and individual bars or restaurants give this area its quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

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On the other hand, many young people from all over the world come to Moncada to study at the famous University of Cardenal Herrera (CEU). Because of its excellence and long tradition, CEU is very popular university for foreign, international and especially Erasmus students. CEU Cardenal Herrera University is the first private university in the Region of Valencia. Every year, it welcomes a rapidly growing number of international students from UK, Sweden, Canada, United States and New Zealand. Currently over 600 international students come to study at the University with the European programs like Socrates, Erasmus and Leonardo. The University has five faculties: Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty Of Veterinary, Faculty of Law, Business and Political Science, Faculty of Humanities and Communication Sciences and ESET Technical School of Engineering. Additionally, the brand new Central Library is a 5, 000 square meter building with a capacity for up to 700 students.

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Why it is worth it to move to Moncada? Because living in Moncada means, having time to relax at beautiful places in a peaceful town where you have the University, the library, many supermarkets and other students right next to.

Besides famous sights like for example the Church of San James, the Hermitage de Santa Barbara, the Old Market or the City Hall, everything an international student needs is right there. In the area of the University you can find many restaurants/bars, grocery stores, bank and post offices, printing services, bookstores, health centers and pharmacies, municipal services, gas stations and even a hotel.

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This area does not only build a great place for Erasmus students to spend their time abroad, but also provides typical traditional Spanish festivals. Santa Barbara for example takes place on December 4, in which the people from Moncada celebrate their patron Saint Barbara. During the Moncada Holy Week, one week before Easter, you can experience them celebrate various religious rituals. Another interesting ceremony is called Magi, a parade which takes place on January the 5, where their majesties the kings begin their journey from Valencias Xátiva Street ending at Moncadas Old Town Hall. It includes musical, artistically and dance elements along the whole street.

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The city of Moncada is accessible by the Valencia Metro public transport system easily, with a ride to the center of Valencia taking about 20 minutes. To check out our flats, which easily connect the city center of Valencia with Moncada, click here. The Metro passes a few scenic landscapes, you can enjoy viewing while travelling. Valencia and Moncada are connected by the Metro line 1 (Yellow) from the station Ángel Guimerá in the direction of Betera, leaving the train at station Moncada-Alfara or to get to the University directly at Seminari-CEU.

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