This information was provided by:
AIP Language Institute is a Spanish Language and Cultural Institute located in Valencia (Spain) at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. AIP Language Institute guarantees educational holidays and efficient Spanish language learning in Valencia (Spain). AIP Language Institute a new way to learn Spanish.
Spanish food is not to be confused with Mexican. The tortilla in Spain is actually an omelet with potatoes. The adjustment to Spanish food may or may not be difficult for you. Olive oil and garlic are a part of just about every meal. The most common method of cooking is frying in olive oil, but it is not by definition greasy. We recommend that you try all the foods offered. Previous participants have stressed the need to try everything - you'll probably be pleasantly surprised. If there are items that you really dislike or cannot learn to like, it is better to state so openly. As mentioned, Spaniards enjoy fried foods, and you will probably need to eat them even if you would prefer some other method of preparation. Chicken, rice, and fish are plentiful. Breakfast frequently consists of bread and café con leche ; supper is often a tortilla (potato omelet) with bread and salad. The main meal is usually eaten in the mid-afternoon.
The Mediterranean diet is considered to be the healthiest in the world. However, this doesn't mean that you will not find both the mealtimes and the dishes a little strange.
In the morning, for breakfast Spaniards have coffee or hot chocolate with fruit juice and a pastry or toast with butter and marmalade. It is a light but nutritional breakfast. This is the smallest meal of the day. Do not expect cereal, or a large American or Germany style cooked breakfast.
At midday, between 2 and 3:30, they usually have a salad in the center of the table and two courses (the first course consists of rice or soup, etc. and the second course is meat or fish) the dessert tends to be fruit. Meal times are a great chance to sit down and chat, as in Spain they are times when all the family gets together.
At night (anywhere from 8:30 to 10:30) the dinner is somewhat lighter than the midday meal, although it also consists of two courses. Here fish, meat, eggs and vegetables are combined with great skill.
How to get to the Lladró Factory
The very well-known Lladró Factory has its central office in Valencia, in Tavernes Blanques, a village very close to Valencia, at which you can arrive by taking the bus number 16 of EMT (red buses). You have to stop at the first stop of the Carretera de Alboraya (also known as Avenida Ausias March, located just in the North if you look at the bus map). The best thing to do is to ask the bus driver, ¿Por favor, me podría decir cúal es la mejor parada para llegar a Lladró?. Once you are at the right stop you have to walk 5 -10 minutes approximately (ask again where it is).
It is important for you to know that the factory can not be visited. But there is a small shop besides the factory where you can buy some pieces at a good price. They also sell pottery figures that have slight blemishes, getting a discount up to 50%. The store hours are: from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.