Sunday, 31 January 2016

A wander through Valencia

This summer's trip to Valencia presented a new Spanish city to me and I was incredibly impressed. I'd heard great things about Valencia when I lived in Cordoba and combining it with the world-famous La Tomatina Festival gave me the perfect opportunity to explore.

What's incredible about Valencia is its stark contrast between the old and new. The historic centre is linked by the former river, which has been rerouted, leaving an incredible park, to the new ultra modern City of Arts and Sciences. It's wonderful to wander this path, taking in all that Valencia has to offer. Follow a wander through the city from its beautiful Estacio del Nord, through the old town, down the former river and ending at the City of Arts and Sciences

Inside Estacio del Nord

The train station's stunning exterior 

Carrer de la Pau 

Valencia's historic centre 

Traditional horchata shop, dating back more than 100 years

By the Mercado Central 

Inside the market

The market's central dome

Weathervane atop the market's central dome

Torre de Quart 

Valencia's crest, as seen on a manhole cover 

 Monument to the victims of the Spanish Civil War

 The Turia Gardens link the old to the new

First glimpse of the City of Arts and Sciences 

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