Valencia: what to see, attractions and places to visit
What to see in Valencia, attractions and places to visit in this ancient city of Spain, a journey to discover the most interesting monuments.
Valencia was founded by the Romans in 138 BC. They called Valentia Edetanorum, strong city of Edetani, the name of a tribe ‘of the area. In the field of gastronomy is famous for the Paella, a typical dish made of rice, which takes its name from the metal container in which it was cooked, in Valencian Paella. The heart of the city is the Plaza de la Virgen, where the Cathedral de la Virgen de los Desamparados, the Miguelete Tower and the Palau de la Generalitat.
One of the buildings most beautiful city is the Lonja de los Mercaderes, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Baroque is the Palacio de Marques de dos Aguas, a museum of ceramics. The great creative genius of the architect Santiago Calatrava must masterpiece of contemporary architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences, a citadel which includes the Hemispheric, which is a planetarium, the Palau des Artes, which is a theater, museum science, oceanography, which is an aquarium, and more, offering the historic town a fine example of contemporary art.
Places to endorse in Valencia
Cathedral of Valencia
At the Cathedral of Valencia is accessed through three doors, the puerta de Los Hierros, Baroque, the Puerta del Palau, Romanesque, and Puerta de Los Apostoles, in Gothic style. It dates back to the thirteenth century, built on the site where once was a Roman temple and later an Arab mosque. From the large tower has a surprising view over the old town. Many tourists visiting the cathedral of Valencia, come to see the Holy Grail, or the Chalice that is believed to have been the one used by Jesus at the Last Supper.
Barrio del Carmen
And one of the neighborhoods of the historic center of Valencia, in the area around the convent Carmen Calzado. The Barrio del Carmen is one of the most crowded places in the city, even at night, with many local shops.
The central market of Valencia looks like a steel structure, stained glass windows and colorful ceramic inserts on the facade. In this place are collected hundreds of banks for the sale of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables, meats and local hams, fish and shellfish in abundance.