Valencia’s sights

Spain – a great and wonderful country. It is the birthplace of Don Quixote and fiery Dolores Ibarruri. Even the names of the cities make attention and excite the minds of many people: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Guadalajara, Granada, Malaga, Zaragoza, Toledo, etc.

In this small, but very useful article, we will introduce you to the history of the big city in Spain – Valencia.

Town Hall Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento)

Town Hall Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento)

Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona after the third-largest and largest city of Spain. As well as many other cities, Valencia has an amazing history, a variety of unique locations and different sights.

Even the layout of the city, could greatly affect his story. Very many years Valencia suffered from numerous floods that caused Turia river, flowing through the city. In 1957 there was another flood, but it was so extensive that even the city authorities are not lazy and tried to solve this problem. In the end it was decided that the riverbed to move outside the city.

Once the authorities have decided to issue flood before them a new. What to do with the old riverbed and bridges? At first it was decided to disassemble all the bridges and on-site to build a new channel of parking, but the citizens of this city came to the defense, because they wanted to place that on this channel was beautiful extensive park.

Turia Gardens

Turia Gardens

Currently Turia Gardens are a favorite place to stay as city residents and tourists alike. This park is decorated with a very wide variety of flowers and trees. Equipped with beautiful fountains, jogging cycling paths in different buildings for sports.

In the upper part of the park is Biopark – zoo, what in the world is nowhere more. Biopark fascinating and unique in that all visitors to the park can meet many animals of 250 species found in Southeast Asia and Africa.

But, at the bottom of the park is an amazing town of Arts and Sciences – this creature inimitable and talented architect Santiago Calatrava. Thanks to him, in this town there was a huge futuristic science and entertainment center.

The structure of this unique complex includes:

  • Science Museum Prince Philip, whose shape resembles a whale skeleton.
  • Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts.
  • Park L’Umbracle, where you can see all of the local fauna.
  • Futuristic bridge El Puente de L’Assut de L’Or, connects the southern part of the buyout of the city with street Menorca where you installed the 125-meter memorial column.
  • Planetarium L’Hemisferic the cinema, which is in the form of a giant blinking eyes.
  • Ocean Park with the largest aquarium in Europe.
  • Alley sculptures of famous contemporary artists.
  • All buildings City of Arts and Sciences located in small ponds and act gracefully above the water level.

    Very popular considered Gothic city. Log in through the city can be very old northern city gate Torres de Serrano, which have been built sometime in 1398, but in 1930 these gates have been restored. With the addition of these gates is the Maritime Museum, which is located in the towers of the gate.

    Northern city gate Torres de Serrano

    Northern city gate Torres de Serrano

    Another attraction there is the “Lonja” Lonja de la Seda. The structure of this building went 1482 to 1548 years. This structure is known in that it is like no other transfers all Gothic character of Spain and Exchange is a symbol of Valencia heyday as a major trading center. Exchange Lonja de la Seda included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

    Not counting the other attractions, yet it shall be noted the main Cathedral of Valencia Santa Maria, each input what was done in different architectural styles. Within the walls of the cathedral, beautifully decorated with elegant carvings and statues, is a museum of Art, where the product actually look popular representatives of the Valencian school XV-XVII centuries. Here, in this temple is the legendary bowl, considered « Holy Grail ».