Valencia (Valencia)

  • The Miquelet (Miguelete) is the bell tower of the cathedral of Valencia and one of the symbols of the city of Valencia.  It was mostly built in a Gothic style between 14th and 15th century. Its name comes from the great bell dedicated to St. Michael (aproximately 7500 kilos). A spiral stone staircase with 207 steps leads you to the top with great views of the city / ALC.
  • Detail of the Miquelet or Miguelete, the bell tower of the Cathedral of Valencia and one of the symbols of the city / ALC.
  • Apostles Gate  in the cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • Old prostitute showing her breasts: moralist gargoyle of the Cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • Plaza de la Almoina, Valencia: the city was founded in the year 138 B.C. by the Romans, who established the Forum in the Plaza (square) de la Almoina, now converted into a museum / ALC.
  • Romanesque Puerta del Palau (Door of the Palace), in the Cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • Sculptural detail of the late-Romanesque capitals of the Puerta del Palau (Door of the Palace) of the Cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • La Lonja de Valencia was a financial centre where the latest medieval merchants work out contracts. It is a wholly exceptional example of a secular building in late Gothic style. It was declared World Heritage Site in 1996 / Turismo Valencia.
  • King Jaime I, equaestrian statue in Valencia / ALC.
  • Cid's statue in Valencia / ALC.
  • Equestrian statue of el Cid in Valencia / ALC.
  • Possibly in May 1099, El Cid died in Valencia of natural causes, at the age of less than fifty-five years. Monument to El Cid, in the city of Valencia, by sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington / ALC.
  • The horse of el Cid, Babieca. Equestrian estatue of el Cid, Valencia / ALC.
  • El Cid's charter of donation to the Cathedral of Valencia (1098): his signature 'Ego Ruderico' is shown below.  Ego Ruderico in Latin means 'I, Rodrigo'.
  • La Gesta de Mío Cid, a representation on the beach of Las Arenas, in Valencia, where the siege of the muslim city by el Cid's troops is dramatized.
  • Marshes in Valencia have an extremely rich biodiversity. They allow a great variety of fauna, especially birds, and flora to be observed year-round / María Antonia García de la Vega.
  • La Albufera de Valencia. This ancient marine gulf, evolved into a freshwater lake, is one of the most important wetlands in Spain. It has also been declared a Special Bird Protection Area / / Luis Moreno Morales.
  • Fallas de Valencia, bonfire festival in March designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2016 / Turismo Valencia.
  • Every Thursday at noon, for centuries, the Water Tribunal (Tribunal de las Aguas), declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity UNESCO, has been meeting in the square in front of Valencia's Cathedral / Turismo Valencia.

 

 

Useful information

Tourist Council Web: www.visitvalencia.com 

Valencia Train station. Estació del Nord: 902 432 343.

Valencia Bus station. Joaquín Sorolla Alta Velocidad: 902 432 343.

Valencia Bus station: 963 466 266.

Valencia Airport: 902 404 704 / 913 211 000 / vlc_informacion@aena.es  

 

Rev. JGG 26.10.18