Kingdom of Valencia Circular Route

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  • King Jaime I, equaestrian statue in Valencia / ALC.
  • 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.
  • Apostles Gate  in the cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • Romanesque Puerta del Palau (Door of the Palace), in the Cathedral of Valencia / ALC.
  • Cid's statue 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alfafar rice paddies, Valencia / Vicente Alemany.
  • Every September, In Algemesí, province of Valencia, takes place the Festival of the Mare de Deu de la Salut, a religious festival of medieval origin declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO / Museu Valencià de la Festa de Algemesí.
  • Islamic tower of Racef, in Almussafes (province of Valencia). ALC
  • Channelisation to avoid floods as the mentioned in the Song of el Cid, in Almussafes, province of Valencia / ALC.
  • Walls of Alzira, province of Valencia / València Terra i Mar.
  • Xàtiva, Valencia / PAB.
  • Castle of Xàtiva, Valencia / València Terra i Mar.
  • Almost invisible remains of the castle of La Carbonera, also called "Peña Cadiella" in the Song of el Cid and historically reinforced by el Cid. In the limit between the municipalities of Otos and Beniatjar, province of Valencia / Gersón Beltrán.
  • Castle of Corbera, province of Valencia / Xavi Gómez.
  • Islamic castle of Cullera / Cullera's Town Council.

 

The Kingdom of Valencia 

 

The Kingdom of Valencia circular route is currently in the project phase. The reconditioning and signposting work has yet to be carried out on most of the route and the present situation is as follows:

  • The 86 km between Valencia and Montaverner (86 km) are shared with the Defensa del Sur (Southern Defence Line) and are already signposted as GR 160.
  • The remainder of the route, between Montaverner and Valencia and passing through Beniatjar and Gandia (166 km) has not been signposted and the trails have not been suitably reconditioned. These locations are currently only accessible by road.

Rev. JGG 02.08.16

 

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