Thursday, July 24, 2014

SPAIN ~Valencia ~

Sent by family... lots of great views of  old and modern architecture harmonious in one city...
Thanks a lot Dorien!

Architecture (Classical) -
Arches and Monumental Gates
(Issued 02-01-2014)
©Editirial fisa escudo de oro,S.A.

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, was founded by the Roman Empire in 138 B.C. Located on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea.

The old town with Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgen, between which is located the Cathedral with its famous bell tower, El Miguelete, and the Serranos and Quart Towers, the only two perfectly-conserved city gates. The the Barrio del Carmen and the Lonja de la Seda (UNESCO World Heritage)

All of these contrast with the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Valencia’s own Santiago Calatrava. The atmosphere inside this spectacular architectural complex, which lies in the former Turia riverbed, makes it one of the most worthwhile visits of all.

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