A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)June 14, 2014

One of our first stops on our walking tour of Valencia was the Silk Exchange. Now a museum, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is part of the floor in the trading floor. The building dates from the mid-16th century. I was not able to get a decent photo of the exterior of this Gothic structure.

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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

When Valencia was first founded, this area was the center of town. Plaza Manisis features a column with a likeness of Francisco Pizarro. I am not really sure why he is there, as he was born in the northern part of Spain.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:37PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

We briefly went in the Church of the Sacred Heart; this is the main altar.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:40PM
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Most restaurants posted signs like this outside their business. Paella was created in Valencia, so they say. As you look at this menu, remember that 1 Euro = $1.35 US Dollars.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:42PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Another restaurant's menu board.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:43PM
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I took this photo to show the local police and their itty-bitty car that is behind them.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:45PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

Looking up at the Valencia City Hall. The renovation has been going on for many years.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:52PM
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A partial view of the Cathedral in Valencia, Spain.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:53PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

As we continued our walking tour, this was our first view of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Helpless. It was constructed in the mid-17th century.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:57PM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

There was a service being held inside the Church of the Helpless, so we were not able to really get into much of the interior.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 12:59PM
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On the Plaza of the Virgin, this Turia fountain features lots of pigeons on Neptune.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 1:02PM
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