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A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:33

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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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:37

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:40

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


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:42

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:43

Another restaurant's menu board.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:45

I took this photo to show the local police and their itty-bitty car that is behind them.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:52

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


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:53

A partial view of the Cathedral in Valencia, Spain.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:57

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 12:59

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.


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RE: A long cruise - Valencia, Spain - part 4

  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 14, 14 at 13:02

On the Plaza of the Virgin, this Turia fountain features lots of pigeons on Neptune.


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