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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Valencia: the third largest city in Spain
by Arunas Travel Photography - 0

Spain


Valencia (Spanish: València) is the third largest city in Spain located on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea.



Five interesting facts about Valencia:

  • It was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century BC, under the name Valentia Edetanorum.
  • It was held by the Moors from the 8th to the 13th century.
  • Its Old Town is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 ac).
  • UNESCO has recognised the Silk Exchange market (La Llotja de la Seda), erected in early Valencian Gothic style, as a World Heritage Site.
  • It is a bilingual city: Valencian and Spanish are the two official languages.

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The Plaza de la Virgen with a view of the Cathedral (Valencian Gothic; built in the 13–15th century), Valencia 

Fuente del Turia
The Turia fountain, Valencia

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The Plaza de la Reina with a view of the Cathedral and the Micalet Tower, Valencia

Torre del Micalet
The Micalet Tower, Valencia

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Roman columns, Valencia

Street art, Valencia
Street art, Valencia

Street art, Valencia
Street art, Valencia

Cat
Stray cat, Valencia

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