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Sightseeing in Valencia

Historic Site
“Valencia, the most amazing city in the south eastern part of Spain, is a prime tourist attraction in Europe. Its ancient buildings, religious edifices, museums and markets lure thousands of tourists every year. While exploring this beautiful city, you ought not to miss the chance to explore Llotja de la Seda – the silk exchange. This is a Gothic-style civil edifice and one of the major spots for tourists. The buildings were built between 1482 and 1533, which was deemed the golden era of Valencia. The buildings stand as witnesses of the glorious industrial past of the Spanish empire. It was built by ace architect Pere Compte and the resemblance to medieval castles is there. The Silk Exchange buildings cover an area of approx 2,000 square meters. It was the city’s sole building used exclusively for mercantile transactions. In a way, its existence contributed to the economic prosperity of Valencia in the 16th century and later. The Llotja de la Seda is a wonderful piece of gothic architecture and you are sure to be charmed by its grandeur. The 28 Gothic gargoyles atop the buildings lend a unique visual appeal to the surroundings. It has 4 main sections that include the Contract Hall, Orange tree courtyard, Consulado del Mar and main Tower. Each of the sections has their distinct appeal. As a visitor you have the opportunity to soak in the beauty of the architecture and the imposing ceilings since they do not have much interior furnishings. The building has been granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While on a visit to La Lonja de Seda there are a few other major landmarks you may want to explore. This includes the Central Market and Royal Church of St. John. A number of city bus routes cover this spot. ”
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Historic Site
“One of the most emblematic towers of the city, the gateway to the old town along with the Torres de Quart.”
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Monument / Landmark
“La torre del Miguelete es la torre campanario de la catedral de Valencia. The Miguelete tower is the bell tower of the Cathedral of Valencia. Dirección/Adress: Plaza de la Reina, s/n, 46001 València ”
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Historic Site
“This is a small but interesting spot in Valencia with Roman ruins. Free entrance on Sundays, otherwise just 2 Euros”
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Bar
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“Craft vermú (Spanish typical appetizer drink like Martini Rosso) with free bravas potatoes (spicy fries). Great paella (Valencian and Spanish national dish of rice).”
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Bridge
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Building
“Tómate un cóctel en la terraza del 8º piso, con música chill-out y unas vistas increíbles de la ciudad. Entrada por la calle Moratín.”
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Plaza
“Abierta en la muralla cristiana de Valencia en el año 1356. Fue reconstruida al estilo renacentista en 1597. Cerrada de nuevo en 1707, fue más tarde restaurada en 1764. Y por último en 1843 fue reformada al estilo neoclásico añadiendole el doble vanoa actual.”
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Monument / Landmark
Historic Site
“Porque se sentirán como en casa, caben bastantes personas por un precio asequible y porque está cerca de todo.”
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