From the streets of Valencia

After our memorable stay in Madrid we travelled down south to the beautiful city of Valencia, the third major city of Spain. The city well-known as the land of paella and orange is also home for the famous festivals like Las Fallas and the La Tomatina. Unfortunately, we were not able to witness these festivals during our visit, but we very well managed to explore the rich history as well as the modern part of the city. What we loved about Valencia was that it wasn’t over crowded with tourists like Barcelona and Madrid and hence we could enjoy the major attractions without much hustle bustle.

Plaza de la Virgin

Plaza de la Virgin

Plaza de Toros de Valencia (The Bullring)

Plaza de Toros de Valencia (The Bullring)

North Railway Station of Valencia

North Railway Station of Valencia

We had reached Valencia on a Monday and were quite disappointed when we realized that most of the places we wanted to visit was closed. But this in turn gave us an opportunity to explore the city in a much relaxed pace and experience the life in the city from a locals perspective. Grabbing a city guide from hotel that provided detailed information on the architectural wonders of the city, we decided to walk around and admire as many sights as possible during our stay. Main part of our tour included exploring Ciutat Villa the historic downtown region, which exudes loads of charm and also an eye-opener on Valencia’s heritage and history.

Cathedral of Valencia

Cathedral of Valencia

View of Iglesia San Nicolas from Career de la llotja

View of Iglesia San Nicolas from Career de la llotja

Convento de Santo Domingo

Convento de Santo Domingo

Mercat Central

Mercat Central

Lounging at the City of Arts and Science

Lounging at the City of Arts and Science

ValenciaThe streets of Valencia are living proof of the rich art and cultural scene during the golden period in the city’s history. From the ancient gothic style cathedrals to modernist influenced architecture of the famous Central Market (Mercat Central), every structure has a different story to unfold and offers something new to admire.

Iglesia de Santos Juanes

Iglesia de Santos Juanes

Valencia

Palacio del Marques De Dos Aguas

Palacio del Marques De Dos Aguas

Valencia

Ice cream are a must when in Valencia

Ice cream breaks are a must when in Valencia

Iglesia de San Agustin

Iglesia de San Agustin

Statue at Iglesia San Agustin

Statue at Iglesia San Agustin

Plaza Redonda

Plaza Redonda

Wandering through the old town, trying to pluck some luscious looking oranges, we reached the old entrance to the city Torres de Serranos, which once was used as the prison for nobility and these days’ people gather on top to watch the aeriel view of the city.

Ayuntamiento (The City Hall)

Ayuntamiento (The City Hall)

Flower stalls at the Plaza Ayuntamiento

La Lonja de la Seda

La Lonja de la Seda

The Torres de Serrano

The Torres de Serrano

Puerta de la Mar

Puerta de la Mar

The city of Valencia is also famous for porcelain figurines and we came across a number of stores that had beautiful pieces on display. When we stumbled across the famous “Lladro” store, we contained ourselves and decided to take a peak here. The store displayed some exquisite piece of art made of finest porcelain. The manager present in the store also suggested us to take tour of the Lladro factory and museum (hence the name “City of Porcelain”), which was located at the outskirts of the city. Much as we were tempted to take up the tour (which needs to be booked in advance), we had to resist ourselves as we had limited time we had in hand and moved on with the explorations.

Image Courtesy: http://www.lladro.com/porcelana/boutique_valencia/

Image Courtesy: http://www.lladro.com/porcelana/boutique_valencia/

Lizard, lizard on the wall!!

Lizard, lizard on the wall!!

Fountain at Universidad de Valencia

Fountain at Universidad de Valencia

Stealing some oranges on the way!!

Stealing some oranges on the way!!

Our walking tour was an absolute delight as we happily took in everything the city had to offer. Walking down the cobbled lanes for long hours to unearth some of the lesser-known spots, we came across a number of absolutely stunning architectures. These buildings not only reflected the ancient history of the city but also gave new facet to the modern art scene present here.

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45 Comments

  1. March 26, 2016    

    Great photowalk

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      March 26, 2016    

      Thank u Paresh

  2. March 26, 2016    

    Amazing buildings and architecture. You look lovely 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 1, 2016    

      Thank you Bushra! 🙂

  3. March 26, 2016    

    Awesome place, beautiful shots. very eye soothing.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 1, 2016    

      Thank you! Valencia is pretty charming in its own way! 🙂

  4. March 26, 2016    

    Thank you for taking me a tour through Valencia! 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      It was our pleasure Chaitali! 🙂

  5. March 26, 2016    

    Amazing architecture and pics too. 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Thanks Manu! 🙂

  6. March 26, 2016    

    Its always fun to unearth lesser known spots! Wonderful pictures and a great tour of Valencia 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Very true Arun! Its quite interesting and exciting at the same time to visit such places!

  7. March 26, 2016    

    I missed visiting Valencia. Such a lot to see there.
    The cathedral facade is amazing. I would have loved to photograph it.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Valencia is filled with beautiful, photogenic locations in every corner! One would click hundreds of pictures here!

  8. March 26, 2016    

    I am doing Western Europe in May/June. I already have Madrid/Barcelona/Costa Del Sol in my list. After seeing your awesome pictures, I am tempted. So what do you guys suggest?
    Regards,
    Soumya Nambiar
    http://www.travelbooksfood.com

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Hi Soumya!
      If you are traveling near by this city we would definitely suggest you to visit! 🙂

  9. March 27, 2016    

    Beautiful pics and you. Love your styling

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Thanks Sadhvi! 🙂

  10. March 29, 2016    

    Great pics!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Thanks Rashmi! 🙂

  11. March 29, 2016    

    Valencia look so architecturally rich!!
    Thank you for the tour, girls. 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 2, 2016    

      Valencia has some of the spectacular buildings! 🙂

  12. April 2, 2016    

    Loved the snapshots and were you successful in plucking the oranges? 😀

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 3, 2016    

      Thanks Mridula! No, even though Hema tried a lot she dint pluck even a single orange! 😉

  13. April 2, 2016    

    Amazing pictures.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 3, 2016    

      Thank you! 🙂

  14. April 6, 2016    

    He estado buscando un poco por posts de alta calidad o entradas en blogs sobre estos contenidos. Explorando en Google por fin encontré este sitio web. Con lectura de esta post, estoy convencido que he encontrado lo que estaba buscando o al menos tengo esa extraña sensacion, he descubierto exactamente lo que necesitaba. ¡Por supuesto voy hacer que no se olvide este blog y recomendarlo, os pienso visitar regularmente.

    Saludos

    turismo rural en valencia http://www.casaruralantiga.com/turismo-valencia

  15. April 7, 2016    

    Dang, the cathedral is just sooo beautiful. I’d love to visit!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Yes, you must Bailey! You would be stunned by the interiors as well… 🙂

  16. April 7, 2016    

    Wow!! I can’t get over the architecture — such a beautiful place! 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Yes it is, very corner in this city has something special to offer to its visitor! 🙂

  17. April 7, 2016    

    You have amazing photos!! Valencia is a great place that i wish i can visit one day soon! Thank you for sharing your travel experience.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Thank you Carla!:)

  18. April 7, 2016    

    Win! I can’t stand crowded places so if what you’re saying is right, I will put this on my travel list. Everyone talks about Madrid and I’m sure it’s super awesome but if Valencia offers a slower pace then I’m in! Great pictures too 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Thanks Hung! You won’t be disappointed when you visit Valencia! 🙂

  19. April 7, 2016    

    I love all the photos, and that you were trying to get oranges right off the trees 🙂 Must’ve been fresh!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Thanks Sarah! Those oranges looked so juicy Hema couldn’t resist from plucking one! 😉

  20. April 7, 2016    

    Valencia looks like a really interesting place to visit. The architecture is pretty impressive and I love the sound of the slower pace too.

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Then you must plan a visit soon Amanda! 😉

  21. April 7, 2016    

    I didn’t know Valencia is famous of porcelains – I only knew oranges, paella and La Tomatina. :p
    Wonderful photos!

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 8, 2016    

      Thank you Noemi! 🙂

  22. April 7, 2016    

    What a wonderful guide. Valencia looks like a lovely city, and I’ll admit I am a sucker for porcelain. You should see my childhood bedroom. I was once a collector. Now that I live in a shoe box in NYC, I try to minimize, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look!!

  23. April 8, 2016    

    I try to do as many walking tours as I can when I travel to new cities. You learn so much. I also love the Iglesia San Nicolas’ architecture.

  24. April 10, 2016    

    Spain looks very photogenic on your photos, and it also suits both of your very well 🙂 The last picture is fantastic 🙂

    • 2travellingsisters 2travellingsisters
      April 15, 2016    

      Thank you so much Antonina! 🙂

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