After some much needed beach life on the Costa Daurada, I decided to head further down the Eastern coast. From North to South Eastern. It took a back breaking 4 hours to reach my final destination in Spain. I could hardly walk when I stepped off that bus. But wow, was it worth it when I hit Valencia!
The 1st sight to greet me was this,
The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Basically an arts zone with museums, galleries, aquarium, planetarium, oceanarium, zoo & a whole lot more. The place was great. I scouted it out for a bit, then made my way to the city centre.
There was alot more to the eye on the outskirts though, as it took quite a hike to get there,
To tell you the truth it almost crippled me. It was very hot & humid in Valencia & I had a big backpack on my back. I was close to death at one point. But hey, get the Warrior on eh 😜
Seriously though, very, very hard graft! But I made it & what an impressive city I had waiting for me to conquer;) I managed to book a room surprisingly easy. So that was that. Time to explore the wonders that this place had on offer.
The magnificent city of Valencia is a port city that lies on Spains Southern Coast. Its known for its City of Arts & Sciences. The 3rd largest city in Spain & the capital of the Autonomous Community.
& what a fascinating city Valencia is!
1st off I headed to the Bull Ring,
Next to the bull ring is the railway station,
I planned on going inside both, but when I seen the size of the queue around the corner, there was no way I was standing there all day. So I decided to visit the Ruins of the Roman City.
I enjoyed this area of the city & chilled there for a while soaking up the sun & admiring the beauty of the place. The ruins date back to 138 BC & was founded as a Roman Colony called, Valentia Edetanorum.
The city also has 2 main forts strategically placed. 1 is the Torres de Serranos,
The other is the Torres de Quart,
The architecture in Valencia is nothing short of fantastic & I enjoyed walking around admiring 1 after the other.
For the rest of my time in Valencia I just chilled in the Plaza Redonda,
The Round Square. Where all adjoining streets led to. There’s bars, cafe’s & restaurants here, with lots of entertainment. So obviously this was my favourite spot.
The city of Valencia was amazing & I enjoyed my stay. I definitely plan on visiting again sometime in the future. Sadly that was the end of my travels down the Eastern coast of Spain. It was time to pack up & head back home with a heavy heart, as well as a heavy backpack. I’m a little dissapointed that I didn’t travel to Murcia. But hey, its made me plan for next time, to start in Murcia then travel back to Valencia then on to Seville & finally Madrid. So that will be fun!
For those that haven’t yet visited Valencia. I would strongly recommend the city to anyone & everyone. Its simply fantastic!
Thanks for reading &……….
Stay 😎 Travellers. Viva Espana 😜