As I was sorting through my pictures I was struck once again by the beauty of Valencia, Spain. Here are some more pictures which I did not post previously...
The Cathedral of Valencia
The rose window of the Cathedral
One place that we visited, that I did not mention when we were there, is Valencia's central market, one of the largest in Europe.
One of the numerous stalls in the market selling Spanish hams. I failed in my earlier posts to mention the wonderful ham in Spain. It is deep red and flavorful... so unlike the pale stuff we buy in the supermarkets here in the U.S. The very best, "bellota" ham, is expensive. It comes from free range pigs whose diet consists of acorns from the oak forests of southern Spain. Delicious!!
And of course, there are the oranges for which Valencia is famous. "Naranja muy dulces"... "very sweet oranges".
Valencia's extravagant city hall
A street scene in the Old City
Looking through the portal of one of the surviving medieval gates of Valencia.
Valencia is located on Spain's Mediterranean coast, so, in addition to all the history, architecture and culture, there are beautiful, broad beaches.
Valencia is most definitely a city that I would like to visit again!