More of my curiosities of Valencia!

This is one of those cities that should be visited more. I was there as a child when had my aunt on mother’s side living there in a farm just south of the city near El Saler; when we lived in Madrid we would go there as our “vacation” ; then, their passing took us a dry spell of many, many years, finally with my wife and boys ,we decided upon my request to visit the city. We enjoyed the sites , and have plenty in my blog; however, found new pictures to tell you even more of this nice city by the Mediterranean. I am talking about Valencia, Spain; hope you enjoy the post as I.

The Paseo Neptuno or Passeig de Neptú is a promenade that begins in the port of Valencia and runs along Cabanyal Beach, to Malvarrosa Beach. Along this landscaped promenade there are countless traditional Valencian restaurants and cafes where you can have a drink, as well as hotels, including the luxurious Las Arenas spa,The parking Neptuno is located on the beachfront, next to the Club Nautico or Yacht Club, We enjoy the beach and restaurant (see post) and parked undeground at Parking Neptuno, webpage :


The Plaza del Ayuntamiento or Plaça de l’Ajuntament or City/Town Hall Square is the largest square in Valencia.

The bit of history tell us that the square has its origin in the old Convent of San Francisco, whose land King Jaime I granted to the Franciscans to build their convent outside the city walls in the 13C, right where the recreation house of Abu Zayd, the last Almohad governor of the city was located. Since 1423 there is evidence of the name of Plaza de San Francisco to the gardens that were of the Convent of San Francisco. During the 19C ,it had other names such as General Espartero (1840-1843), Isabel II (1843-1868) or La Libertad (1868-1874), to later be called San Francisco again until the year 1900 , From 11 February 1900 the square took the name of Emilio Castelar, one of the presidents during the First Spanish Republic. The name was in force until the end of the Spanish Civil War. Between 1939 and 1979 the square was known as Plaza del Caudillo, even hosting an equestrian sculpture of Gen Franco and during the Spanish democratic transition it changed its name to País Valenciano, until in 1987 ,when it took its current neutral name of Plaza del Ayuntamiento.


The Plaza del Ayuntamiento joins a triangle, and is found south of the plaza del Mercado and north of the València-Nord train station (see post). The City/Town Hall (see post)  is found next to the post office building built between 1913 and 1922, as the Palace of Communications (or Post Office), built in an eclectic style, which is one of the reference buildings for the square. The square is characterized by the presence of buildings, most of them in an eclectic and rationalist style, erected during the first half of the 20C. Also noteworthy is its circular fountain and the sculpture that pays tribute to the sworn in chief of the city at the beginning of the 14C, Francesc de Vinatea.

The bus lines C1, 6, 8, 11, 14, 35 and 70 reach the square, While the nearest Metrovalencia station is Xàtiva located on Calle Xàtiva about 150 meters south of the square, where pass lines 3,5 and 9.The MetroValencia webpage:

The EMT Valencia transports all modes

The Valencia tourist office

There you go folks, I feel better now to show you more of Valencia, the city by the Mediterranean and direct from Madrid on the A3!! We love it , hope you do too. This is more of my curiosities of Valencia nice walks indeed

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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