The Westin Valencia
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... there was a certain Islamic character to the city in the way the markets and streets were set out. My senses were correct. It turns out the Muslims took over the city at one or two points in it's history. Even though they aren't present now, I guess some facets of the culture persist.
Unfortunately not all of that knowledge ended up sticking. I admit to being a bit of a zombie today, which is ...
Day 2 in Valencia. Breakfast buffet was huge, but a lot of meat. A lot of families visiting as well. I eat and run. I walked A LOT. There were some nice parks to hang out in. I passed by a military museum and it was free. So I went in and spent an hour looking at cool stuff from clothing to guns to cannons. I find lunch at a ...
... manage to find the hand of glory (some old guys shrunken and preserved arm), the lost arc and the holy grail- take that Indiana Jones!
After the church we had some gelato (naturally) and then headed back to our apartment to check our emails for a reply from Valencia's number 1 Trip Advisor tourist destination- the X Door. Luckily they had a spot open up for us at 5.30pm in the intermediate to difficult class.
So we decided to check out the local market while we ...
... really interesting to see that the city went between Muslim and Christian rule so many times that they ran out of materials to build with. So eventually they started reusing the materials they tore down, leaving walls with random statues embedded in the bricks. After the walking tour, we went to check out the central market which has been closed every other time we passed. On our way there, ...
... whilst being just a 30 minute or so walk from the edge of the old town.
There is an hour or so of daylight left in the day, so we walk around the old Turia River bed (Garden of the Turia) nearby and look at the amazing structures within the City of the Arts.
For dinner we take a chance by turning up at Appetite (a small contemporary, popular and highly rated neighbourhood bistro situated in Ruzafa) without a booking and luckily there are just ...