Valencia is a really modern and beautiful city. Of course, it still has its old town as all places in Europe seem to, but after being through so much old stuff I was pleasantly surprised to see something new.
This is the really bizzare science museum / art project that has been built in a dry river bed. Not kidding. Every city should have this sort of ingenuity.
Then as we drove off I caught sight of this truly fantastic gargoyle just hanging about…
…and some truly fantastic person tagged its chest…ugh.
Downtown was your stock-standard Moorish architecture complete with cathedral and minaret-with-a-steeple-on-top-so-it’s-not-a-minaret-anymore-shuddup-it’s-a-bell-tower.
Aaaand inside the cathedral…
Okay, let’s eat!
Apparently Valencia is the home of paella. Not being fussed on paella (I’m sorry Spain – I just don’t get it), we found a cute American-style diner for tea. Cheap Spanish wine, caesar salad and nachos. Classy.
Then we walked through the grounds around the science centre, where all the locals were exercising at 9pm because it had only just started to get
cool less hot.
It was only an afternoon in Valencia before we were off again the next day, to Barcelona!