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Beauty of Valencia, Spain

Valencia (Valencian, official name in Valencian, Valencia in Spanish) is a city in Spain, located in the east of the country on the Mediterranean coast. Founded in 138 BC. AD by the Roman consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus under the name of Valentia Edetanorum, it became, in the Middle Ages, the capital of the kingdom of Valencia.
Valencia is third largest city in Spain by the population with 797,028 inhabitants in 2012.                                                                                                                   [wikipedia.org]

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Valencia, Valencian Country

Author: Tango7174. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Valencia, Nightfall

Author: Enrique Domingo.flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Traffic circle

Author: ModernApps. Source: pixabay.com

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City Hall of Valencia

Author: Demiannnn. Source: fr.wikipedia.org

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The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.9667934995_e043573780_k
The complex, designed by the architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, and Félix Candela, was inaugurated on 16 April 1998 with the opening of L’Hemisfèric. The Sofia Palace of the Arts, was presented on 9 October 2005, the day of Comunidad Valenciana. The Golden Assut Bridge was inaugurated on 11 December 2008. The last element of the City of Arts and Sciences, Ágora, was inaugurated in November 2009.
After a flood in 1957, the bed of the Turia River crossing Valencia had been deviated. Since the 1980s, the part corresponding to the city center had been transformed into gardens and promenades for city dwellers. The mouth of this ancient bed offers the site of contemporary construction of the city of sciences. The complex covers an area of ​​350,000 m2.
The City of Arts and Sciences is organized around three main themes: arts, sciences, and nature.
They consist of: L’Hemisfèric (shaped like an eye), L’Oceanogràfic (in the shape of a water lily), Palace of Arts Reina Sofía (in the shape of a boat), and L’Ágora (building, metal structure)

Author: Adrien Sifre.flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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The City of Arts and Sciences

Author: CameliaTWU.flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Roads to the Grao. 

Author: Pablo Fernández.flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Central Market

Author: Consellería de Cultura. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Round Square

Author:Dorieo. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Entry of L’Oceanografic

Author: Andrés Soliño.flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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The aquarium (Oceanogràfic) in Valencia.

It is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

Author: FromTheNorth. flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Paths to the Grade

Author:Peter. flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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View of Gulliver’s Park.

Author: Kent Wang. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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SOURCE OF THE 8 ACEQUIA OF VALENCIA
The fountain consists of a large oblong cup, that is to say of uneven axes, in whose center and on a pedestal lies semirrecostado, or with the torso in an accentuated inclination, a bearded man that represents the River Turia, distant but evident memory, Of the Hellenistic, Nile and Romanian plasma of the Tiber.
 
Here, the fluvial character sustains, and is supported in turn in him, a great horn of abundance, overflowing with fruits, typical of the old emblematic of Valencia.
 
Around it, on each pedestal of semicircular section, there are eight naked girls or adolescents, with hairstyle and comb of Valencian labrador; All with a pitcher of water, and representing the eight ditches of the Turia
Sculptor: M. Silvestre Montesinos 1976

Author: Marcela Escandell. flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Town Hall Square in Christmas

Author: Miguel Sala. flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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THE FALLERS IN VALENCIA

Las Fallas (Falles in Valencian) are celebrations that celebrate from 15 to 19 March, with a tradition rooted in the city of Valencia and different towns of the Valencian Community. Officially they begin the last Sunday of February with the act of the Crida (in Valencian, ‘pregón’, in Castilian).

Author: Marcela Escandell. flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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