Valencia

Valencia

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Valencia (valencja Valencja, Valencia [balenθja]) is a city in Spain, the center of the autonomous community of Valencia and the province of the same name. The third largest city in Spain is after Madrid and Barcelona. Located at the confluence of a partially drained river Turia in the Mediterranean Sea. There is a very mild climate, lots of extraordinary beauty of beaches and historical monuments, which makes Valencia attractive for an unforgettable holiday.

The history of Valencia has its roots in the distant centuries. It should be noted that already in the Bronze Age the lands of modern Valencia were inhabited. Since that time, not one civilization was based here.

Valencia was founded in 138 BC. e. the great Roman Empire, which gave him the name Valentia. The new colony began to develop rapidly in the cultural and commercial area, facilitated by the crossing of its trade route "Via Sucronense».

After the Romans, the city was under the rule of the Visigoths, which adversely affected its development, or rather stopped it altogether.

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However, the situation changed radically after the conquest of Valencia by Muslims in 718. This moment can rightly be considered a turning point in the history of the city, since it began with its rapid growth. During the reign of the Cordoba Caliphate, the population of Valencia began to number about 15 thousand inhabitants. However, the economic and cultural flourishing of the city was recorded in the XI century, when Valencia received the status of the capital of the Arab kingdom. In 1093 Valencia was conquered by the national heroes of Spain - Sidom, however, his power did not last long, and nine years later the city was again headed by the Arabs. In 1238, the army of the Spanish King James I put an end to the rule of the Arabs, conquering Valencia in fierce battles.

The history of Valencia is truly rich in significant moments. The city, since ancient times glorified by its fertile lands, favorable climate and favorable geographical position, has often become the apple of discord between empires. Although the period of the reign of Muslims and has a long five centuries, to this day almost no trace of her remains. However, there are historical sources that show that in those distant times in the fertile valley was created almost perfect by today's standards of irrigation of land. After the final expulsion of the Arabs from the Valencian lands, the city fell into decay, as it was the Arabs who made up a third of its population.

The history of Valencia is truly rich in significant moments. The city, since ancient times glorified by its fertile lands, favorable climate and favorable geographical position, has often become the apple of discord between empires. Although the period of the reign of Muslims and has a long five centuries, to this day almost no trace of her remains. However, there are historical sources that show that in those distant times in the fertile valley was created almost perfect by today's standards of irrigation of land. After the final expulsion of the Arabs from the Valencian lands, the city fell into decay, as it was the Arabs who made up a third of its population.

However, eventually the fortress walls of Valencia were destroyed. Today they are reminded only of the remaining gates of the fortifications of the city - Torres de Quart (XV.). From the great medieval era, the city has well preserved narrow streets and urban buildings.

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The cathedral (Catedral de Valencia), built in the XIII-XIV centuries. is a symbol of Valencia. This structure is one of the earliest Gothic Valencian. Oceanographic parkhramovyh buildings. He was the center of public life in medieval Valencia, where meetings were held, disputes were resolved, etc..

In this amazing city there are other places that can interest its guests. For example, the city of Art and Science created by Calatrava (La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), which today is rightfully considered one of the symbols of Valencia. Here, guests of the city will be invited to visit the planetary cinema, or the hemisphere (El Hemisfèric), the Palace of Arts (El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía) and the Museum of Science (Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe). However, more popular is the Oceanographic Park (El Oceanográfico), which allows you to make an exciting journey to the depths of the oceans and seas of the planet.

Visiting the museum of the Museo del Patriarca, built in the 16th century, you can see the works of great artists such as Surbana, Murillo, El Greco and others.

The belfry of El Miguelete allows you to climb a narrow spiral staircase to the top platform, see a panorama of the whole city.

The brightest holiday in Valencia, collecting a lot of tourists, is the patron saint's day. Each year, various fairs, shows and shows are held in honor of him.

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However, the most spectacular holiday is undoubtedly Fallas, which is a "festival of fire", the emergence of which goes back to the dark ages of paganism. Traditionally on this day, in the spring, people burned all the unnecessary things that had accumulated over the winter. Of these dolls were built, the image of which was given a symbolic meaning. Today they are erected from papier-mache, and the height of some of them sometimes reaches the height of a 5-6-storey building. This festival begins on March 15 in the night of lights, or the fall, and then various costumed rituals and processions begin. The festival ends with the solemn presentation of flowers to the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin, the patroness of the Homeless. On this day you can see amazing works of florists who create masterpieces from bouquets of flowers from all over Valencia. That's why Valencia is also called "the city of flowers».

In general, Valencia looks like a fairytale city, through which you can wander for hours, enjoying its unusual and mysterious atmosphere.

The cuisine of Valencia is also diverse, like its history, it includes dishes from fish, vegetables, fruits and game. In this kitchen, there is an abundance of traditional rice dishes, which are prepared both dry and in broths and sauces. The most famous dish of Valencia, and the whole of Spain is Paeya (Paella)

These amazing dishes can be enjoyed in almost any of the many restaurants in Valencia, which are located in the historic center of the city.

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