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Historic Valencia - Placa de la Reina

I got the grand tour by car on returning Sunday afternoon to Valencia. The city of Valencia itself has a charming historical area and a modern area with futuristic architecture that is really something to behold. There is a portal doorway facade, the most famous in Valencia, that is quite fantastic, and see my review about that here: Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas. There are many more sights to see in this splendid city - Oh, Valencia! It was more of a driving tour to show me around, though we did stop here and there for a photo opportunity and/or walkabout in the city as well as sample some tasty tapas treats at a favorite spot of Juan & Gena.

New Valencia - City of Arts & Sciences
 La Pilareta (Bar Pilar) is a legendary tapas bar & restaurant, which has been around since 1917 in the Barrio del Carmen. This is a neighborhood populated by bars and night clubs near the historic center of Valencia. Nothing fancy about the place, but it has some old world charm. It's a narrow bar/restaurant with the bar on the right as you enter and some tables to sit at on the left side. It fills up quickly at peak hours, making for a somewhat cramped, but lively atmosphere. We had a bit of fun with the 'Pescaditos' (little grilled fish). Maybe because it was Sunday afternoon, but traffic was quite light and getting around was a breeze. The perfect way - Sunday afternoon day in driving around to see some sights. I feel I got a chance to take it all (partly driving and partly walking about) to gain some appreciation for what Valencia has to offer. I’ll say it again, Oh, Valencia! Quite a place to visit – don’t miss it! It's not often mentioned in the hustle and bustle to see Barcelona & Madrid, but try to make this city a part of your itinerary too and complete the golden triangle. Enjoy the photos in this entry, mostly a stream of sequence in shots to outline, but not define, the Valencia tour by auto, walking, observing, tasting, feeling & experiencing...

spocklogic says:
I remember you telling me of the endless explosions in fireworks at Las Fallas. Will have to do that one time and due for a visit with Juan & Gena. Perhaps its time for a dual visit of the Princes Sacapuntas & Pappagallo to the court of King Juan!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2017
travelsnobb says:
Hola mi amigo y amigas. Good time with Juan & Gena for las Fallas in 2007, splendor and good memories with fireworks, drinking Spanish wine and a visit to La Pilareta a must. Terrific touring Pappagallo from your bro Sacapuntas a.k.a.!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2017
spocklogic says:
My pleasure, Das!
Posted on: Jul 31, 2017
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Placa de la Reina
Placa de la Reina
El Miguelete Tower
El Miguelete Tower
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Valencia - driving tour
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Valencia - driving tour
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Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Brian
Brian
Brian
Brian
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Valencia - driving tour
Plaza de la Reina - Brian
Plaza de la Reina - Brian
Plaza de la Reina - Gena, Juan & B…
Plaza de la Reina - Gena, Juan & …
Brian & Gena
Brian & Gena
Brian, Juan, Gena - Selfie
Brian, Juan, Gena - Selfie
Brian
Brian
Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas
Palace of the Marqués de Dos Aguas
Marble doorway dwarfs man
Marble doorway dwarfs man
Portal Posing - Palace of the Marq…
Portal Posing - Palace of the Mar…
Portal Posing - Palace of the Marq…
Portal Posing - Palace of the Mar…
Turia Fountain - Plaza de la Virgen
Turia Fountain - Plaza de la Virgen
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Valencia Basilica Desamparados Ch…
Flags of Spain and valencia
Flags of Spain and valencia
Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral
Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral
Little fishies plate
Little fishies plate
Brian, Gena, Juan
Brian, Gena, Juan
yummy little fishies
yummy little fishies
Are you taking a picture?
Are you taking a picture?
Oh, Valencia!
Oh, Valencia!
Valencia at night
Valencia at night
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Massive Palace Portal Sculpture
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Terrific Tapas in Historic Bar
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photo by: spocklogic