Posted by gsmigic on March 17th, 2012 with Comments Off
Valencia is a charming old city and the capital of the Valencia province of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea approximately 4 hours to the south of Barcelona and 3 hours to the east of Madrid. Valencia is famous for its Fallas festival in March, for being the birthplace of paella, for hosting the 2007 America´s Cup, and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences.
The Plaza de Toros is a spectacular building just by the train station, built a-la Roman amphitheatre. You can have a small look at its interior from the Museum Taurino any time of the year. Most of the year Plaza de Toros is used for various concerts, congregations and cultural events. The actual bull-fighting (corrida) in Valencia takes place three times a year: 1.Spring Season during Las Fallas (March), 2.Summer Season during the Feria de Julio (July), 3. Autumn Season during October
The lovely arch dominates the area near the Glorieta. It is an elegant gate and was formerly one of the entrances to the city walls. The arch in the midle covers one of the crosses that is in the city. At night the Arc De Triomphe style gate is beautiful.