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Central Market Valencia

Walking back to the office from re-photographing Rojas Clemente (which itself is right opposite a smaller but similar in concept market building) last week I found myself walking past Valencia’s Central Market (El Mercado Central / Mercat Central de València). In fact just as I was arriving a beautiful vintage Fiat was driving past and so I coudn’t resist getting a shot of the …

Into the old town

As promised here’s part two of yesterday’s trip through Valencia. It’s only a short walk from the Pont de la Trinitat to the Torres de Serranos (Serranos Gate / Serranos Towers). These were one of the twelve gates that formed a part of the old city wall and were built at the end of the 14th century (between 1392 ad 1398). These towers are …

A walk in the park

Today Ksenia was showing one of the flats we recently sold in the old town (Ciutat Vella) to a colleague of its new owner so I was on babysitting duty and took the opportunity to take our son for a walk through a part of the Turia park. This is the park that was created in the 1960s and 1970s in response to the …

Albufera

Albufera, the freshwater lagoon south of Valencia and part of the Albufera Natural Park. This natural treasure is only a 15 minute drive from the very centre of Valencia and sums up one of the things we love about this place. You can live in Spain’s third biggest city and enjoy all of the facilities and attractions that come with it, but still only …