Valencia is a great city. It’s very old, founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC, Valencia has grown into Spain’s third largest city with a metropolitan area population of around 2.3 million.
Although it doesn’t feel like a huge place. The historic center has a very small city vibe with wide boulevards linked together by small streets and pedestrian passageways filled with traditional cafes, tabernas and specialty shops. A lot of the sidewalks in the city center are marble and, boy howdy, they feel good under foot.
Estacion del Norte is the city’s main train station. Fast, easy and filled with some great tile work.
Plaza Redonda is a lovely circular market traditionally used to sell lace, fabric and millinery goods.
Just a few loose ends.
Manolo was a bullfighter and flagman who was killed on May 1, 1992 by the bull Cabatisto in the bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Seville. You know what they say about messing with the bull… See for yourself.
Bullfighting is still very popular in Spain and people line up here to purchase tickets for upcoming spectacles.