The Valencia city

The old helmet

The old helmet is defined by the route of the tram that marks the path for where the walls of the city were up to 1865. Here we find the biggest concentration of monuments, belonging in their great majority to the time of splendor after the reconquest, in 1238, when Jaime I took the city of Moorish hands. This way one can make a comfortable one traveled on foot, going by the last squares and solitary alleys that are in Valencia:

We begin in the Cathedral, of primitive Gothic style (to weigh that to her they have been added during the successive centuries parts of diverse styles). he/she Has three covers, a romanic, another Gothic one and another Baroque one.
 The bigger Chapel is Baroque and the lateral neoclassicists. It highlights in her their impressive dome, the tower steeple of plant octogonal, symbol of the city, to which we call the valencian the " Micalet " (or Miguelete). 

 From their roof a beautiful panoramic is sighted; (and if you has patience like Victor Hugo, maybe be able to count the 300 steeples that the one affirmed that it possessed the city).
But the most extraordinary fact is if he/she doubts the Room to Surrender, where the one is worshipped that is considered the Sacred Chalice that Jesus Christ consecrated in the Last Dinner. The Museum of the Cathedral exposes paintings of Goya and Jacomart, goldwork of Cellini, sizes of Paggibonsi, squares of the Valencian School of the s. XV to the XVII one and an extraordinary Custody that to be more modern he/she doesn't have less value than others of more antiquity.
Next to the Cathedral, the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados ones is, (Mare de Deu dels Desemparats").

The employer of the city, and in an immediate alley the Almudín, warehouse of wheat of the medieval time, restored today and transformed into Museum. Continuing toward the East, in a small square, San Esteban's Church is, where, according to the tradition, the Cid married to its daughters and San Vicente Ferrer it was baptized. The Palace of the Admirals from Aragon is in the near street of the Palau, and in that of Foremast of Gentlemen, the Church of San Juan of the Hospital, of elegant Gothic, as it is it, if not even more, Sacred Domingo's Convent, in the Square of Tetuán, in spite of the additions of the XIV and XV centuries in their interior or the cover designed by Felipe II.

The River

In the river Turia meets with three bridges of ogival appearance, the Bridge of the Real one, the Bridge of the Trinidad and the Bridge of Serranos, with the Towers of Serranos.

Antigua door of the wall (s. XV) that has as much luxury of arch of Victory as bastion solidity castrates you.
The bed of the river Turia, caused in the year 1957 a flood that caused numerous deads and it destroyed great quantity of buildings, reason why he/she decided to deviate it to the outskirts of the city. Now the old bed of the river is the scenario of the sport and of the recess of all the valencians since for him go for a walk, they run, they go in bicycle (mainly of mountain), they play soccer, to the rugby, to the base-ball, they skate and they make gymnastics to newspaper the thousands of citizens that congregate in this pleasant lung of life that is The River.
The IVAM (Institute Valencian of Modern Art) it is a great museum that the lovers of the new tendencies of the art should not get lost (Sculpture and Painting). one of the three better museums of modern art of Spain Constitutes. It is located in front of the old bed of the river, to the height of the School of Languages that is exactly to the other side of the bed.

The rasher and their proximities.

Down the street of Serranos we arrive at the Square of Manises, where is the building of the Delegation, located in a beautiful palace and the later facade of the Palace of the Generality, headquarters of the Government of the Generalitat. This building of the s. XV he/she offers great interest for the paintings murals of the Living room of the Cortes, the Golden Living room. 

And the Gallery of Portraits of the Kings of Valencia.
Of here we arrive to the street of The Gentlemen; formerly aristocratic neighborhood whose continuation finishes with other famous portal the Towers of Quart (1441).

And to the square of the Market where is the one that maybe is the best monument valencian architectural; The Rasher,

Built by the valencian merchants in 1483 as headquarters of the Recruiting and of the Consulate of the Sea.
Fair to the side is the Baroque Church of the Sacred Juanes whose vault painted by Palomino, in its time had one of the biggest paintings murals in the world.

and the Bell of Santa Catalina's Church, also Baroque.

From here you arrives Lathe down the street at the Marquis's of Two Waters Palace, of style rococó. 

Their delirious cover owes to the imagination of the painting Hipólito Rovira that died crazy. In contrast with this would be of great interest to visit the Patriarch's School (1603), for their typical austerity of the Spanish Rebirth, or the University, neoclassicist that is exactly behind, or the neighbor and grandiose Palace of Justice, also neoclassicist, crowned with Carlos' great statue III and to few meters, the new bridge designed by the valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, inaugurated in 1995 and well-known as the Comb for the inhabitants of this city.

The neighborhood of the Carmen

One cannot say that one knows the essence of Valencia if one doesn't know this neighborhood; the purest and riotous, maybe is the superlative of what is the whole city in general. Their central square, to which flush the streets of more mercantile movement, and those of the leisure, where the shows, bars and more credited restaurants are, it presents the most alive show. The terraces of the coffees, the positions of flowers, the windows, and the continuous one to go and to come until the night makes of this neighborhood a special attractiveness.

The enlarge

The enlarge, as reformation urbanistic recent offers the gentle atmosphere that provokes their bourgeois population and bureaucrat. A walk for this area will make him understand today's Valencia.

The gardens

As tells the song Valencia it is the earth of the flowers.. and these they can be appreciated here in their most intense coloring and fragrance. For he/she swims it better than taking time to be gone for a walk by the beautiful parks that he/she offers this city. The Gardens of the Boulevard or the Gardens of Monforte offer that beautiful atmosphere, neoclassicist and romantic, of the XVIII century with their beautiful arriates and grove adorned with statues and sources with games of water. It is worthwhile to visit The Gardens of the Real one or Viveros that possess the most beautiful roses and their pinegroves, on the mound on which the old real palace was built, they are the walker's delight that he/she will be able to get lost between curious ruins and sources. 

In him is the zoological park. A more original atmosphere offers the Botanical Garden, rich in exotic plants.

Additionally Valencia has a good one I number of walks landscaped as the Walk from Valencia to the Sea in the University City or the Great Road, where the mediterranean freshness is breathed.