Transatlantic 2022 — Valencia; Street Walking in Valencia

Today I’m going to take you on a walking tour that started from the Valencia Cathedral. From there we meandered up and down narrow, colorful streets adorned with flowers and flags. For instance, here is Miguelete Belltower (Valencian: Torre del Micale/Castillain Spanish: El Miguelete) at Valencia Cathedral:

Miguelete Belltower, Valencia Cathedral

If you look south you’ll see another nifty belltower in the distance. This is the tower at the Church of Saint Martin (Església de Sant Martí):

Church of Saint Martin belltower

Before we leave Valencia Cathedral for today, I’m going to show three more photos highlighting the intricate details adorning the façade, then take you on foot west to the Silk Exchange:

Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral
Valencia Cathedral

Now we’re headed west on foot. Below you are looking at the Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda), a merchant exchange completed in 1533.

The Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda)

I’ll have photos of the interior on Wednesday. For today let’s just enjoy the exterior a bit more:

The Silk Exchange (Lonja de la Seda)

If you enjoy macabre gargoyles, this is your place:

Silk Exchange gargoyle

And conveniently located just across the plaza (Plaça de la Companyia) from the Silk Exchange, to the north, is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Basílica del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús):

Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

There’s even an angel overlooking the plaza admonishing you to be quiet lest services are being conducted:

Shhh…. Church may be in session

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