Today I’m going to show you the continuation of our foot tour. This time we’ll be travelling from Mercat Central to Valencia’s jaw-dropping Edificio de Correos, their Post Office Building. Yeah, I used “post office” and “jaw-dropping” in the same sentence. But it’s also referred to as the Palace of Posts and Telegraphs of Valencia, so that should give you a hint as to what’s in store. But first, let’s continue down the streets of Valencia:
Have you ever had horchata? Not the Mexican variety made with rice, which is great, but rather the Spanish variety using a tiger nut base? We tried it at an outdoor stand later that day, but before that we passed this lovely little horchatería, said to be the oldest in the city:
Horchatería de Santa Catalina is extremely popular. People were streaming in and out of it at such a pace that I had to time getting this shot of the tiled entrance:
Remember the belltower of Saint Martin Church (Església de Sant Martí), the photo I snagged from Valencia Cathedral? It’s less than two minutes from Horchatería de Santa Catalina:
I took the quick opportunity to snap one shot outside, and another inside, before the rest of the group left me stranded.
Now we’re going to step inside a post office. Sounds boring, right? Well, just wait until you see the stained glass dome inside. The Edificio de Correos is less than a twenty-minute walk from Saint Martin Church:
Ursula and I were on our own for about ninety minutes, so as we walked around in search of lunch I caught a few more images:
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