Discovering the most traditional side of Valencia

Discovering the most traditional side of Valencia

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Cosmopolitan, vibrant and capable of renovation year after year, perfect for everybody and for all ages.  Valencia is all this and much more. A city looking towards the Mediterranean Sea and which has custody of one of the most emblematic, attractive and emotional “fiesta” of Spain: the traditional Fallas.

Although habitually one sees the modern side of the city (with the beautiful City of Art and Science as a futuristic standard), Valencia is a city with many centuries of history, remaining faithful to its customs and respecting the magic of each square and every corner. Yes, in Valencia there is a traditional side that is unique and possible to discover during your holidays. How to find it? Here are a few guidelines of the treasure map:

In the surroundings of the Silk Market

In Valencia few areas are as pretty as those that surround the popular Silk Market.  Next to this emblematic, beautiful and typically Valencian building there are a number of narrow streets full of old upholsterers and shoe menders who have been there all their lives and small shops where you can find from small keepsakes of the Fallas to recipe books with recommendations on how to make the most unique paella in the world.

Discover each corner and finish this experience with a walk close to the Colon Market, which is, without a doubt one of best to enable you to understand Valencia and choose the hotel Petit Palace Germanias, as your starting point.

Religion has a large part to play

Original and with an innate and indisputable beauty, the Valencia Cathedral (the real name of which is the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Valencia) is another of the essentials of the route of traditional Valencia, the most historic and authentic part. Just a few steps from the Petit Palace Bristol hotel, the Cathedral that is the principal religious building of the city is the place where thousands of tourists stop to take photos of the original structure or the details of its renaissance and gothic style.

From palace to palace

To speak about Valencia is to speak of a noble city where kings, dukes and marquises were frequently present.  This tradition has contributed to the fact that various palaces can be found in the heart of the Turia capital.

What is to be highlighted and recommended? The Palace of the Marquis of Two Waters, a construction which dates back to the 15th century and is situated very near to the hotel Petit Palace Bristol, a visit to which is really worthwhile not just historically but for architectural beauty with pieces produced by the stone sculpture artist Ignacio Vergara.

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