Villar del Arzobispo (Spain)

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Population: 3,732 at 588 metres.
Economy: Mining, transport, services, food and agriculture sector.
Commerce: This is a small village with a few shops and bars
To Visit: Castellar hill overlooking the village with two routes to offer
Events: The Carnival & The August Festivals
Airport: Valencia Manises Airport is about three quarters of an hour away

Villar del ArzobispoIs a municipality in the interior of the Region of Valencia and belongs to the La Serranía region.The municipality is situated at an altitude of 520 metres above sea level on the left basin of the river Turia and in the extreme north of a rolling plain, on the border of a calcareous stratum, with a landscape that alters between hills and plains.In the village one can stroll through its most typical quarter, filled with streets and houses that still conserve their charm. This is a village that is situated at the head of a region in so far as number of inhabitants and services obtaining. The economy is based principally on the mining industry and transport, services and the food and agriculture sector. The landscape consists of high hills and a large plain in the lower part of the municipality. Crowning the village is the hill known by the name of Castellar, rising to 690 metres above sea level and from where one is offered a fantastic panoramic view all the way to the sea.

Villar also has two routes, „La Huella del Hombre” (The Footprint of Man) and „Ruta Monumental” (Monumental Route), which allow the visitor to get to know our past closer up, at the same time as you wander through these interior lands.

August Festivals

In honour of the Virgen de la Asunción and of San Roque (patron saint of the village). A foot race is held in the Circuit of the Provincial Council, and there is also street dancing, concerts, exhibitions and a variety of different performances.

The Carnival

The most relevant festival of Villar is the Carnival. This takes place during the weekend before Lent.

On the night of the Friday there is a street musicians competition (Murgas), satirical and amusing criticism of things that happened during the year. Saturday is the most important day, when a colourful costume parade is held in the afternoon, the burning of the „Chinchoso„.  The Chinchosa (the doll) burned at the Carnival represents the most HATED person of the last year (Franco, George W. Bush & Lewis Hamilton are examples).

The same night there is the funeral of the „Morca” preceded by a procession of torches. Bands play all weekend long. Official web: www.carnavalesdevillar.com

Casa de los Cinteros

Villar has a museum of ethnography, the Casa de los Cinteros. This is a building of certain prestige which dates back to the c.XIX and still conserves the constructive elements of the era as well as the typical buildings (stables, workroom, cellar, kitchen, rooms and entrance), all of which still contain tools of the era.

Access

50 Km. from Valencia, via the CV-35 (Valencia-Ademuz) It takes at the most, about three quarters of an hour to get to the Valencia Manises Airport.

50 km. from Requena, via the CV-395 (Requena-Segorbe).

One can also reach the village by coach (La Hispano Chelvana S.A.: Telephone numbers: 96 198 50 09 / 96 198 83 58)

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Valencia (Spain)

Valencia on map

Valencia (in Valencian: València) is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and its province. It is the third largest city in Spain and the 21st largest in the European Union. It forms part of an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar.

The estimated population of the city of Valencia proper was 810,064 as of 2008 official statistics. The population of the metropolitan area was 1,583,331 (865 km²). Including the satellite urban area of Sagunto, the total population of the extended region was 1,705,742 (1,161 km²). As of 2007, the mayor of Valencia is Rita Barberá Nolla.

Its main festival, the Fallas (Falles in Valencian), has a reputation throughout Spain, while the world famous Spanish dish paella originated around Valencia.

The city contains a dense monumental heritage (including the Lonja de la Seda (World Heritage Site since 1996), but its landmark is undoubtedly the City of Arts and Sciences an avant-garde and futuristic museum complex.

The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (in Valencian), Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (in Spanish) or City of Arts and Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry riverbed of the now-diverted River Turia in Valencia, Spain.

Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava in collaboration with Félix Candela, and started in July 1996, it is an impressive example of contemporary architecture.

he „city” is made up of the following, usually known by their Valencian names:

Official website: http://www.cac.es/

Source: Wikipedia

Valencia city tour bus

Valencia city tour bus

. The mock-up of the Cathedral of Valencia (Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral) or Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral. Most of Valencia Cathedral was built between the XIIIth century and the XVth, and that is why its style is mainly Gothic. One of the supposed Holy Chalices, present around the world, is revered in one of this cathedral's chapels; this chalice has been defended as the true Holy Grail; indeed, most Christian historians all over the world declare that all their evidence points to this Valencian chalice as the most likely candidate for being the authentic cup used at the Last Supper. It was the official papal chalice for many popes, and has been used by many others, most recently by Pope Benedict XVI, on July 9, 2006.[2]. This chalice dates from the 1st century, and was given to the cathedral by king Alfons el Magnànim in 1436.

The mock-up of the Cathedral of Valencia (Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral) or Saint Mary of Valencia Cathedral. Most of Valencia Cathedral was built between the XIIIth century and the XVth, and that is why its style is mainly Gothic. One of the supposed Holy Chalices, present around the world, is revered in one of this cathedral's chapels; this chalice has been defended as the true Holy Grail; indeed, most Christian historians all over the world declare that all their evidence points to this Valencian chalice as the most likely candidate for being the authentic cup used at the Last Supper. It was the official papal chalice for many popes, and has been used by many others, most recently by Pope Benedict XVI, on July 9, 2006. This chalice dates from the 1st century, and was given to the cathedral by king Alfons el Magnànim in 1436.

Other cathedral near to the Turia river

Other cathedral near to the Turia river

Alameda Bridge constructed by Santiago Calatrava

Alameda Bridge constructed by Santiago Calatrava

The park of Turia (garden)

The park of Turia (garden)

A panel at one of the entrances into the park

A panel at one of the entrances into the park

Dolphin

Dolphin

Penguins

Penguins

Shark in the Ocean zone of the complex

Shark in the Ocean zone of the complex

Temperate and Tropical zone

Temperate and Tropical zone

Temperate and Tropical

Temperate and Tropical

The entrance into the tunel from Temperate and Tropical zone

The entrance into the tunel from Temperate and Tropical zone

Jellyfishes (jellies or sea jellies)

Jellyfishes (jellies or sea jellies)

Other tunel

Other tunel

Panel guide

Panel guide

Stingray

Stingray

Fishes into the Temperate and Tropical zone

Fishes into the Temperate and Tropical zone

Ficus (fig)

Ficus (fig)

Under a bridge in the Turia park

Under a bridge in the Turia park

The artificial lake in the centre of the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)

The artificial lake in the centre of the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)

L'Oceanogràfic — Open-air oceanographic park (entrance). Here you can see the prices of tickets: http://www.cac.es/cac/informacion/tarifas)

L'Oceanogràfic — Open-air oceanographic park (entrance). Here you can see the prices of tickets: http://www.cac.es/cac/informacion/tarifas

The tribune from the Dolphinarium (L'Oceanogràfic)

The tribune from the Dolphinarium (L'Oceanogràfic)

The Dolphinarium (L'Oceanogràfic)

The Dolphinarium (L'Oceanogràfic)

A small shark

A small shark

"Wetlands" zone

"Wetlands" zone

Turtle in the "Wetlands"

Turtle in the "Wetlands"

I think this is a spoonbill or egret...

I think this is a spoonbill or egret...

Pink spoonbills :)

Pink spoonbills 🙂

The dome with birds from Wetlands

The dome with birds, fishes and turtles from Wetlands

Some nice palm trees

Some nice palm trees

Vending machines

Vending machines

A map with L'Oceanogràfic

A map with L'Oceanogràfic

In the left part is a good restaurant

In the left part is a good restaurant

El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe — Science museum

El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe — Science museum

Nice arhitecture

Nice arhitecture

The Devil...

The Devil is with us 🙂

The Music Palace (Palau De La Música)

The Music Palace (Palau De La Música)

Simply beautiful !

Simply beautiful !

A map at Valencia Metro (metrovalencia)

A map at Valencia Metro (metrovalencia)

Alameda subway station

Alameda subway station