Burano Italy, a Venice’s island

Picturesque Burano is known for its brightly colored fishermen’s houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon. The Museo del Merletto has exhibits on the development of lace-making in the area, and shops sell lace products like linens and clothes, as well as the local butter cookies called “bussolai buranei.” The ancient Chiesa di San Martino has a leaning 17th-century bell tower.

Murano Island in Venice, Italy

The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. It is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. If you are to buy your authentic Murano glass or chandelier, this is the place to get them.

Valencia. Horchata and Farton. A must try.

It looks and taste like milk but it is not milk, it taste sweet but it has no sugar, it’s contrary to what is written about it on the internet but it is what we were told while on a tour. A traditional refreshing healthy white drink that is popular in the mediteranean diet and originated in Valencia.

 

It is made of Chufa (Tigernut).
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Horchateria El Collado-The first place where we tried horchata. This shop prides itself in making horchata for 125 years!
The health benefits of horchata: It has no cholesterol. It helps to reduce the cholesterol and the triglicerids due to its composition in greasy acids similar to the olive oil. It provides essential amino acids (arginina is important). It possesses a big energy value (ideal for children and sportsmen). It presents excellent digestive properties for its content in soluble fiber, amino acids and starch. It contains iron, zinc, copper and the same quantity of magnesium as the milk of a cow or goat. It is diuretic for its high content in water. It does not contain gluten, lactose not fructosa. The horchata without sugar can be drunk by diabetic people. It is ideal for hypertense people due to its low content in sodium and absence of caffeine. It is advisable for the prevention of the arteriosclerosis and the renal insufficiencies.
Horchata is usually drank with this Farton on the side and the tradional way to eat this bread is to dip it in your horchata before puting it into your mouth.
This is the second place where we tried our horchata. It reminds me of Pasties de Belem shop in Lisbon.

Tip! If you go to Valencia never miss to try this drink, and it is best to have them after a long walk. Refreshing and naturally healthy!

 

 

Valencia. Ultra Modern Design Buildings

The City of Arts and Sciences (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències; is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain –Wikipedia)

El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe
MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION BY MANOLO VALDÉS
The Hemisfèric
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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Opera house
Beautiful Architecture
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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. Opera house
MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION BY MANOLO VALDÉS
It feels like being transported to the future.
It’s an Architectural Showcase
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The Hemisfèric
This was the highlight of our cycling adventure in River Turia.

Valencia – The city of the The Holy Grail.

It is the 3rd largest city in Spain. Here are some of the photos of the places that you can visit.

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The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti
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The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti is housed in a palace that dates from the 15th century and was refurbished in 1740 on rococo style with a magnificent alabaster entrance.

 

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Torres de Serranos, is one of the twelve gates that formed part of the ancient city wall.
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The Miguelete bell tower of octagonal base, of Valencian Gothic style, has 50.85 meters of height, was realized between 1381 and 1424 by Andrés Juliá and others. Its access is made by a spiral staircase.
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An 18th century belfry crowns the Miguelete. After 270 steps on a spiral staircase you will have a 360° view of the city of Valencia.
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The Valencia Cathedral.
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Built on the site of a Roman temple, which later became a mosque the origins of the cathedral date back to the 13th century.
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The Holy Grail – http://www.catedraldevalencia.es/en/el-santo-caliz_historia.php
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The Mercat Central brings together almost 300 small traders and 1,500 people are involved in its daily activity. It is the largest centre of its kind in Europe specialising in fresh products and the first market in the world to rise to the challenge of computerising sales and offering home delivery, services which have been available since 2nd October 1996.
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Estació del Nord – this year (2017) it is 100 years old.
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Plaza de Toros de Valencia. Its structure is formed by a 48-sides polygon, 384 external arches.
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Església dels Sants Joans, It has its origin in an old mosque converted into a hermitage, a case similar to that of many other parishes in the city.
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Overlooking the City of Valencia from EL MIGUELETE.
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The Malvarrosa Beach is a fine golden sand beach, lined by a promenade, restaurants and cafés.
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It is the most famous beach in Valencia.

http://www.espanarusa.com; http://www.valencia.es; http://www.visitvalencia.com; wikipedia