València

València is the third largest city in Spain. It's quite a nice city with a medieval centre where the streets wind seemingly at random. This is also the area where many of the sights are. Walking the streets in València is a reward in itself, because there are many beautiful houses in València, and the last part of this series is entirely devoted to Valencian houses. Not that the pictures before that are devoid of architectural features - València is a lot about architecture.

From a language perspective, València is a bit confusing. They speak Catalan in València as well - but they prefer to call it Valencian. Obviously, there are always dialectal differences, but it goes beyond that; I noted on RENFE's web site that they have pages both in Catalan and Valencian. Whatever you call it, the language does not have the same position as Catalan has in Catalonia. My guidebook had the names of most sights and places in Castilian, and both street maps I got in València also used Castilian names. But out on town, the street signs were generally in Valencian, and I have use Valencian names as far as I have been able to find them.

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1. From the Balcony
 

2. Ajuntament
 

3. Cathedral
 

4. Cathedral Ceiling
 

5. Cathedral Ceiling II
 

6. The Holy Grail
 

7. View over the Old Town
 

8. Plaza de la Reina
 

9. El Mercat Central
 

10. El Mercat Central II
 

11. Inside El Mercat Central
 

12. Jardins del Túria
 

13. An Arc and a House
 

14. The Beach
 

15. Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
 

16. Hemisfèric
 

17. Palau de les Arts
 

18. Museu de les Ciències
 

19. Jardins del Túria II
 

20. Mercat de Colom
 

21. Mercat Colom II
 

22. Estació del Nord
 

23. Estació del Nord II
 

24. Estació del Nord III
 

25. Estació del Nord IV
 

26. Estació del Nord V
 

27. Real Monasterio del Puig de Santa Maria
 

28. El Puig Church I
 

29. El Puig Church II
 

30. Printing Press
 

31. Plaza de la Reina
 

32. Orxata
 

33. Horchateria de Santa Catalina
 

34. Horchateria de Santa Catalina II
 

35. The Church of the Virgin
 

36. The Virgin II
 

37. Cupola
 

38. One More Church
 

39. Torres de Quart
 

40. Big Tree
 

41. Valencian Houses I
 

42. Valencian Houses II
 

43. Valencian Houses III
 

44. Valencian Houses IV
 

45. Valencian Houses V
 

46. Valencian Houses VI
 

47. Valencian Houses VII
 

48. Valencian Houses VIII
 

49. Valencian Houses IX
 

50. Valencian Houses X
 

51. Valencian Houses XI
 

52. Valencian Houses XII

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