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Valencia's Port and Small Marina
It's a port city, one of Europe's largest ports... so, I figured Valencia's Marina Juan Carlos will be interesting to visit.
I could not have been wrong: one of the least interesting parts of Valencia is its Marina. Besides a few beautiful old buildings, there was nothing else interesting...
Ah well, for those of you who'd want to check out the small marina, here are some photos of it.
Nor the quantity, nor the types of ships wasn't that impressive.
It's "nothing", if compared to the Barcelona Marina, which was full every time I visited it.
In Valencia's case - what is interesting is the architecture. But when compared to the rest of the city, this isn't overall impressive either.
The "Edificio del Reloj" or "Clock Building" at the corner of the Valencia Marina
The buildings at the port of Valencia bear old architectural styles, yet it's rather an industrial area and the biggest part of the port is a heavy industrial one (for cargo operations). Not worth wearing your feet down visiting it, as I did.
Well-ornamented old port building... This is where they store and unload the cargo.
Walking around the cargo/industrial part's long connected buildings consumed a lot of my time and energy, it took about an hour just to reach the Marina.
The cargo section covers at least 98 % of the port area (my rough estimate). And this port is not at all a romantic place to spend your time.
Except the Edificio del Reloj building, there really isn't much to see and you won't miss almost anything if you simply skip visiting this port.
Two huge cruise ships in the distance
The Marina Real Juan Carlos is the name of the Valencian marina. And you can barely catch a glimpse of a few yachts there, can't get anywhere near them. They're guarded and there are fences blocking the entrance.
Here's the official site of this marina for detailed info, it would be wise to check it out - suppose you really want to visit it.
A few luxury yachts docked in the Marina Juan Carlos
When you're at the marina, take precaution not to step off into the deep water! There are no signs, no protective fences (where there should be!).
As explained, my overall opinion is that it's not worth visiting, unless you're really bored and really really want to visit it for some reason... Other than ship watching (you can't get close enough because of the fences and there aren't many ships), other than romantic port walking (you simply can't do this here)...
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