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The Skyline of Valencia

December 6, 2013
July 19, 2014

Fantastic views all around. Valencia had one of the most thrilling skylines that I've ever seen. I was able to enjoy it from the bell tower of the old cathedral. It's definitely a "must see" when in Valencia!

It was in the early evening, the Sun was ready to dip below the horizon, so the lighting was pretty uneven - which you can see on my photos as well.

Santa Catalina Church with Plaza Redonda

The tower of the Santa Catalina Church and the Plaza Redonda behind it

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It only cost me 2 euros to climb up to the Miquelet, which is the Valencia Cathedral's flat top bell tower (taller than the other tower).
That's where I took all these photos... A great viewpoint, indeed. You can see the entire city from up there!

Valencian houses

Oh, it's a labyrinth down there!

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There is no lift, just a narrow staircase through which you can climb all the way to the top.

207 stairs took a while, but I finally reached to the top!

Mercat Central

The Central Market looks much larger from up there...

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It was almost closing time, so I had to hurry taking photos. I was the last on the top with a wicked business man-like looking guy who was solitarily staring at the landscape (!).

Palau de la Generalitat

The Palau de la Generalitat and the Torres de Serranos turrets further behind to the right

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It's odd for a Cathedral to have such a flat rooftop. You can simply walk around the bell. It seems like they wanted to raise some sort of a cupola or pointed tower, but eventually they gave up and flattened it. Thus, the unfinished tower of the Cathedral. One of two unfinished towers, in fact...

The Cathedral's top

The Cathedral's top. View towards NE.

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I was able to depict the locations that I've already visited. My trip was to end with this last day in Valencia.

I jetted-off to Rome early next morning.

Brown church

The Iglesia Santo Tomás Apóstol y Felipe Neri

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From the cathedral's tower I could clearly see and examine the streets, quarters nearby. While the alien-like complex of the City of Arts and Sciences showed up as the most prominent element.

Splendind skyline of Valencia

View towards the City of Arts and Sciences

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And then I zoomed out!
And I got this...

Another view of Valencia from the Miquelet

You can still depict the Mediterranean Sea in the distance: 4.5 km (2.8 mi) away exactly!

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It was getting dark, it was already closing time, so I had to stop taking more photos.

Valencia in the evening

A more romantic view towards the south

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Escape Hunter, the young solo traveler in his early 30's explores the World driven by curiosity, thirst for adventure, deep passion for beauty, love for freedom and diversity.
With a nuanced, even humorous approach to travel, an obsession for art and design, Escape Hunter prefers to travel slowly, in order to learn and "soak up" the local atmosphere...


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