|Liam jumping for joy that we were doing another walking tour! |
In the distance you can see 3 large archways.
This is the back of the Torres de Serranos.
El Carmen is a neighborhood that forms the historic city center of Valencia. We had seen bits and pieces of this part of Valencia, but wanted to make sure we explored thoroughly before our stay ended. We headed to the historic center by our normal path of the Turia Riverbed Garden.We followed a self-guided walking tour of this neighborhood, but ended up not being able to finish due to the time of day. Valencia shuts down for siesta hours and our kids needed naps too. We were able to do some things we had not yet done like climb to the top of the Torres de Serranos. This gate is one of the twelve gates that were found along the old medieval city wall. We enjoyed the good views as well as the details carved throughout the tower.
Fallas (described in another post) and Easter in Valencia. The museum has all of the Rocas (tall ceremonial stage-carriages pulled by horses), costumes used in the traditional dances and processions (including some very strange ones) and the walls are covered in photos and explanations of how all this stuff is used every year. It was basically large garages jammed with floats that we were able to meander through and look at.
|The medieval garden was my favorite thing about the entire museum.|