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VALENCIA restaurants

Babalu

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Mediterranean

Cocktails

chill out

lunch menú

Babalu

Cuban foods

Caribbean foods

large groups

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Babalu the history and atmosphere

Babalu the Menus and Atmosphere

Babalu the Cocktails & Wines

Babalu is a fantastic restaurant / bar with a menu that includes Cuban, South American, and Mediterranean dishes. It has a lively atmosphere with a friendly multilingual staff. This place is perfect for large groups and those looking for something a little more exotic than the norm.

Calle Cerrajeros 17 46001- Valencia

Tel. 96 3155040

restaurantbabalu@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/restaurantebablu

Donde Quieras

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Paella

Terrace

lunch menú

Relaxing

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Donde Quieras

Donde Quieras

Donde Quieras

Donde Quieras? ...Ask no more...This is a new restaurant in the centre of Valencia, near the Ceramic Museum. Donde Quieras has traditional and progressive menus daily, 8,50 Euros for the menu of the day and 14,80 Euros at night. A friendly staff and chill type atmosphere...visit for a great meal at a great value. Donde Quieras?..Ask no more!

Calle Embajador Vich # 6 46002- Valencia

Tel. 96 394 0260

Ginger Loft

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Cocktails

international

Terrace

lunch menú

The Ginger Loft

Teas

Asian

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Ginger Loft, the cocktails

The Ginger Loft Menu

The Ginger Loft

The ginger loft is a new cafe-lounge in central Valencia. They offer a selection of classic and modern tapas styled dishes, accompanied with some wonderful Valencian Community wines. The ginger Loft also specializes in homemade cakes, tarts and desserts to enjoy with Oxfam Fairtrade coffee. In the evenings things liven up with a great list of classic and original cocktails!

Calle Vitoria # 4 46002- Valencia

Tel. 963 523 243

ginger@thegingerloft.com www.thegingerloft.com

Sopa de Ganso

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Sopa de Ganso:

Todas las paredes de Sopa de Ganso están decoradas con antiguos carteles de cine, obras del afamado artista valenciano Rafael Raga, en un ambiente colorido y algo retro que cambia semestralmente gracias a sus paneles desmontables. Las sillas son cómodas como pocas, unas Pantom originales que mantienen la línea policromática y vintage del local. Aquí el diseño se conjuga con el buen comer a un precio muy adecuado, para que también la gente joven pueda probar sus platos. Así, encontramos en su oferta tapas, bocadillos y un excelente menú de mediodía que incluye también la bebida, el pan y el postre por sólo 12’50.

Calle Císcar, 17 46006- Valencia

Tel. 96 328 9559

sopadeganso@sopadeganso.es

Taberna Vintara

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Mediterranean

Paella

Terrace

Wine

Tapas

lunch menú

Vintara

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The Style, Atmosphere and Terrace

The Menus at Vintara

Taberna Vintara.The Wine List:

Vintara Restaurant...with a spacious terrace looking over the main Cathedral...a wide variety of delicious tapas, fine wines, an amazing menu including steaks...and refreshing drinks..Vintara should be included at some point in your Valencia experience!

Plaza de la Reina, 19 46003- Valencia

Tel. 963924185

Taverna Trastevere

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pasta

international

Wine

Tapas

Relaxing

Taverna Trastevere

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Taverna Trestevere:

Parmesan Pasta

Black Truffles Pasta

Taverna Trastevere - An Italian Experience you won't forget! A Variety of starters to choose from including Italian cheeses, roast pork, ham veggies and amazing salads. Fantastic authenic pastas by day or by night! Friendly English Speaking Staff make this a fun night out. The deserts are to die for and the wine selection is amazing!

Tringuete de Caballeros 3 46003- Valencia

Tel. 609 956 429

The Bar

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international

The Bar

Spanish hams

Paella

Spanish cheeses

Terrace

Wine

Tapas

lunch menú

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The tradition and style of The Bar

The Bar. What is on the Menu?

The Bar. The Wines and Cocktails

If you are looking for fine wines, quality Spanish hams, excellent cheeses, modern tapas, and traditional paellas, The Bar is the place for you. There is an excellent atmosphere with a friendly multilingual staff. The Bar has a fabulous terrace for your daytime or your evening dinning pleasure.

Plaza Mariano Benlliure, 4 46002- Valencia

Tel. 96 351 97 38

VALENCIA bars

Finnegans

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Finnegans Irish Pub

Finnegans Irish Pub...In Plaza de la Reina, a great traditional Irish Pub with a nice mix of both international & local clients...Come in to watch sports on their many screens...or for an amazing lunch. Enjoy a pint on perhaps one of the best terraces in all of Valencia!

Plaza de la Reina, 19 46003- Valencia

Tel. 963 922 862

finnegansofdublin@gmail.com www.finnegansofdublin.es

The lounge

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The Lounge

happy hour

Vegetarian

Cocktails

chill out

wifi

Irish

international

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The Lounge

The Lounge menu

The Lounge Happy Hour

The Lounge is one of the coolest chill out bars in Valencia's center... come in for language exchange nights ...a tasty meal from an original menu...an amazing cocktail during Happy Hour...use their computer or hook up to their WIFI free.

C/ Estameñeria Vieja 2 46001- Valencia

Tel. 963 918 094

www.theloungecafebar.com

VALENCIA Tourist sites

Catedral de Valencia

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Monuments

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Valencia Cathedral

It began to be built in 1262 on the lot of an ancient mosque, raised in turn on a Roman temple. In spite of the transformations throughout the centuries, it has a clear Gothic character. Its three doors correspond to different epochs in architectural styles. From the early Romanesque, the subtle Renaissance, the heavy Baroque and the more restrained Neoclassic. The "Miguelete", the main tower is one of the symbols of the city. Built as an independent tower that was part of the rest of the church once it was extended in the 15th century, the reed-mace is a work of the 17th century.

Plaza de la Almoina 46003- Valencia

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es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Miguelete

La Lonja

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Monuments

Tourist sites

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La Lonja

La Lonja Built in the XV 1483, century, it is considered one of the best constructions in the non-religious gothic period in Europe. The Principal Designer was Valencia’s Pere Compte. Firstly, it was a commodity exchange and meeting place for the merchant class. It was the market of silks and other goods. It made Valencia a main trading hotspot between Arab and European Cultures. It became one of the most influential commercial centers along the Mediterranean. The building consists of three main sections, the main hall filled with magnificiant spirialing columns. When visiting La Lonja it is iportant that you strep back and look up and pay special attention to the details. There is a Chapel Tower dedicated to the Imaculate conception wherein there are prison cells on an upper level for bad debtors. And finally there is a Garden courtyard with orage trees and othe local vegitation. From the courtyard there is a staircase leading to the offices used for regulating fishing rights known as the Consulate of the Sea. It was declared a national monument in 1993. It is has been an UNESCO world heritage site since 1996. On Sundays it is still used as the meeting point for people to trade coins and stamps.

Plaza del Mercado s/n 46001- Valencia

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Mercado Central

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Tourist sites

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Central Market

El Mercado Central de la ciudad de Valencia es una construcción de estilo modernista y se empezó a construir en el año 1914 por Francisco Guardia Vial y Alejandro Soler y March, ambos formados en la Escuela de Arquitectura de Barcelona y habíendo trabajado en el equipo de colaboradores de Domènech i Montaner, arquitecto que se caracterizó por un estilo propio dentro de las líneas del modernismo.
Está situado entre la plaza del Mercado, al lado de la Lonja de la Seda y la plaza de la ciudad de Brujas. La calle vieja de la Paja separa el Mercado Central de la Iglesia de los Santos Juanes. En el lado opuesto, el Mercado Central da a las bonitas calles Palafox, plaza en Gall y calle de las Calabazas.

Plaza del Mercado 6 46001- Valencia

Tel. +34 963 829 100

Museo Ceramica

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Museums

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Ceramics Museum

Originally owned by the 'Marques de Dos Aguas', it dates back to the 15th century and was completely reformed in 1740. The main façade is a wholly ostentatious fantasy made in alabaster by the Valencian, Ignacio Vergara. Two gigantic figures flank the door appearing to support the weight of the building, personifying the two strongest rivers of the Valencian Community: the Turia and the Júcar. In 1860, alterations were made by prestigious Italian and French interior decorators. It was declared an historical, artistic monument in 1941 and was acquired by the Spanish State in 1952. Inside is home to the Gonzalez Martí National Museum of Ceramics.

C/ Poeta Querol 2 46002- Valencia

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mnceramica.mcu.es

Plaza Ayuntamiento

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Tourist sites

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La plaza del ayuntamiento

The origin of the square dates back to the year 1238, when the Arabic king Ceid Abú Ceid surrendered the city of Valencia to the Christian King Lord Jaime I. At present it is the core of the city and the location of its most representative civil buildings. One of these singular buildings is the Town Hall. Declared a Historical Artistic National Monument in 1962, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century in an eclectic style, combining classic academicism with baroque ornamentation. On the main facade the clock and carillon stand out on the central tower, as do also the corner towers with their glazed domes with lanterns.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento 46002- Valencia

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Plaza de Toros, Estación Norte

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Bullring and Train Station

The Bullring was declared a historical artistic national monument in 1983. It was built between the years 1851 and 1859. The structure forms a polygon of 48 sides with a turn of 52 meters in diameter, and a height of 17.65 meters.In the Passage Dr. Serra, close to the bullring, there is a "Bullfighting Museum ".

The Train Station was designed by the Valencian architect Demetrio Ribes in 1906 and inaugurated in 1917. The first thing that catches one’s attention is the decorative richness that spreads over all the corners of the construction, from the great exterior lamppost, the ceramic mosaics and vegetable, flower, orange tree and orange blossom motifs decorating every square meter.

C/ Xàtiva 24 46007- Valencia

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Torres de Quart

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Monuments

Tourist sites

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Towers of 'Quart'

These two semi-cylindrical towers were built by Pere Bofill between 1441 and 1460, in late Gothic style, using the Castell Nuovo's Towers in Naples as a model. They had military purposes like defending the entrance to Valencia and were also part of the medieval wall and the west access for the trade with merchants coming from Castile.
The interior dependences have been destined for diverse purposes along its history, from the storing of gunpowder to a women's jail.
Quart's Towers owe their name to their location, being on the way that leads from downtown to the nearby municipality Quart de Poblet.

Calle de Guillem de Castro 46003- Valencia

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es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_de_Quart

Torres de Serranos

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Monuments

Tourist sites

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Towers of 'Serranos'

The Serrano towers were built between 1392 and 1398 by the master Pere Balaguer who worked on the Miguelete tower and other important works in Valencia. These majestic towers face where the travelers who came from the region of Serranos would be entering the city. The towers comprised one of the 12 doors of the medieval wall of the city. It was declared a Historic – Artistic National Monument in 1931.
An excellent sample of military Gothic, its walls are made of very elegant masonry and ashlar. Due to their extreme stature they are akin more to an arch of victory than to a defensive fortress. The part orientated towards the exterior of the city had originally a representation of battles, but it no longer exists on the top part of the door.

Plaza Fueros S/N 46003- Valencia

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es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_de_Serranos