There’s a different feel to Valencia.  Fewer tourists, and fewer people in general.  It’s easier to walk slowly here and enjoy the streets.  The weather is a little warmer, and the people are a little easier going.  We’ve had great food here, as well.

So, to begin the whirlwind tour, the gates.  At one time, to enter the city you would have to pass through one of the two gates.

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Inside the gates is the cathedral.

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The Cathedral of Valencia is said by some to contain the holy grail.

 

And, as usual, I found some unusual stuff.  Here’s an interesting beast, perched high in the church, ready to pounce.

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Here are the sun and moon.

 

Between them is this gruesome image.

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These dogs eternally fight over the leg of some less fortunate animal.

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And here is a very early Goya painting with smirking demons lurking over a dying, but unrepentant man.

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One last image from the cathedral.  It’s a relic.  Can you tell what?

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Back to Barcelona tomorrow, hopefully by train…