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Close by are such buildings as Almudín, Iglesia de San Esteban, Palacio de Almirantes de Aragón, Church San Juan del Hospital and Convento de Santo Domingo.
The River Turia was actually diverted around city after a catastrophical flood in 1957 and Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno is to-day located in old river bed.
Well worth seeing also are its three old bridges named Puente del Real, Puente de la Trinidad and Puente de Serranos.
At Plaza del Mercado you will find La Lonja, one of best civil Gothic buildings in Europe.
At its side is Baroque church Iglesia de los Santos Juanes and bell tower Campanil de la Iglesia de Santa Catalina.
Other buildings of note include Palacio de la Generalidad, Town Gate or Torres de Quart and Rococo-style Palacio del Marquis de Dos Aguas.
The Barrio del Carmen is an area representative of traditional Valencian life, while El Ensanche is more representative of to-day´s Valencia.
Valencia is also known as land of flowers, and its parks and gardens reflect this with Jardines de la Alameda, Jardines de Montforte, "Real" Gardens, Zoological Garden and Botanical Gardens.
This Mediterranean city and land of orange groves you will surely enjoy!
Linda Plummer is webmistress of http://www.top-tour-of-spain.com Top Tour of Spain providing information on Spain for travel, food, language and living.