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Photos from Valencia – Summer is over

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Summer is over! Are you relieved, or feel kind of sad about it? Either way, here are some images from the last couple of weeks which demonstrate how the season is changing.

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September 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm Comments (0)

Museum of l’Almoina – Centuries of Ruins

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In the 80s, a huge excavation at Plaza de l’Almoina in the very heart of Valencia took place (location), revealing a remarkable amount of artifacts and ruins dating from the birth of the city up until the present day.

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A few years ago, the city turned the excavation site into a fascinating museum, allowing visitors to wander through almost 20 centuries worth of progress. From sacrificial Roman wells, to intricate Islamic baths, the small square of l’Almoina, situated in the cross-hairs of the Roman Empire’s two main roads, has been the center of a lot of action.

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The exhibition spans 5 empires — the Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Visigoths, Islamic Empire, and Christian Kingdoms. The ruins have been pretty much left alone, and today visitors walk on top of them over vertigo-inducing glass floors.

The museum is free on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and only €2 on other days. When we went, they only allowed entrance with a guided group — they leave every half hour or so depending on the number of visitors. If you can’t speak Spanish, it’s worth calling ahead — there are daily English tours, but not many.

Museo l’Amoina
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Image Credit: pipearaya & Alvaro Chiron



May 28, 2009 at 8:54 am Comment (1)