Pinchos and Tapas in Valencia’s Old Town

Pinchos and Tapas in Valencia’s Old Town, Valencia, Spain (B)

I clutched my seatbelt tight when the taxi turned from the street onto a walkway. Our driver continued along the sidewalk, nudging pedestrians out of the way and dropped us at the front door of our rental apartment in the tiny Plaza de Cisneros. We were shocked at his brazenness, until another car came along and we realized this was not a sidewalk but a street.

This was our introduction to Valencia, and we were glad that we had decided not to drive ourselves into the center of the Old Town. The maze of narrow streets is part of the charm of the city, but you’d better stay on your toes, looking out for speeding cars, bikes, and Segway tours.

Valencia was once a walled city. The wall stood from the 11th-century until it was torn down in 1865, but two of the original gates to the city, the 14th-century Torres de Serrans and 15th-century Torres de Quart, still stand in the Ciutat Vella (Old City). Here you will also find the Valencia Cathedral, Mercado Central, museums, and an abundance of bars and restaurants. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Pinchos and Tapas in Valencia’s Old Town
Guide Location: Spain » Valencia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Julia B. Wilde
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Valencia Cathedral
  • Mercado Central
  • Sagardi Valencia Centro
  • Orio Valencia Centro
  • Cava Siglos
  • Taverna Cavallers
  • Chocolatería Valor