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Valencia
València
Flag of Valencia Coat of arms of Valencia
Flag Coat of Arms
Location
Coordinates : 39°29′0″N, 0°22′0″W
Time zone : CET (GMT +1)
- summer : CEST (GMT +2)
General information
Native name València (Valencian)
Spanish name Valencia
Founded 137 BC
Postal code 46000-46080
Website http://www.valencia.es/
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Valencia
Province Valencia
Administrative Divisions 16
Neighborhoods 70
Mayor Rita Barberá Nolla (PP)
Geography
Land Area 134.65 km²
Altitude 15 m AMSL
Population
Population 807,396 (2006)
- rank in Spain: 3rd
Density 5,916 hab./km² (2006)

Valencia (Spanish: Valencia [ba'lenθja];[1] Valencian: València [va'ɫɛnsia]) is the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Valencia and its province. It is the third largest city in Spain and the 15th largest city of the European Union. It forms part of an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Escudo_de_Valencia_2. ... Image File history File links Location of the town of Valencia within Spain. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... This page deals with language. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Valencia province Valencia (Castilian Spanish: Valencia /balenθja/; Valencian Catalan: València /vałεnsia/) is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Country. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Rita Barberá Nolla is the mayor of Valencia, Spain from 1991. ... The Peoples Party (Spanish: Partido Popular, PP) is the largest right-wing political party in Spain. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Valencia Denominación de Origen (DO) is located in the province of Valencia (Valencian Community, Spain) and is divided into four sub-zones each one of which produces a different type of wine. ... Valencian (valencià) is the historical, traditional, and official name used in the Valencian Community (Spain) to refer to the language spoken therein, also known as Catalan (català) in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands; in the country of Andorra; in the southern French region of... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... Valencia province Valencia (Castilian Spanish: Valencia /balenθja/; Valencian Catalan: València /vałεnsia/) is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Country. ... Costa del Azahar (Spanish for Orange Blossom Coast) is the name for the coast of the provinces Castellón and Valencia and part of Alicante in Spain, from Alcanar to the Cabo de la Nao. ...


The estimated population of the city of Valencia proper was 807,396 as of 2006 estimates. Population of the urban area was 1,212,000 as of 2000 estimates. Population of the metropolitan area (urban area plus satellite towns) was 1,907,396 as of 2006 estimates. As of 2007, the mayor of Valencia is Rita Barberá Nolla. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Rita Barberá Nolla is the mayor of Valencia, Spain from 1991. ...


Valencia has a very changeable Mediterranean climate, with warm dry summers, mild humid winters and stormy autumn and springs.[2]  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is a climate that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin. ...

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Name

The original Latin name of the city was Valentia (/wa'lentia/), meaning "Strength", "Vigor", the city being named after Emperor Valens, who ordered the foundation of a new colony in Hispania, taken care by later Emperor Theodosius I. During the rule of the Muslim Empires in Spain, it was known as بلنسية Balansiya) in Arabic. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Solidus minted by Valens in 376. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iberian Peninsula. ... An engraving depicting what Theodosius may have looked like, ca. ... Arabic redirects here. ...


By regular sound changes this has become Valencia (/ba'lenθja/) in Castilian Spanish and València (/va'ɫɛnsia/) in Valencian. One possible pronunciation in Valencian /va'lensia/. This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... This page deals with language. ...


History

Pavement of a Valencia street, with arbour
Pavement of a Valencia street, with arbour

The city of Valencia, originally named Valentia, is in the region known in ancient days as Edetania. The Roman historian Florus says that Junius Brutus, the conqueror of Viriathus, transferred there (140 BC) the soldiers who had fought under him. Later it was a Roman military colony. In punishment for its adherence to Sertorius it was destroyed by Pompey, but was later rebuilt, and Pomponius Mela says that it was one of the principal cities of Hispania Tarraconensis province. The city was founded by the Romans in 137 BC on the site of a former Iberian town, by the river Turia. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 145 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 145 KB) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Florus, Roman historian, flourished in the time of Trajan and Hadrian. ... Brutus is a Roman cognomen used by several politicians of the Junii family, especially in the Roman Republic. ... Quintus Sertorius (died 72 BC), Roman statesman and general. ... For other meanings see Pompey (disambiguation). ... Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. ... Roman Imperial province of Hispania Tarraconensis, 120 AD Hispania Tarraconensis was one of three Roman provinces in Hispania. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC - 130s BC - 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC Years: 142 BC 141 BC 140 BC 139 BC 138 BC - 137 BC - 136 BC 135 BC... The Lady of Baza, made by Iberians The Iberians were an ancient, Pre-Indo-European people who inhabited the east and southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in prehistoric and historic times. ... The River Turia (Valencian: Riu Túria; Spanish: Río Turia) is a waterway running through the Valencian Country and reaching the sea at the City of Valencia. ...


The city has been occupied by the Visigoths, Moors and the Aragonese. Migrations The Visigoths (Western Goths) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe (the Ostrogoths being the other). ... For other uses, see moor. ... Capital Zaragoza Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 4th  47,719 km²  9. ...


Abdelazid, son of Muzza, took the city and, breaking the terms of surrender, pillaged it. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (El Cid), 'the Cid' reconquered Valencia for the first time on 15 June 1094, turned nine mosques into churches, and installed as bishop the French monk Jérôme (this victory was immortalised in the Lay of the Cid). On the death of the Cid (July 1099), his wife, Doña Ximena, retained power for two years, when Valencia was besieged by the Almoravids, and the city returned to the Almoravids in 1102. Although the 'Emperor of Spain' Alfonso drove them from the city, he was not strong enough to hold it. The Christians set fire to it, abandoned it, and the Almoravid Masdali took possession of it on 5 May 1109. King James I of Aragon the Conqueror, with an army composed of French, English, Germans, and Italians, laid siege to Valencia, and on 28 September 1238 forced a surrender. 50,000 Moors left the city and on 9 October the king, followed by his retinue and army, took possession. The principal mosque was purified, Mass was celebrated, and the "Te Deum" sung. James incorporated city and territory into the new formed Kingdom of Valencia, one of the kingdoms forming the Crown of Aragon. Statue of El Cid in Burgos. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // May - El Cid completes his conquest of Valencia, Spain, and begins his rule of Valencia. ... A page from the original codex, starting from line 1922 El Cantar de Mio Cid is the oldest conserved Spanish cantar de gesta. ... Almoravides (From Arabic المرابطون sing. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Battle of Naklo Battle of Hundsfeld Fulk of Jerusalem becomes count of Anjou Alfonso I of Aragon marries Urraca of Castile Crusaders capture Tripoli Anselm of Laon becomes chancellor of Laon Births July 25 - Afonso, first king of Portugal Deaths Alfonso VI of Castile Anselm of Canterbury, philosopher and... James I of Aragon. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events In the Iberian peninsula, James I of Aragon captures the city of Valencia September 28 from the Moors; the Moors retreat to Granada. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... History of Spain Series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History Social History The Aragonese Empire was the regime... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Muslim Conquest of Iberia Timeline of Muslim Occupation Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History...


Catholic sources tell that Saint Vincent Ferrer preached so successfully (sometime between 1390 and 1411), converting thousands of Jews, that he was permitted to employ the synagogue for his newly-founded hospital of San Salvador. Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. (in Valencian: Sant Vicent Ferrer) (January 23, 1350 – April 5, 1419) was a Valencian Dominican missionary and logician; born in Valencia, Kingdom of Valencia (modern day Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain), as one of the sons of William Stewart Ferrer (sometimes spelled William Stuart Ferrer...


In the 15th and 16th centuries, Valencia was one of the major cities in the Mediterranean. The writer Joanot Martorell, author of Tirant lo Blanch, and the poet Ausias March are famous Valencians of that era. The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Joanot Martorell (1413–1468) was the Valencian author of the novel Tirant lo Blanch, which is written in Valencian (Catalan). ... Tirant lo Blanc, written by the Valencian knight Joanot Martorell, finished by Martí Joan De Galba and published in Valencia in 1490, is an epic romance and one of the key works in the evolution of the Western novel. ... This article should be translated from material at ca:Ausi s March. ...


The first printing press in the Iberian Peninsula was located in Valencia. The first printed Bible in a Romance language, Valencian, was printed in Valencia circa 1478, attributed to Bonifaci Ferrer. See Spread of printing. This page deals with language. ... The global spread of printing with movable type from its origins in Germany began with the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg, (c. ...


Valencian bankers loaned funds to Queen Isabella for Columbus' trip in 1492. Isabella I of Castile (April 22, 1451 – November 26, 1504) was Queen regnant of Castile and Leon. ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and colonialist who is one of the first Europeans to discover the Americas, after the Vikings. ...

A narrow street of the Old Medieval City.
A narrow street of the Old Medieval City.

Revolta de les Germanies ("brotherhoods") 1519–1522. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 574 KB)A street at the Old City, Valencia, Spain Taken by Shauri File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 574 KB)A street at the Old City, Valencia, Spain Taken by Shauri File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... La pau de les Germanies, by Marcelino Unceta. ...


Expulsion of Moriscos in 1609. Morisco (Spanish Moor-like) or mourisco (Portuguese) is a term referring to a kind of New Christian in Spain and Portugal. ...


During the War of the Spanish Succession, Valencia sided with Charles of Austria. On 24 January 1706, Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, 1st Earl of Monmouth, led a handful of English cavalrymen into the city after riding south from Barcelona, capturing the nearby fortress at Sagunto, and bluffing the Spanish Bourbon army into withdrawal. Combatants Habsburg Empire England (1701-6) Great Britain (1707-14)[1] Dutch Republic Kingdom of Portugal Crown of Aragon Duchy of Savoy [2] Kingdom of France Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Bavaria Hungarian Rebels [3] Commanders Eugene of Savoy Margrave of Baden Count Starhemberg Duke of Marlborough Marquis de Ruvigny... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough, 1st Earl of Monmouth (c. ...


The English held the city for 16 months and defeated several attempts to expel them. English soldiers advanced as far as Requena on the road to Madrid.


After the victory of the Bourbons at the Battle of Almansa (25 April 1707), the English army evacuated Valencia and the city subsequently lost its privileges or furs. Combatants Philippists Kingdom of France Kingdom of Spain Austriacists Britain Portugal United Provinces Commanders Duke of Berwick Marquis de Ruvigny Marquês das Minas Strength 25,000 22,000 Casualties 3,500 dead or wounded 5,000 dead or wounded 12,000 captured The Battle of Almansa, fought on April... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Acts of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ...


During the Peninsular War Valencia was besieged by the French under Marshal Suchet from Christmas day 1811, until it fell on January 8 the next year. For the 1862 American Civil War campaign, see Peninsula Campaign. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last victim of the Spanish inquisition, a local schoolteacher called Cayetano Ripoll, was executed in Valencia in July 1826 accused being a deist and freemason. A poor schoolmaster from Valencia,Spain, who was garroted or hanged to death on Jul 26 1826 for allegedly teaching Deist principles. ... Deism is belief in a God or first cause based on reason, rather than on faith or revelation, and thus a form of theism in opposition to fideism. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ...


During the Spanish Civil War, the capital of the Republic was moved to Valencia, and the city suffered from the blockade and siege by Franco's forces. However, the postwar period was hard for Valencians. During the Franco years, speaking or teaching Valencian was prohibited (in a significant reversal it is now compulsory for every child studying in Valencia). Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... This page deals with language. ...


In 1957 the city suffered a severe flood by the Turia River, with 2 metres (7 ft) in some streets. One consequence of this was that a decision was made to drain and reroute the river and it now passes around the Western and southern suburbs of the city. A plan to turn the drained area into a motorway was dropped in favour of a picturesque 7 km (4 mi) park which bisects the city.


Valencia was granted Autonomous Statutes in 1982.


Valencia was selected in 2003 to host the historic America's Cup yacht race becoming the first European city to do so. The America's Cup matches took place in Summer 2007. Following a successful tournament, the city will host the event again in 2009. This article is about the yachting competition. ... The 2007 Americas Cup was the thirty-second race series of the event and was won by Alinghi in the 7th race. ...


On 3 July 2006, just days before a Catholic celebration to be led by Pope Benedict, Valencia was the scene of a subway accident in which over 40 people died. The investigation is still ongoing. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The black asterisk (*) shows the approximate location of the accident. ...


On 9 July 2006, during Mass at Valencia's Cathedral, Our Lady of the Forsaken Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI used, at the World Day of Families, the Santo Caliz, a 1st-century Middle-Eastern artifact believed by many to be the Holy Grail. It was supposedly brought to that church by Emperor Valerian in the 3rd century, after having been brought from Jerusalem by St. Peter to Rome. The Santo Caliz ("Holy Chalice") is a simple, small stone cup. Its base was added in medieval times and consists of fine gold, alabaster, and gem stones[3]. is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: ; born April 16, 1927 as Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany) is the 265th reigning pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City. ... For other uses, see Holy Grail (disambiguation). ...


On 3 July 2007, Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand, and successfully defends the America's Cup. 22 days after, on 25 July 2007, the leaders of the Alinghi syndicate, holder of the America's Cup, officially announced Valencia would be the host city for the 33rd America's Cup, to be carried out on June 2009.[4] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Alinghi is a coined name of the syndicate set up by Ernesto Bertarelli to challenge for the Americas Cup. ... This article is about the yachting competition. ...


Architecture

The ancient winding streets of the Barrio del Carmen contain buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times. The Cathedral, built between the 13th and 15th century, is primarily of Gothic style but contains elements of Baroque and Romanesque architecture. Beside the Cathedral is the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin (Basílica De La Virgen De Los Desamparados). The 15th century Serrano and Quart towers are part of what was once the wall surrounding the city. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... The Cathedral of Valencia. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... Baroque architecture, starting in the early 17th century in Italy, took the humanist Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state. ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... St. ...


UNESCO has recognised the Late Gothic silk exchange (La Lonja de la Seda) as a World Heritage Site. The modernist Central Market (Mercado Central) is one of the largest in Europe. The main railway station Estación Del Norte is built in art deco style. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... La Lonja de la Seda. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Modern architecture, not to be confused with contemporary architecture, is a term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


World-renowned (and city-born) architect Santiago Calatrava produced the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), which contains an opera house/performing arts centre, a science museum, an IMAX cinema/planetarium, an oceanographic park and other structures such as a long covered walkway and restaurants. Calatrava is also responsible for the bridge named after him in the center of the city. The Music Palace (Palau De La Música) is another good example of modern architecture in Valencia. Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Spanish architect and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zurich, Switzerland. ... LHemisfèric LUmbracle El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valencian), Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) or City of Arts & Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry river bed of the... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX Theater in SM Mall of Asia, Philippines IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far...

The Cathedral of Valencia
The Cathedral of Valencia

The cathedral was called in the early days of the Reconquista Iglesia Mayor, then Seo (from Latin sedes, i.e. (archiepiscopal) see), and in virtue of the papal concession of 16 October, 1866, it is called the Basilica metropolitana. It is situated in the centre of the ancient Roman city where some believe the temple of Diana stood. In Gothic times it seems to have been dedicated to the most Holy Saviour; the Cid dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin; King Jaime the Conqueror did likewise, leaving in the main chapel the image of the Blessed Virgin which he carried with him and which is believed to be the one which is now preserved in the sacristy. The Moorish mosque, which had been converted into a Christian church by the conqueror, appeared unworthy of the title of the cathedral of Valencia, and in 1262 Bishop Andrés de Albalat laid the cornerstone of the new Gothic building, with three naves; these reach only to the choir of the present building. Bishop Vidal de Blanes built the magnificent chapter hall, and Jaime de Aragón added the tower, called "Miguelete" because it was blessed on St. Michael's day in 1418, which is about 166 feet (51 m) high and finished at the top with a belfry. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1642 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Valencia (city) ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1642 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Valencia (city) ... Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. ... James I of Aragon James I of Aragon (Catalan: Jaume I, Spanish: Jaime I, Occitan: Jacme I) (Montpellier, February 2, 1208 – July 27, 1276) surnamed the Conqueror, was the king of Aragon, count of Barcelona and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276. ... The term Belfry has a variety of uses: For the architectural term see:Belfry (architecture) For the U.S. town in Montana see Belfry, Montana For the English golf club see The De Vere Belfry There is also a German Epic Metal band called Belfry. ...


In the fifteenth century the dome was added and the naves extended back of the choir, uniting the building to the tower and forming a main entrance. Archbishop Luis Alfonso de los Cameros began the building of the main chapel in 1674; the walls were decorated with marbles and bronzes in the over-ornate style of that decadent period. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the German Conrad Rudolphus built the façade of the main entrance. The other two doors lead into the transept; one, that of the Apostles in pure pointed Gothic, dates from the fourteenth century, the other is that of the Paláu. The additions made to the back of the cathedral detract from its height. The eighteenth century-restoration rounded the pointed arches, covered the Gothic columns with Corinthian pillars, and redecorated the walls. The dome has no lantern, its plain ceiling being pierced by two large side windows. There are four chapels on either side, besides that at the end and those that open into the choir, the transept, and the presbyterium. It contains many paintings by eminent artists. A magnificent silver reredos, which was behind the altar, was carried away in the war of 1808, and converted into coin to meet the expenses of the campaign. Behind the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament is a beautiful little Renaissance chapel built by Calixtus III. Beside the cathedral is the chapel dedicated to the "Virgen de los desamparados". The Corinthian order as used for the portico of the Pantheon, Rome provided a prominent model for Renaissance and later architects, through the medium of engravings. ... An altar and reredos from University Church, Dublin A reredos is a screen or decoration behind the altar in a church, usually depicting religious iconography or images. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... Callixtus III, né Alphonso de Borgia (December 31, 1378 - August 6, 1458) was born in Xàtiva, Valencia, Spain and was pope from April 8, 1455 to August 6, 1458. ...


In 1409 a hospital was founded and placed under the patronage of Santa María de los Inocentes; to this was attached a confraternity devoted to recovering the bodies of the unfriended dead in the city and within a radius of three miles (5 km) around it. At the end of the fifteenth century this confraternity separated from the hospital, and continued its work under the name of "Cofradia para el ámparo de los desamparados". King Philip IV of Spain and the Duke of Arcos suggested the building of the new chapel, and in 1647 the Viceroy, Conde de Orpesa, who had been preserved from the bubonic plague, insisted on carrying out their project. The Blessed Virgin was proclaimed patroness of the city under the title of "Virgen de los desamparados" 'Virgin of the abandonees', and Archbishop Pedro de Urbina, on 31 June, 1652, laid the corner-stone of the new chapel of this name. The archiepiscopal palace, a grain market in the time of the Moors, is simple in design, with an inside cloister and a handsome chapel. In 1357 the arch which connects it with the cathedral was built. In the council chamber are preserved the portraits of all the prelates of Valencia. Philip IV (), (April 8, 1605 – September 17, 1665) was King of Spain from 1621 to 1665 and also King of Portugal until 1640. ... A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. ... Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ...

The Hemispheric at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències by Santiago Calatrava, Valencia, Spain

Among the parish churches those deserving special mention are: Saints John (Baptist and Evangelist), rebuilt in 1368, whose dome, decorated by Palonino, contains some of the best frescoes of Spain; El Templo 'the Temple', the ancient church of the Knights Templar, which passed into the hands of the Order of Montesa and which was rebuilt in the reigns of Ferdinand VI and Charles III; the former convent of the Dominicans, at present the headquarters of the "capital general", the cloister of which has a beautiful Gothic wing and the chapter room, large columns imitating palm trees; the Colegio del Corpus Christi, which is devoted to the exclusive worship of the Blessed Sacrament, and in which perpetual adoration is carried on; the Jesuit college, which was destroyed (1868) by the revolutionary Committee, but rebuilt on the same site; the Colegio de San Juan (also of the Society), the former college of the nobles, now a provincial institute for secondary instruction. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (5488x2904, 3459 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Valencia, Spain Santiago Calatrava Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències Talk:Santiago Calatrava User talk:Diliff... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (5488x2904, 3459 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Valencia, Spain Santiago Calatrava Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències Talk:Santiago Calatrava User talk:Diliff... LHemisfèric LUmbracle El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valencian), Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) or City of Arts & Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry river bed of the... Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Spanish architect and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zurich, Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Knights Templar (disambiguation). ... The Order of Montesa was a Christian military order, territorially limited to the Kingdom of Aragón. ... Ferdinand VI, (September 23, 1713 - August 10, 1759), king of Spain from 1746 until his death, second son of Philip V, founder of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty (as opposed to the French Bourbons), by his first marriage with Maria Louisa of Savoy, was born at Madrid on September 23 1713. ... Charles III of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ...


Squares and gardens

Town Hall
Town Hall

The largest square is the Plaça de l'Ajuntament, which contains the town hall (ajuntament), a cinema which shows classic movies (La Filmoteca), and many restaurants and bars. This is where the noisy fireworks of the mascletà can be heard every afternoon during the Las Fallas. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 954 KB) Summary Valencia city hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 954 KB) Summary Valencia city hall. ... Tiananmen Square, Beijing The Macroplaza, Monterrey Prato della Valle, Padova Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan Place de la Concorde, Paris Palace Square, St. ... Traditional Saragüells costume for the men. ...


The Plaça de la Verge contains the Basilica of the Virgin and the Turia fountain, and is a popular spot for locals and tourists. Around the corner is the Plaça de la Reina, with the Cathedral, orange trees, and many bars and restaurants.


The Turia River was diverted in the 1960s, after severe flooding, and the old river bed is now the Turia gardens, which contain a children’s playground, a fountain, and sports fields. The Palau de la Música is adjacent to the Turia gardens and the City of Arts and Sciences lies at one end. The River Turia (Valencian: Riu Túria; Spanish: Río Turia) is a waterway running through the Valencian Country and reaching the sea at the City of Valencia. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


Other gardens in Valencia include the Real, Monforte, and Botanical gardens.


Education

The city has four universities:

  • the ancient Universitat de València
  • Universitat Politécnica de València
  • Universidad Cardenal Herrera - CEU
  • Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Ferrer

The University of Valencia (Catalan: Universitat de Valencia) is a Spanish university, located in the city of Valencia. ... The Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valenciano: Universitat Politècnica de València) is a Spanish university located in Valencia, with a focus on science and technology. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Economy

Valencia has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decade, much of it spurred by tourism and the construction industry.


Port

Valencia’s port is one of the biggest on the Mediterranean coast and the first of Spain, handling 20% of Spain’s exports. The main exports are food and drink (the Valencian region is famous for its oranges), furniture, ceramic tiles, fans, textiles and iron products. Valencia’s manufacturing sector focuses on metallurgy, chemicals, textiles, shipbuilding and brewing. Unemployment is lower than the Spanish average. Small and medium sized industries are an important part of the local economy. Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ...


Following the announcement that the 32nd America's Cup is coming to Valencia in 2007, the port underwent radical changes in which the port was divided into two parts, one part remaining unchanged while the other section would be used exclusively for the America's Cup festivities. The two sections are now divided by a wall that goes deep into the water in an attempt to maintain clean water for the America's Cup side.


Tourism

Formerly an industrial city, Valencia saw rapid development that started in the mid-1990s, expanding its cultural and touristic possibilities, which turned it into a vibrant city, restoring old landmarks like the old Towers of the medieval city (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), monasteries like the San Miguel de los Reyes monastery, which now holds a specialized library, the whole Malvarrossa beach, with the construction of a 4 km (2 mi) long paseo or complete quarters, like the old Carmen Quarter, which has seen extensive renovation.


Another appealing feature of the city is its numerous convention centres, like the Valencia Fair (Feria de Valencia), the Conference Palace (Palau de Congressos) and several 5 star hotels. A convention center is a large, cavernous public building with enough open space to host public and private business and social events for the surrounding municipal and metropolitan areas. ...


Additionally, Valencia is now hosting several world events.


The city of Valencia and the surrounding area are expected to attract millions of visitors from around the world given that the city of Valencia has been chosen to host the 32nd America's Cup. The first America's Cup competitions took place in June and July 2005 and were key attractions during the summer of 2005. According to official data from the organizing committee, as many as 150,000 visitors flocked to Valencia's port each day during the two-week events. The Swiss Alinghi Team, which choose Valencia as host city in the first place, has announced that if they win again, Valencia will be chosen again as the host of the 2009 America's Cup. This article is about the yachting competition. ...


Also, on 10 May 2007, Bernie Ecclestone announced that Valencia will be the host of a urban circuit of F1, beginning in 2008, and on 1 June 2007 the contract was signed in the F1 headquarters. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Bernard Charles Bernie Ecclestone (born October 22, 1930 near Bungay, Suffolk, England) is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, and owns a stake in Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. ... Valencia, Spain, has been announced as the venue for a Formula 1 race in 2008, the event to be named as the European Grand Prix. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Culture

Children marching to school in Valencia
Children marching to school in Valencia

Valencia is known for Las Fallas, which is a famous local festival held in March, for paella valenciana, traditional Valencian ceramics, intricate traditional dress, and the striking new architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences designed by its own son, architect Santiago Calatrava. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (448x604, 69 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (448x604, 69 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Traditional Saragüells costume for the men. ... Valencian paella. ... LHemisfèric LUmbracle El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valencian), Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) or City of Arts & Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry river bed of the... Santiago Calatrava Valls (born July 28, 1951) is an internationally recognized and award-winning Spanish architect and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zurich, Switzerland. ...


La Tomatina, an annual tomato fight, draws crowds to the nearby town of Buñol in August. There are also a number of well preserved Catholic fiestas throughout the year. Semana Santa celebrations in Valencia are considered the most colourful in Spain. Valencia has a metro system, the Valencia Metro. La Tomatina La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on a the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region in Spain. ... Holy Week (Sp. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway — usually in an urban area — with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... Lines 1 and 5 in Torrent Avinguda Station: here you can compare both trains from both lines Many stations have an artistic exhibit in the entrance hall. ...


Valencia is also famous for it's football club Valencia C.F., which won the Spanish league in 2002 and 2004 (in which year it also won the UEFA Cup), and was also a UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2000 and 2001, it is one of the most famous football clubs in Spain and Internationally. Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia, CF or just Valencia or Los Ches) is a team in the first division of the Spanish Football League. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


Languages

The two official languages spoken in the city are Spanish and Valencian. Due to political and demographic pressure in the past, the predominant language is Spanish, as opposed to areas surrounding the metropolitan area in the province of Valencia. The local government makes sure it emphasizes the use of the local language. For instance, all signs and announcements in the Metro are in Valencian, with Spanish translations underneath in smaller type. In relation to street naming policy, new street signs when erected are always given the Valencian name for street (Carrer) however the older street names bearing the Spanish names are only replaced when necessary. This results in a situation where in longer streets both languages can often be seen on street signs. Valencian (valencià) is the historical, traditional, and official name used in the Valencian Community (Spain) to refer to the language spoken therein, also known as Catalan (català) in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia, Aragon and the Balearic Islands; in the country of Andorra; in the southern French region of... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Valencia province Valencia (Castilian Spanish: Valencia /balenθja/; Valencian Catalan: València /vałεnsia/) is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Country. ...


Nightlife

Valencia is famous for its vibrant nightlife. In the 1980s and 1990s clubbers would follow the "ruta del bacalao" from Madrid to Valencia. Today, the more alternative/bohemian bars and nightclubs are concentrated in the Carmen, while the student nightlife is found around Blasco Ibanez and the more mainstream weekend nightlife has its clusters in the areas of Canovas and Juan Llorens. In the summer there is also nightlife on the beach and at the Port and Malvarossa Beach. Since the America's Cup is taking place at Valencia, new clubs have been opened and people from all nations go there to party every weekend. As is normal for Spain, nightlife does not take off until well after midnight. Agua de Valencia is the city's unofficial cocktail. This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Agua de Valencia (Spanish, water of Valencia) is a cocktail made from a base of cava or champagne (wine), orange juice. ...


Food

Valencia is famous due to its wonderful gastronomic culture. Paella, orxata, fartons,buñuelos,potato omellette (Tortilla Espanola), rosquilletas,squids, are some of the examples of typical foods.


Museums

Museums in Valencia include:

  • Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (arts and science)
  • Instituto Valenciano De Arte Moderno (IVAM, modern art)
  • Museo De Bellas Artes (fine art)
  • Museo de Prehistoria de Valencia
  • Museo Fallero & Museo Del Artista Fallero (Les Falles)
  • Museo Taurino (bullfighting)
  • Museo Del Arroz (rice)
  • Museo Valenciano de la ilustración y la Modernidad (MUVIM, various exhibits)
  • Almudín (various exhibits, mainly art and archaeology)
  • Museo de Semana Santa
  • Museum of Corpus
  • Museum of Ceramics
  • Museum of Valencian History
  • Museum of Alfonso Pascual Maldonado
  • Museum of Parro

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Transportation

Public transport is provided by the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) which operates the Valencia Metro and other rail and bus services. Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana or FGV is a Spanish railway company which operates several metre gauge lines, in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, in Spain. ... Lines 1 and 5 in Torrent Avinguda Station: here you can compare both trains from both lines Many stations have an artistic exhibit in the entrance hall. ...


Districts of Valencia

  • CIUTAT VELLA: La Seu, La Xerea, El Carmen, El Pilar, El Mercado, San Francisco.
  • EXTENSIÒ: Russafa, El Pla del Remei, Gran Via.
  • EXTRAMURS: El Botànic, La Roqueta, La Pechina, Arrancapins.
  • CAMPANAR: Campanar, Les Tendetes, El Calvari, Sant Pau.
  • LA SAÏDIA: Marxalenes, Morvedre, Trinitat, Tormos, Sant Antoni.
  • PLA DEL REAL: Exposició, Mestalla, Jaume Roig, Ciutat Universitària
  • OLIVERETA: Nou Moles, Soternes, Tres Forques, La Fontsanta, La Luz.
  • PATRAIX: Patraix, Sant Isidre, Vara de Quart, Safranar, Favara.
  • JESUS: La Raiosa, L'Hort de Senabre, The Covered Cross, Saint Marcelino, Real Way.
  • QUATRE CARRERES: Montolivet, En Corts, Malilla, La Font de Sant Lluís, Na Rovella, La Punta, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.
  • POBLATS MARÍTIMS: El Grau, El Cabanyal, El Canyameral, La Malva-Rosa, Beteró, Nazaret.
  • CAMINS DEL GRAU: Aiora, Albors, Creu del Grau, Camí Fondo, Penya-Roja.
  • ALGIROS: Illa Perduda, Ciutat Jardí, Amistat, Vega Baixa, la Carrasca.
  • BENIMACLET: Benimaclet, Camí de Vera.
  • RASCANYA: Orriols, Torrefiel, Sant Llorenç.
  • BENICALAP: Benicalap, Ciutat Fallera.
  • POBLES DEL NORD: Benifaraig, Poble Nou, Carpesa , Cases de Bàrcena, Mauella, Massarrojos, Borbotó.
  • POBLES DE L'OEST: Benimàmet, Beniferri.
  • POBLES DEL SUD: Forn d'Alcedo, Castellar-l'Oliveral, Pinedo, el Saler, el Palmar, el Perellonet, la Torre, Faitanar.

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See also

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References

  1. ^ The pronunciation [va'lenθja], although not standard Castilian Spanish, is commonplace in Valencia area. There is no [v] in Castilian Spanish but the sound is present in Valencian. Hence many local inhabitants do differentiate the phonetics
  2. ^ [1]Valencian climate, mild.
  3. ^ About the Santo Caliz (Holy Chalice)
  4. ^ Announcement of the election as host city for 33rd America's Cup

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More important cities by: Municipalities of the comarca The Alacantí or lAlacantí is a comarca in the Land of Valencia, Spain. ... Province Alicante Capital Alcoi/Alcoy Largest city Alcoi/Alcoy Demonym   Population 109,712 (2001) Area 540. ... Province Castellón Capital LAlcora Largest city LAlcora Demonym   Population 16,138 (2001) Area 648. ... Province Castellón Capital Albocàsser Largest city Villafranca del Cid / Vilafranca Demonym   Population 8,035 (2001) Area 652. ... Province Castellón Capital Cirat Largest city Montanejos Demonym   Population 4061 (2001) Area 647. ... Province Castellón Capital Segorbe Largest city Segorbe Demonym   Population 22,830 (2002) Area 964. ... Province Alicante Capital Villena Largest city Villena Demonym   Population 52,170 (2001) Area 673. ... Province Castellón Capital Vinaròs Largest city Vinaròs Demonym   Population 72,178 (2004) Area 1221. ... Comarcas of Valencian Country Capital Elx Population (2002) 248,350 inhab. ... Province Valencia Capital Sagunt/Sagunto Largest city Sagunt/Sagunto Demonym   Population 79,421 (2004) Area 276. ... Province Valencia Capital Llíria Largest city Llíria Demonym   Population 100,650 (2004) Area 748. ... Province Valencia Capital Enguera Largest city Enguera Demonym   Population 17,221 (2004) Area 709. ... Province Alicante Capital Cocentaina Largest city Cocentaina Demonym   Population 27,157 (2001) Area 376. ... Province Valencia Capital Xàtiva Largest city Xàtiva Demonym   Population 70,861 (2004) Area 528. ... Province Valencia Capital Puçol Largest city Burjassot Demonym   Population 197,505 (2004) Area 140. ... Province Valencia Capital Torrent Largest city Torrent Demonym   Population 320,613 (2004) Area 187. ... Province Valencia Capital Silla Largest city Catarroja Demonym   Population 155,245 (2004) Area 165. ... Province Valencia Capital Buñol Largest city Chiva Demonym   Population 36,251 (2004) Area 817. ... 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