Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hop on Hop Off to City of Arts and Sciences Valencia

I decided that today I was going to do a Hop Off and On Bus tour of Valencia my legs were just getting to bad to do much walking. The bus start was very close to my hotel so I purchased a ticket at the desk and headed off. I had seen most of the historic area because they were located close to my hotel. I decided on the route Maritime Valencia. The trip started out and most of the stops I decided against getting off, just enjoying from my seat.  I was lucky some people left and I was able to move to the front row of the top deck, I had somehow managed to climb up there despite my leg. Where there is a will there is a way. Arriving at the City of Arts I got off the bus. The buildings were amazing to look  at and the sun was hitting them just right and I was just impressed by the architecture. I had to walk quite a distance as there were a few building, I took photos of course but I do not feel that they did it justice. I really wanted to visit the Oceanografic Europe's biggest aquarium but I just did not feel up to it and was hoping to make it back the next day. They have 45,000 specimens of 500 different species.

The Agora

The Umbracle is a huge open access garden covering 17,000 where you can stroll around and take in a typical Mediterranean plants and contemporary sculptures  

the Assut de l'Or Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Opera House

The Hemisferic

I walked back to the bus stop which was quite a hike since I had gone quite far I was just too exhausted and really was unable to see Oceanografic up close. The bus arrived and I got on and headed to the final spot for me for that day. Unfortunately the actual stop was not that interesting and it was just too far for me to walk back to an area I saw from the bus. I had to wait awhile for a bus and one finally came.  I saw other areas that were closer to where I was staying.  My birthday is tomorrow and I decided to celebrate with a nice dinner tonight I had a lovely steak dinner and enjoyed.

My birthday dinner