My journey into the world of the started with this tile. It led me to the Ducal palace of the home of the Borgias for 3 centuries. Can you guess what the symbol on the tile represents?
The symbol of A horn with 3 arrows. Who can tell me what the arrows stand for? Hint: It comes from roman times.
has lots of hidden street art as well.
Step 3 of the Cut cut cut while the oil starts to boil.
While I'm waiting for my spa treatment I'll tell you a bit about what I learned about #Valencia and its deep connection with the world of silk. In the picture you see the old registration room in the Colegio Mayor de la Seda. The place I had to find in my mission. Now back in the days people came here to get the quality label of Valencia. Similar to for example ISO norms we know today. Valencia was a major player in silk and still is today. #ValenciaChallenge #ValenciaTurisme
That eve I explored the port area of A very interesting neighbourhood with some little treasures to discover. A big thx to Esther for showing me the way.
#Xativa is also known as 'The city of Burning Men' and that's thanks to this guy: Philip V aka 'the upside down king' grandson of Louis XIV. I learned this on my 4th mission in Valencia. Philip V wanted to expand the power of the French throne by conquering the Aragon and Castilian thrones and thus also take over the attached colonies. Philip V had Xativa under siege for a long time but he couldn't break them. Then he got the 'brilliant' idea to burn down a part of the city…
Who can find the naked women among Jesus and the 12 apostels? The talented and cheeky painter hid her well.
I got a free pass for TWO to the spa of my hotel today. The first one that sends me a message can join.
The hall used for the silk trade is pretty impressive to say the least.
I couldn't stop 'stairing' :-) This building was initially constructed at the end of the 15th century and had gothic stairs. Now the building got a redesign in the 17th century and the architecture decided to frame it in the wall. Eclectic architecture avant la lettre :-) #ValenciaChallenge #ValenciaTurisme
#SocialAroundTheWorld with David (@PusetaAntunes) in #Xativa. It's David that brought me up to speed with the history of Xativa and I very much enjoyed exploring the city with him. Cool and knowledgeable guy! Hit him up if you're ever visiting Xativa. He'll be happy to show you around. Find his Twitter handle next to his name and don't forget to say hello from me ;-) #ValenciaChallenge #ValenciaTurisme
The flag waving high and proud over the castle.
Step 8 of the Let all water evaporate and behold a beautiful and delicious paella appears. by thesocialtraveler
Castell de Xativa - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor
How to mock a King? With patience smarts and cochones! The painter of the 'Upside down King' clearly wasn't very happy about his task so he decided to add a little surprise in the top left corner of the painting. That's what you see here. Today it looks like and ugly red eyed demon but it used to look like a proud lion symbol of courage and victory which was of course what the king wanted to see. The artist decided to paint the hair of the lion with a certain paint that would disappear…