Valencia’s famous oranges at the sprawling Mercat Central, the most impressive market I have ever set foot in.

A picturesque plant vendor in front of the market

Strolling through the Turia Gardens, a strip of land snaking through dry river beds.

The cathedral complex by night

Modern architecture, oh my! La Ciudad de Artes y Ciencias

More architectural marvels at La Lonja de la Seda, an old silk exchange. You can also find it on the list of UNESCO  sites.

Street view from the top of La Lonja de la Seda

Impressive Market #2 – Gaudi-esque Mercat Colón

A Gulliver’s-Travels-themed park!

More pictures after the jump

Fideua – like paella, but with noodles (and seafood, of course)

Amazing facade

We got a kick out of trying fartons and horchata.

Valencia’s Estacion Nord is  the most elegant train station I have ever seen–both inside and out

Like royalty at La Lonja de la Seda