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Russian Orthodox Church – In Altea Hills

  So you are interested in Russian Churches and don’t think you’ll make it there anytime soon?  Head to Altea.  Strange as it may seem, the growing Russian population there is such that they actually built a Russian Orthodox church right there in Altea hills overlooking a roundabout off of the hwy 332.  It will […]

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Spanish Cathedrals in Valencia: San Juanes y Santa Catalina

Spanish Cathedrals in Valencia: San Juanes y Santa Catalina

Church of St. Juanes Church of St. Johns.   A baroque style church originally built in the 14th century, but refurbished after a fire, this is one of Valencia’s oldest Spanish cathedrals.  Located next to the Mercado Central in the old part of Valencia, it is worth stopping by and an interesting contrast to the […]

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Valencia’s Cathedral

Valencia’s Cathedral lies at the north end of the Plaza de la Reina with the Plaza de la Virgen to its back side. After 700 years of Moorish rule, King Jaime I conquered Valencia in 1228 and restored the Christian kingdom here.  Between 1252 and 1428 this Cathedral was built on the site of an […]

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Valencia’s L’ Oceanographic: Europe’s Best Aquarium

Tiffany’s Recommendation:  If you have a day to spend, this aquarium is absolutely worth the cost to enter.  Both young and old will enjoy it and even on crowded days, there are few areas that become intolerable.  If you’re on a budget, pack a picnic to eat inside as food is expensive.  Do see a […]

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Baroque in Valencia

The Glory Of Baroque Exhibit in Valencia  http://www.laluzdelasimagenes.com/Valencia2009/ Aging gracefully is a concept that very few have mastered without a little outside help.  Even here, as you walk through towns centuries old and look at paintings and sculptures that seem untouched by time, there are hundreds of restoration artists hidden in the background, the plastic […]

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