While having breakfast at a café in a sunlit alley, enjoying a croissant with coffee, it was pleasant to observe the lively and bustling city life, which is surprisingly active even during siesta time. Valencia is known for being accepting of same-sex relationships, and we came across several couples openly expressing their affection. Additionally, it seems like every local resident must have a dog, as they are often seen enjoying their morning coffee at nearby cafes with their furry companions.
The rich history of Valencia is showcased by the houses in the Old Town, medieval churches, Renaissance shops, and Baroque mansions built upon the ruins of the Roman city. The city’s dedication to progress is evident in the Turia Park (Parque del Turia), created on the former riverbed, and the “City of Arts and Sciences” (Ciudad de las artes y ciencias).