We had arrived to Valencia pretty late the night before so we really didn't get a good look at the city until the morning. Immediately we realized how charming the city was as we began the day walking through the plaza. The city was evidently different than the ones we had seen before. It almost seemed as if it was a combination of the modern feel of Madrid and the traditional charm of Toledo.
Our first stop was to a museum featuring the original layout of the city that the Romans had originally created. The museum (being somewhat under the current day Valencia) had bridges over the remaining foundation.
Our guides then walked us down cobblestone streets to visit several churches. Such as the church of Saint Nicholas. We also visited the La Llotja de Mercaders a commodity exchange building. When traveling from building to building we focused on the differences in architecture and function.
We then went to the central market. The market was full of fresh seafood and fruit. It also had lots of booths set up with different goods made in Valencia. After leaving the market we went to El Carme a large castle with spectacular views.
Then it was paella time. We went to a small restaurant not far from the castle. We had many different types of tapas followed by 2 amazing paellas.
After lunch we had free time for the rest of the day. Many groups went shopping and ate dinner. Overall it was a beautiful day with fantastic views and foods.