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03/12/2016 by DescubreValencia13 No Comment

1Lonja of the silk of Valencia

Unique building in the world, symbol of a period of splendor that made the city shine on the Silk Road. It looks like a church, it looks like a castle but it was a market. La Lonja looks at the market and shows the splendor of its flamboyant Gothic, its carved door rests on light columns of graceful pinnacles. And if it is surprising outside, just enter the Hiring Room to stay in stone.

2Palmeral of Elche

Elche has more palms than inhabitants, thousands of steep palms that hide buildings, towers and domes of one of the most populous towns of the Community. Tall, sturdy palm trees surround their cozy orchards, fields that look out over the dunes to the Mediterranean. Almost a hundred plantations, such as the spectacular Huerto del Cura, presided over two centuries ago by an imperial palm tree with seven branches born from the same trunk, reveal its beauty.

3Record art of the Mediterranean arch of the Iberian Peninsula

The Comunitat Valenciana has more than 300 shelters with cave paintings of Art Levantino, most between tortuous ravines and next to beds of rivers of small volume. The sites of Morella la Vella, La Sarga, Valltorta-Gasssulla, La Cueva de la Araña and Pla de Petracos, all of which can be visited, show nomadic men and women and hunters far away in time and who were able to paint fascinating scenes of life And death, war and peace, hunting and gathering … An art that has passed the centuries.

4The Tribunal of the Waters of the Vega of Valencia

Through a symbol for Valencia, the river Turia and its water is organized the famous court in charge of organizing the distribution of its waters to the famous Valencian vegetable garden. The oldest oral court in the world where a jury is responsible for settling disputes over irrigation among farmers in the Valencian garden. The Tribunal de las Aguas, meets every Thursday at the door of the Apostles of the cathedral.

5El Misteri d’Elx

The Misteri d’Elx is a lyrical drama of medieval origin that recreates the death, assumption and coronation of the Virgin Mary and that has been maintained throughout time thanks to a papal bull after the Council of Trent. The Mystery, with texts compiled in the fourth century of the Apocryphal Gospels, is transmitted orally the first years of Christianity. The representation, divided into two acts, is staged each year on 14 and 15 August in the basilica of Santa Maria.

6The Feast of the Mare de Déu de la Salut

Algemesí dresses up and goes out to honor his patroness, the Mare de Déu de la Salut. The village becomes a living museum where you admire La Muixeranga or human towers, Els Tornejants, Els Bastonets, Les Pastoretes or Les Llauradores. A medieval feast. Tradition, legends, faith and culture are united in celebrations that every year host thousands of visitors on 7 and 8 September.

7Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet comprises a set of knowledge, practical skills, rituals, traditions and symbols related to crops and agricultural crops, fishing and animal husbandry, as well as how to conserve, transform, cook, share and consume food . The act of eating together is one of the foundations of the cultural identity and continuity of the communities of the Mediterranean basin. It is a moment of social exchange and communication.

8 The Fallas

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of Unesco with the challenge of safeguarding in perpetuity a fire party, in which the multitude of artisan and traditional sectors involved make it a social, economic and cultural engine.
Unesco appreciates that the collective creativity of the Fallas, which unite artists, music, literature, clothing and pyrotechnics together in a unique way, safeguards traditional arts and crafts and defends their conciliation with human rights, since any collective can participate in they.

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