Thursday, December 04, 2008

A weekend in Valencia

Some while back my Dad saw an item about the opera house in Valencia design by Santiago Calatrava. The end result was that we three siblings and Dad (and BIL Pete) went to Valencia for the weekend to visit the aforementioned building in the City of Arts and Sciences.

valencia - opera house
Valencia - opera house

The building, and the whole complex, was quite stunning. A building to rival the most dramatic in the world. It surpassed expectations; indeed the whole complex was quite extraordinary.

valencia - dolphinarium
Valencia - Dolphinarium

The whole of Saturday was basically spent at the complex. Admiring the buildings, a film at the IMAX and a dolphin show.

valencia - irish pub
Valencia - Irish pub

In between times we walked, talked, ate and drank. Saturday night we had a superb meal at Sagardi (brilliant restaurant, shame about the website).

valencia - Sagardi restaurant
Valencia - Sagardi restaurant

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Rosa said...

Wow. That is an amazing building! What a nice trip to take with your dad.

paris parfait said...

Looks like a great trip. Haven't been to Valencia yet; must add it to the list. Happy holidays to you and yours. Best wishes for a bright new year!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'd love to go and see that. Happy new year to you all from Sicily.