Valencia Spain Day 3 – The Visit to Torres de Quart.

Today I woke up in the city of Valencia, Spain at 0630 to some one walking in high heels in the room above me. My immediate thought was it was a tapping at the door, but once my senses were good, I realized what it was.

I got up and decided that today I will cook a healthy breakfast.
It consists of Egg Omelete, Sausage, Bread and a strong cup of coffee.

I am simply amazed at the incredible potent smells of spices coming from the sausage as they are being cooked. These sausages are a bit larger than the ones from the USA, but smell more potent than a large sausage like a Braut. Cooked, these look a vibrant pink color. I was skeptical that they were done, but even after 30 sec test in the microwave, they did not change any color. These sausages would be a BIG hit in the USA, in my opinion.

With the breakfast done, I prepare myself to leave the room for some of the day. I will bring the backpack. It will have my Canon Rebel T3i and a normal lens, as well as a wide angle lens. I have charged up 5 batteries, checked the remote shutter device and the tripod, should I need it.

Weather report for the day says its 10 degrees C and it may reach 19c near 1800. It will be partly cloudy. Right now as I look outside, it looks overcast.
I may have to adjust the camera settings prior to leaving the room.
It is best to do so, in case there is a good photograph with a small window of opportunity that I do not want to miss.

As I write this, I will attempt to add links from Google maps, so you get a general idea of my travels and what I will go see.  Nothing beats actually visiting a location, but at least you will share an experience as I navigate the streets of Valencia, Spain.

Today I woke up in the city of Valencia, Spain at 0630 to some one walking in high heels in the room above me.  My immediate thought was it was a tapping at the door, but once my senses were good, I realized what it was.

I got up and decided that today I will cook a healthy breakfast.
It consists of Egg Omelete, Sausage, Bread and a strong cup of coffee.

I am simply amazed at the incredible potent smells of spices coming from the sausage when I opened the packages as well as when they are being cooked. These sausages are a bit larger than the ones from the USA, but smell more potent than a large sausage like a Braut. Cooked, these look a vibrant pink color. I was skeptical that they were done, but even after 30 sec test in the microwave, they did not change any color. These sausages would be a BIG hit in the USA, in my opinion.

With the breakfast done, I prepare myself to leave the room for some of the day. I will bring the backpack. It will have my Canon Rebel T3i and a normal lens, as well as a wide angle lens. I have charged up 5 batteries, checked the remote shutter device and the tripod, should I need it.

Weather report for the day says its 10 degrees C and it may reach 19c near 1800. It will be partly cloudy. Right now as I look outside, it looks overcast.
I may have to adjust the camera settings prior to leaving the room.
It is best to do so, in case there is a good photograph with a small window of opportunity that I do not want to miss.

As I write this, I will attempt to add links from Google maps, so you get a general idea of my travels and what I will go see.  I want to wait to do this, probably on a day when it is raining. I’ll attempt to get this done as soon as I can. Nothing beats actually visiting a location, but at least you will share an experience as I navigate the streets of Valencia, Spain.

The walk to Torres de Quart, one of the oldest towers in the city of Valencia. This is free to visit, but if you wish to go up within the tower, you will need to buy a ticket. From what I hear, most historical places are free on Sundays.

Google maps made it easy and before I knew it, the massive towers were right in front of me.

Street view of Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain
Street view of Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain.

I went to the front office and paid my 2 Euro to enter the remains of this massive wall. Its is 1000 and the Tower was opening. I got to see the keys the keys they use to open the wooden doors throughout this historical site.

Two of the three keys used to open up the historical landmark of Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain
Two of the three keys used to open up the historical landmark of Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain

After purchasing a ticket, you can leave the office, and immediately at the bottom of the stairs, go to the right while you are still on the property. There is a set of stairs that you must climb to get up to the first level.

The first set of stairs within Torres de Quart, located in Valencia Spain.
The first set of stairs within Torres de Quart, located in Valencia Spain.

At this first level, you can see many things, but there are more levels to go up.

The first level view from Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain
The first level view from Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.

A second staircase will bring you up to a walkway. The archway in the photograph below shows a slow in which arrows were fired from.

A second staircase brings you up to a main level within Torres de Quart located in Valencia, Spain.
A second staircase brings you up to a main level within Torres de Quart located in Valencia, Spain.

 

I will end up replacing this photo soon. It is here for visual display only.

white washing effect from the canon T3i. This is the third staircase.
The third set of stairs to climb. The stairs split.offering. A tower door is to the top left and right of the stairs.

In front of me, I see a set of stairs forks near the top. I see a small door open to the right, so I decided to see where it leads to.

Looking into the door, it is dark but I can see there is a very tight staircase. It is a winding staircase and the entrance at the top finally gets me to the top of the tower.

The dark, really narrow staircase leading to the top of Torres de Quart
The fourth and final set of stairs. These are dark, really narrow staircase leading to the top of Torres de Quart. This is from the top looking down..

From the Top of Torres de Quart, I can clearly see the horizon. The sun is trying to break through the clouds.

The top of Torres de Quart. You can easily see for miles.
The top of Torres de Quart. You can easily see for miles.

I look at my watch and I see it is after 1200. This afternoon there is supposed to be a chance of rain so I wanted to be inside the Prehistory Museum of Valencia should the storms come.

Here are some additional photos from within Torres de Quart

Spanish flags fly proudly on the top of Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.
Spanish flags fly proudly on the top of Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.

 

Some of the metal artwork within Torres de Quart located in Valencia, Spain.
Some of the metal artwork within Torres de Quart located in Valencia, Spain.

 

A gate on the 2nd level of Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.
A gate on the 2nd level of Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.
A keyhole which opens on of the fortified doors within the towers of Torres de Quart.
A keyhole which opens on of the fortified doors within the towers of Torres de Quart.
Second level doorways within Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.
Second level doorways within Torres de Quart located in Valencia Spain.
One of Two massive doors located on the street level at Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain.
One of Two massive doors located on the street level at Torres de Quart in Valencia Spain.

I decided to leave Torres de Quart after a hour or so. I tried to take as many photos of the horizon as I could, but when I am home, I will have to stitch the photos together to make the photographs look good.