There are more than 25 museums in Valencia. Of course any one have his own preferences, but I suggest the following ones:
- Colegio del Arte Mayor de la Seda. From the XV century the silk was very important in Valencia
- Museo Nacional de la Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias, in a 'Palacio barroco'
- Museo de la Ciencia, and at its side the Oceanografic
- Museo Histórico Militar de Valencia
- l'IBER, Museo de los Soldaditos de Plomo (private fundation, owns 90.000 tin soldiers)
- Casa Museo Benlliure (family of artists of the XX Century)
"In Valencia it's damned stupendous at the beach or in the city to eat a melon washed down with a real cold jug of beer" -Ernest Hemingway
Day 1: Valencia to Silla
The 'official' first stage of the Levante is from Valencia to Algemesí, and is 38 km. That's a tad too long for us, so we looked at the various intermediate places, and Silla happens to be just 15 km after Valencia, just right!
Looking at satellite...
Accommodation in Valencia
Youth Hostel CENTER VALENCIA
Silla is on two Cercania train lines, lineas C1 and C2, so one could also take a train back to Valencia at the end of the day.
Moorish tower, no visit.
Leaving Silla, we walk through fields, albeit on a country road until we arrive at Almussafes. The profile of this stage is fairly flat. The walk after Benifaió is again through farm land.
The Museu Valenica de la Festa. It is housed in the building of a Dominican Friars convent which was restored in 1993. The museum is worth a visit, to learn about Algemesí’s famous fiestas in September, the Muixeranga, which involve building human towers.
It's at the Museum that you'll retrieve the keys to the Albergue Municipal, which is opposite the museum or in the police station when the museum is closed. It's the only accommodation option in Algemesí, with 2 single beds and 3 bunk beds, and a kitchen. I believe the kitchen is fully equipped,...
Important castle, visit
ruins of castle, up the mountain
Remember that from La Font de la Figuera to Almansa there are 27 km and no intermediate places.