A virtual visit to Valencia

: ZOOM MEETING: 50 Javea U3A members attended the last online meeting Photo credit: Javea U3A

JAVEA U3A meetings have been held via Zoom during the pandemic and the last was watched by 50 members.
Former History group leader Peter Atkinson’s informative talk, illustrated with excellent pictures, traced the history of Valencia City, Spain’s third largest after Madrid and Barcelona.
Valencia suffered numerous attacks by advancing and retreating armies during its history as well as serious flooding in the late 1950s.  This led to diverting the River Turia to avoid further destruction, with a dry valley created in its place.
Peter’s presentation featured Valencia’s contrasting architecture, from its beautiful old buildings to the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, constructed during the last 20 years.
Any person who is retired from full-time work and interested in finding out more about the U3A should visit the www.u3ajavea.com website.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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