Valencia is the third city in Spain…it is a port city in the southeast coast of the Iberian peninsula…almost 800.000 souls live in this city…it was founded by the Romans in 132 B. C. and was named Valentia Edetanorum…in the year A. D. 711 the Muslims conquered the city and in 1238, King Jaume I of Aragon reconquered the city. Pope Gregory IX gave the reconquest the status of a cruzade and King Jaume was known as a Catholic King.
The “Kingdom of Valencia”, was established in 1238 by Jaume I as a part of the Crown of Aragon. Phillip V of Spain dissolved the kingdom in 1707.
El Cid, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, born 1043, died 10 July 1099, ruled Valencia from 1094 until his death in 1099. His wife, Jimena Diaz ruled after him. It is possible that El Cid died during the siege of Valencia by the Almoravids. By 1102 they had taken the city. Jimena left the city in 1101 and took the body of El Cid to be re-buried in the Burgos Cathedral. Babieca, his warhorse was buried with him.
The Coat of Arms of the Aragonese Monarchs marked the time when the city became, once again a Christian city and a future part of the Kingdom of Spain.
Valencia has a long history and beautiful places…
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