Travel Recap: Valencia’s Rural Past


The barraca is now mostly a symbol of Valencia’s less metropolitan history.  At one time, barracas were the homes of fishermen and farm laborers who lived along the coast of the Albufera. Now they are mostly set up as museums, such as the one my cousin was able to arrange a tour of with our boat tour guide.

13-baraca outside window

1-baraca interior window

Click on the thumbnails below to view a brief photo tour of the barraca we saw. Since this particular barraca had been set up as a type of museum, it was a bit more crowded with possessions than a typical home would have been, but it does give a good idea of some of the typical elements of these houses, and of this region.


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