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La Llotja, Valencia. There are several explanations to how the bat became Valencia's emblem, one is that bats are common in the area. Another one is that when King Jaume I 1238 entered the city, liberating it from 500 years of Moors ruling, a bat flew from the sky, circled the King (or /and landed on the top of his flag) and this was interpreted as a good sign. A third one is that a bat got caught in a drum net and flapped his wings making a noise which warned the Christian army of the Moor attack on the city. In gratitude to the bat he was put in the top of the shield of the city of Valencia... Regardless - the beautiful bat must be the coolest emblem (right up there with the dragon of wales ;)) #valencia #spain #españa #sun #history #historicalplace #historictown #historicalplaces #historicalbuildings #bat #batman #insects #animals #cave #instanature #lovenature #lovedesign #instagramhub #instadaily #instapicture #instanature #pictureoftheday #photooftheday #pictureday #photowall #bestoftheday
La Llotja, Valencia. There are several explanations to how the bat became Valencia's emblem, one is that bats are common in the area. Another one is that when King Jaume I 1238 entered the city, liberating it from 500 years of Moors ruling, a bat flew from the sky, circled the King (or /and landed on the top of his flag) and this was interpreted as a good sign. A third one is that a bat got caught in a drum net and flapped his wings making a noise which warned the Christian army of the Moor attack on the city. In gratitude to the bat he was put in the top of the shield of the city of Valencia... Regardless - the beautiful bat must be the coolest emblem (right up there with the dragon of wales ;)) #valencia  #spain  #españa  #sun  #history  #historicalplace  #historictown  #historicalplaces  #historicalbuildings  #bat  #batman  #insects  #animals  #cave  #instanature  #lovenature  #lovedesign  #instagramhub  #instadaily  #instapicture  #instanature  #pictureoftheday  #photooftheday  #pictureday  #photowall  #bestoftheday