On the day I planned to explore Valencia, I stayed about 20 minutes outside of the city in a cute little village called El Puig Santa Maria. I got here about 4pm, so after lugging all my stuff into my room, I went for a walk through the neighborhood. El Puig is an agricultural village but quite a modern looking village. I particularly love how the locals put extra emphasis on their doors (entryways). The landmark of El Puig village is a castle by the hills, the largest of which has the ruins of a castle fortress at the top.