Very Valencia

Old Town and historic sights

Plaza Redonda

What was once a fish market years ago, has become a unique "square" (it's actually round), and an ideal place for a stroll and some souvenir shopping.

Recently renovated, its peculiar architecture attracts the eye of the curious, and as its name indicates, this is a circular plaza. Flanked by fascinating curved three storey houses, nowadays the stalls sell clothing, souvenirs and handicrafts.

Plaza Redonda is located next to Torre de Santa Catalina at one of the end of Plaza de la Reina, in the vicinity of the Central Market, the Silk Exchange and the Cathedral. It is accessed by several passages such as the Plaza Lope de Vega next to Santa Catalina church.

Some mornings you can find groups of women who meet in the square to make crafts and to learn embroidery.

The square was built in 1840 although it has recently been restored, creating a modern space with roofed areas providing shade for shoppers. Alternatively, enjoy tapas in one of the terrace bars overlooking the square. It is well worth a visit.