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.
Old Town and historic sights
This section highlights some of the magnificent monuments and historical buildings in Valencia Old Town and other areas, which define the city's unique persona.
See all the sights of Valencia Old Town and other historic places to visit below, or choose a different type of attraction:
Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, Valencia Cathedral’s Miguelete bell tower hovers on the horizon of the city. A climb to the top of the Gothic octagon structure is well worth the effort as you are rewarded with wonderful views from this 167 foot (51 metre) tower.
Valencia's Plaza de Toros - the bullring - is located in the city centre, right next to the North Railway Station.
The Colon Market is another of the wonderful examples of modernist architecture on show in the city of Valencia, which shouldn’t be missed.
Since opening in 1987, the Palau de la Musica concert hall has been the centre of musical life and culture in Valencia.
Designed by architect José María Paredes, this magnificent building boasts a huge glass dome, which sits parallel to the river suggesting freshness, transparency and integration with the environment.
La NAU - the historic building of the University of Valencia - is located in the heart of the city and houses a cloister well worth visiting as well as an historical library, an auditorium, assembly hall and 5 exhibition halls.
Built in the so-called Valencian Golden Age in 1493, it was first given authorisation to award degrees by Pope Alexander VI in 1501.
The Carmen Church and Old Convent (currently houses the "El Carmen Museum") is somewhat off the tourist trail, which makes it all the more authentic and attractive.
Today the church is in use and home to the Santa Cruz parish. The former convent houses the Carmen Museum, which is dedicated to temporary exhibitions and is connected to the Museum of Fine Arts.
Patriarch Plaza is another great place to visit while strolling around Valencia city centre. While not frequented by tourists, it is well worth taking a look.
The Cabanyal district (also known as Cabañal) is one of Valencia’s best-known seaside neighbourhoods.