A walk around Valencia’s city centre

A walk around Valencia’s city centre

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The city of Valencia has many attractions that will captivate the tourist. Gastronomy, culture, modern and traditional spaces and a wide range of tourist attractions that allow the visitor to discover the city. An example of those tourist attractions is the historic centre of Valencia, a must visit area if you are in the city of the Turia.

A walk around the old town will allow you to discover the most important historic monuments, like Valencia’s cathedral. Known by the Valencians as the Seu, the cathedral was built in honour to the Virgin of the Assumption. It is located in the Virgin square, near the Basilica of the Virgin of the Desamparados. The Seu is a sample of the Mediterranean gothic style combined with other styles like the Baroque, the Romanesque or the Neoclassic. One of the curiosities of the cathedral is that it contains the Saint Goblet.

If you are travelling to Valencia, you cannot miss the narrow streets of the Carmen neighbourhood. It is one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Valencia, with a bohemian atmosphere and a lively atmosphere at night. The Carmen neighbourhood combines a wide offer of shops and cultural establishments with a wide range of bars and restaurants of all styles and for all tastes. This neighbourhood of the district of Ciutat Vella is named after the Monastery of Carmen, the nucleus of the area.

You cannot miss either the Marqués de Dos Aguas Palace, a majestic building built by a family of Valencian merchants, the Rabassa Perrellós, marquises of Dos Aguas. This building has three towers and two gothic patios. We highlight its indoor halls and its stunning facade, where you can contemplate an image of the Virgin with two figures that symbolise the two most important rivers of the community, the Turia and the Júcar.

The Lonja de la Sea is another special place of the historic centre. It is a gem of the civil Gothic architecture of the city, located in the Marquet square. It was built between 1483 and 1498 and it is a sample of that prosperity period, caused by the increase of the silk industry.

These are just some of the many treasures you can find in the historic centre of Valencia. We recommend you dedicate your time to visit and discover them.

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