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Visit Plaza de la Virgen to watch the daily rhythms of Valéncian life, take photographs of historic city buildings and enjoy cultural celebrations. This pedestrianized square occupies a prime position in the center of Valencia’s Old Town.
Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the historic buildings that line the square. Check out the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, characterized by its striking blue-tiled dome. Built in the 17th century, it was one of the first Baroque buildings in Spain. Adjacent to the church is the rear entrance to Valencia Cathedral. Look for the Colosseum-style colonnade and an intricately carved Gothic doorway. On the opposite side of the square is the Palacio de la Generalidad, which resembles a castle and blends Gothic, Renaissance and Moorish architectural styles.
In the heart of the square, cool yourself near the sculpted fountain, Fuente del Turía. It represents the River Turía and the irrigation canals that supply water to the city. The fountain, along with the church and cathedral, present great photo opportunities.
Enjoy the cafés surrounding the square or pick up some pastries and snacks from the Central Market and sit next to the fountain. During the evening, street performers converge on Plaza de la Virgen and provide entertainment.
Throughout the year the square hosts various cultural events. The biggest is the Offering of the Flowers, which is part of the Las Fallas festival. Watch as parades of Valencians dressed in traditional costumes lay bouquets of colorful flowers at a statue of the Virgin. This two-day ceremony takes place in March.
Located in Valencia’s Old Town, Plaza de la Virgen is a short walk from major city attractions, including the Central Market and La Lonja. If you are driving, there is parking available for a fee in the underground lot at Plaza de la Reina, which is only a five-minute walk away. Public buses also stop at Plaza de la Reina.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Market, Valencia Cathedral and Plaza de la Reina. University of Valencia and Bioparc Valencia Zoo are also within 2 mi (3 km). Turia Station is only a 2-minute walk and Campanar-La Fe Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Teatro Rialto Filmoteca and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Plaza de la Reina and Silk Exchange are also within 10 minutes. Xativa Station is 6 minutes by foot and Colon Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Turia Gardens, Serranos Towers and Silk Exchange. Central Market and Plaza de la Reina are also within 1 mile (2 km). Turia Station is only a 3-minute walk and Campanar-La Fe Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this boutique hotel is steps away from Turia Gardens, Serranos Towers and Plaza de la Virgen. Plaza de la Reina and Silk Exchange are also within 10 minutes. Colon Station is 14 minutes by foot and Alameda Station is 16 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol y San Felipe Neri and University of Valencia. Plaza de la Reina and Plaza del Ayuntamiento are also within 10 minutes. Colon Station is only a 5-minute walk and Alameda Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Valencia Cathedral and Silk Exchange. Central Market and Serranos Towers are also within 10 minutes. Colon Station is 12 minutes by foot and Xativa Station is 13 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palace of the Marques de Dos Aguas, Central Market and Cervero Palace. Serranos Towers is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away. Colon Station is 6 minutes by foot and Xativa Station is 10 minutes.
Located in Valencia City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Santa Catalina Church and Tower, Plaza de la Reina and Valencia Cathedral. Silk Exchange and Central Market are also within 5 minutes. Colon Station is 11 minutes by foot and Xativa Station is 11 minutes.