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Plaza de la Virgen
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This lively Old Town square is a great place for people-watching and taking photos of some of Valencia’s most emblematic buildings.

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.

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