What to visit in Valencia?
Cathedral of Santa Maria of Valencia
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Valencia, also called "la Seu", It is a tribute to the Assumption the Virgin. It was built by order of Jaime I El Conquistador in the 8th century on the foundations of the old Roman-Visigoth cathedral, where the Gothic style replaced it and with time Renaissance touches were added, baroque and neoclassical. Currently, constitutes the seat of the archbishopric of Valencia.
Royal Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken
It is the basilica of Santa María de los Santos Inocentes, Mártires y Desamparados, patron saint of those with mental illness, poor and socially excluded. It is of an oval baroque style that combines white stones bathed in a deep indigo blue for the cover, leaving transparent the vault of the tabernacle to leave views of the sky.
Address: Plaza de la Virgen, s/n, 46001 Valencia, Valencia
Schedule: Every day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Contact: 963 91 92 14
Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia
The Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia has the peculiarity that it is one of the first museums built in Spain and collects a large sample of sculpture collections, painting, drawings, print, sumptuary arts and archeology.
Address: Carrer de Sant Pius V, 9, 46010 Valencia, Valencia
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: 963 87 03 00
This imposing medieval gate was one of the entrances to the old city of Valencia and later a prison for nobles and knights between the 16th and 19th centuries. Its design is inspired by the Royal Gate of the Poblet monastery and forms a semicircular arch.
Address: Plaça dels Furs, s/n, 46003 Valencia
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
Contact: 963 91 90 70
The Silk Exchange
The Lonja de la Seda or Los Mercaderes is a Gothic building, nucleus of the silk trade since the 14th century, one of the most important industries in Valencia. Its set is made up of the hiring hall, the central bullfighter and the Consolat del Mar. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in late 1996.
Address: Carrer de la Llotja, 2, 46001 Valencia, Valencia
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.00 a 19.00 hours. Sunday and holidays, from 10.00 a 14.00 hours
Contact: 962 08 41 53
González Martí National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts
Former 18th century palace of barons, this building was bequeathed to the artist Manuel González Martí, alias Folchi, in his early days as a cartoonist, to expose the large collection of ceramics that was found on his expedition to 1907, belonging to the ancient medieval potteries of Paterna.
Address: Carrer del Poeta Querol, 2, 46002 Valencia, Valencia
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm. Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: 963 51 63 92
The current Puerta del Mar is a replica of one of the entrances to the old Royal Palace. It was redesigned in 1944 in memory of those who fell in the civil war, where you can see the cross in its main arch.
Valencia City Council
The current headquarters of the Valencia City Hall is located inside the City Hall of the city, building built in various eras since the 18th century. Its House of Education was one of the old schools in the municipality until its function was reconverted.
Address: Town hall Square, 1, 46002 Valencia, Valencia
Contact: 963 52 54 78
City of Arts and Sciences
The emblematic City of Arts and Sciences is a huge enclosure dedicated to showing the scientific boom and is divided into several sections, among which the Science Museum stands out, the Hemisféric and the impressive Ocenográfic aquarium.
Address: Of. by Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 Valencia, Valencia
Contact: 961 97 46 86
This impressive museum offers interactive exhibits that promote knowledge and understanding of scientific advances, a lively experience that will delight young and old alike.
Address: City of Arts and Sciences, Of. by Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 Valencia
Contact: 961 97 44 00
The Ocenanográfic de Valencia has the great particularity that it is the largest aquarium in all of Europe and reproduces very accurately the most important marine ecosystems. You can find from seals, flamingos and sea lions even dolphins, African shark and false gharial, among others.
Address: Eduardo Primo Yúfera Street, 1B, 46013 Valencia, Valencia
Contact: 960 47 06 47
It is the museum dedicated to the famous Fallas of Valencia, where you can learn more about its popular festivals par excellence of the city and the cultural richness that its dances and costumes leave us.
Address: Plaza Monteolivete, 4, 46006 Valencia
Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sundays from 10am to 2pm
Contact: 962 08 46 25
Parish of San Nicolás de Bari and San Pedro Mártir
It is an old Romanesque Church and later Visigoths built in its times to glorify pagan deities. Later its function was reconverted in honor of Bishop San Nicolás de Bari and the first martyr of the Dominican order, Saint Peter Martyr. Since 2016, It is known as the Valencian Sistine Chapel for its wonderful restoration and the frescoes that you can find.
Address: Carrer dels Cavallers, 35, 46001 Valencia, Valencia
Contact: 963 91 33 17
Puente del Real and Gardens
The Royal Bridge, located a few meters east of the Museum of Fine Arts, it was the access to the old Royal Palace and its wide and lush gardens. Its structure preserves the Valencian Gothic style of the 16th century.