Here you’ll find the essential Valencia monuments that you shouldn’t miss if you come to visit the city.

La Lonja de la Seda (the old silk market): located in the “Barri del Mercat” (the market district), its Mediterranean Gothic architecture does not leave anyone indifferent. Its history hides one of the most splendid periods of the city. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive monuments you will see in Valencia. Recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1996.

Opening hours:  Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 19:00 hours. Sundays from 9:30 to 15:00 hours. Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Price: 2€. Free entry on Sundays and public holidays. Check group rates.

Mercado Central (Central Market): in 2015 we commemorated a century since the beginning of the construction of this market, which did not open until 1928. Built in modernist style and decorated with ceramics, it has earned its name as one of the most beautiful markets in Europe.

Don’t miss the fishmonger’s area within the market itself. Fish is not sold on Mondays.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 to 15:00 hours. Public holidays: Closed.

Free entry.

Quart Towers and Serranos Towers: old entrance and exit gates to the city of Valencia. They were part of the Christian wall demolished in the nineteenth century. Beautiful sights of the city of Valencia.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 19:00 hours. Sundays and public holidays from 9:30 to 15:00 hours. Closed on 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Price: 2€. Free entry on Sundays and public holidays. Check group rates.

Miguelete: The tower of the Cathedral of Valencia. After climbing its 207 steps, you will be rewarded with the best views of the whole city.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 hours. Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00 hours.

Price: 2€.

Cathedral: Known as the Cathedral of the Holy Chalice. You will have to visit it to discover the first renaissance frescoes known in Spain: “The Musician Angels”, which you will find in the main altar.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:30 hours. The timetables for visits to the Cathedral may change depending on religious events.

Price: Single ticket: 5€. Group ticket: 3.30€ per person.

Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados: Located in Plaza de la Virgen. It is one of the most visited buildings by the locals. It is a Christian temple dedicated to the patron of the city. It was built in the 17th century and is the first baroque building in Valencia.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 7:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 21:00. The timetables for visits to the basilica may change depending on religious events.

Price: Free entry.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square): this is undoubtedly one of the most important squares in the city. Here you will find important buildings such as the Central Post Office or the Valencia Town Hall. It is the centre of the city. From here you can access many of the most famous places in Valencia. Look at the shape of the square. It is in triangle, due to previous buildings in the same area. Nowadays, during the celebration of the Fallas festival, this square becomes one of the most visited places with the celebration of the Mascletàs (daytime fireworks) from 1 to 19 March.

Estación del Norte (North Station): built in the 20th century in modernist style, it is one of the city’s jewels. Before this station existed, Valencia had another train station located a few meters from the current one. Nowadays and due to

the city’s growth, the train tracks divide a part of Valencia in two, which is why we Valencians hope to finally carry out the Central Park Valencia project, which will reconvert this part of the city into one of the best in the whole city.

Plaza de Toros (bullring): located next to Valencia’s Estación del Norte. It is reminiscent of a Roman amphitheatre. This building is still used in the city to house bullfights every year. Apart from that, different concerts and festivals are also held inside. We recommend visiting the Bullfighting Museum of the city

They have different timetables in winter and summer. Check their website.

Price: 2€. Reduced entry fee: 1€

City of Arts and Sciences: recognized as Valencia’s crown jewel, it has managed to place the city as one of the most visited European cities in recent years. Located at the end of the old course of the River Turia, this building complex was built by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It consists of several buildings among which the Oceanográfico stands out as the largest Aquarium in Europe.

If you want to visit all these places hand in hand with an Official Tourism Guide, you can book a guided tour with us. We have options for both groups and individuals, and on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) we have regular two-hour guided tours of the historic city centre. If you want more information about these visits, you can read this other article, write an email to info@guiartevalencia.com, phone us or even buy your ticket directly on the website.

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