El Micalet

El Micalet or Miguelete Tower, Valencia

Are you planning to visit the El Micalet? See our information below!


One of the most striking buildings in the center of Valencia is El Miguelette. The Miguelete Tower is the bell tower of the Valencia Cathedral. This octagonal bell tower of the cathedral, with a height of over 50 meters and more than 200 steps, is one of the most popular sights in Valencia. When you see the view, you will understand why!

The tower dates from the 14th century and is built in Gothic style. Climb a spiral staircase of 207 steps for a magnificent view of the beautiful city of Valencia. It’s a nice walk up, but believe us, once at the top it’s well worth the effort.

From the tower you have a phenomenal 360 degree view of Valencia. From the tower you can see Plaza de la Reina and Plaza de la Virgin, which is behind the tower. You will also see Mercado Central, the Torres de Serranos, Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, the port and the beach of Valencia.

Opening hours:

Summer months (April to October):
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM

Winter months (November to March):
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the El Micalet!

  • The clock goes off once an hour, when that happens don’t stand under the big clock. It makes a huge noise!
  • Bring a bottle of water. You can probably use it after climbing more than 200 steps.
Photographer: Lars Meijer

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