El Micalet

El Micalet or Miguelete Tower, Valencia

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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.

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Mercado Central de Valencia

Mercado Central or Mercat Central

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A visit to Valencia is not complete without entering a market. The most famous and tastiest place in the city is the Mercado Central. Located in the historic center of Valencia, this beautiful market hall is a gigantic building in a modernist style. All fresh products come directly from the irrigated horticultural regions of Valencia. Once inside, pay attention to the ceiling and round windows.

In the Mercado Central you have stalls full of cured hams, Spanish delicacies and local products. It’s a nice place for a drink or dinner. So don’t hesitate and stroll through Mercado Central, where all your senses will be satisfied!

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Plaza de la Virgen

Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia

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During a city trip to Valencia you will pass many squares. Plaza de la Virgen with its marble tiles is one of the most beautiful squares in Valencia and you can see the fountain and the cathedral from the terrace. The Plaza de la Virgen is a lively square in the historic and Valencian district of El Carmen.

In the square you will find the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados (Holy Virgin of the People in Need) which is certainly not inferior to the Cathedral of Valencia, to which it is connected by an arch. This important basilica was built between 1652 and 1667 in Baroque style. The pink color immediately catches the eye.

In the evening this square really comes to life and is filled with people from circus performers to musicians. A wonderful place to have a drink and tapas.

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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

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Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, or the City of Arts and Sciences, is one of the well-known sights of Valencia. A futuristic complex in the south of Jardín del Turia. The Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias is a must if you come to Valencia. It is a design by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.

The complex looks very futuristic compared to Valencia itself. That’s probably because Valencia itself is a beautiful old city. On the complex you will find bright blue baths and fountains with different white colored buildings. You can walk through the city gardens, visit the opera house and conduct small scientific experiments in the Science Museum.

It consists of six parts: L’Umbracle, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (the Opera House), L’Oceanogràfic (an aquarium park), L’Hemisfèric (IMAX 3D cinema), the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe (Science Museum) and the Agora (event venue).

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