Valencia Old Town
Valencia Old Town is one of the largest in Europe, with almost 1,7 Km² At the Old Town you will see some magnificient examples of human genius and a compendium of 200o years of history and it shows the influence of four main civilizacions or cultures: romans, visigoths, arabs and christians.
Some of the most relevant monuments are the Plaza Almoina Roman Ruins, the Cathedral of Valencia and its notorius tower “El Miguelete”, the Basilica of Valencia, the Quart and Serranos Towers, the Palau de la Generalitat, the Centre del Carmen, the numerous churches with its outstanding baroc decoration, the Lonja, also known as Silk Exchange, the Central Market, the Marques de Dos Aguas Palace, the Town Hall, the Modernist Norte Railway Station, the Bullring, and the Colon Market.
To explore the old town and its laberintic streets and alleys is an absolute pleasure. You will find secluded squares, plenty of bars and terraces, art galleries, shops, offices and local people because the old town of Valencia is one of the most vidid and energetic parts of our city.
The best way to get to know the old town is to join a guided tour so you will get to know the most well known sites but also the less known but equally beautiful and interesting places, and you will learn about its history and the stories behind it.