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When it comes to tourism in Valencia, we are talking about the best climate in the Mediterranean, the most stunning monuments, great food and the beautiful parks with their numerous attractions. If you want to get know a rich historical heritage, a long architectural tradition and the best green areas to relax in, here are 5 squares in Valencia that you are going to love.
Plaza de la Virgen
In the very heart of the city is the Plaza de la Virgen, one of the squares in Valencia, formerly known as the Plaça de la Seu, one of the most beautiful spaces in the the whole city, which is home to the Basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados, the Santa Maria Cathedral and one of the facades of the Palacio de la Generalitat, among other famous buildings.
The Turia fountain provides a seat to visitors at one end of the square and creates a soothing atmosphere with the sound of its waters. This square has a very long history, dating all the way back to Roman times. The Chariots of Corpus Christi or Los Obsequios a la Virgen de los Desamparados, are two exhibitions that take place in the square and demonstrate its special significance.
Situated in the heart of the historical centre of Valencia, the Plaza Redonda is outstanding both for its stunning architecture as well as the innovative contruction methods employed, which can be attributed to Salvador Escrig Melchor. Handicraft shops and hotels have been commonplace in this square since 1840, and were brought back in 2012.
This special square is easy to get to, and has some delightful sights and sounds to explore, which is why it has become so popular with tourists. You won’t be disappointed.
Plaza de Manises
In the Plaza de Manises there are several historical buildings, such as the Palacio de la Generalitat, La Casa de los Vallier and the Palacio del Marques de la Serna, whose imposing facades create a majestic atmosphere.
This Valencian jewel, located close to the Plaza de la Virgen, houses a sculpture of Francisco Pizarro, created by Pío Mollar Franch in 1969. This is one more reason to see this square and discover its many charms.
Plaza de la Almoina
The Plaza de la Almoina is most likely the oldest in the Valencian capital, home to the iconic buildings of the Plaza de la Virgen, the cathedral and the Archbishop’s palace.
Unlike its neighbours, the Almoina square includes an important historical site which dates back 2175 years, no less. The foundations of the Roman Forum were discovered by accident in 1985 while works were being done on a subway tunnel. The Almoina Museum is a must for history lovers, and contains vases, weapons, coins and other fascinating items.
Plaza de Alfonso el Magnánimo
Tradition, nature and a legacy of art are all present in abundance at the Plaza de Alfonso el Magnanimo, a garden paradise which is home to a statue of Jaime I el Conquistador and a sculpture of Neptune, created by the artist Ponzanelli.
The dense vegetation to be found in its flowerbeds compete for your attention with the many sculptures and busts. This is just one of the delightful corners you’ll discover as you get to know Valencia.
Valencia is a city with a long and important history which still plays a role today with its imposing architecture, in beautiful natural settings. These squares in Valencia are undoubtedly much more than they appear at first glance, and just some of the places to see in Valencia.