Multiple places of interest very close
The Central Market
The Central Market of Valencia is the biggest and the most beautiful market in Spain. It was built in 1928. The hall contains 1,300 market stalls where vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and food products from the Valencia region as well as other areas of Spain.
Sleepy afternoons, siestas, live accordion playing and perhaps the music of Carmen are all part of the characteristic Spanish setting of Plaza Redonda. A great spot to find the best ceramics, souvenirs and gifts in a mysterious, historical setting with beautiful architecture.
Llotja de la Seda or the Silk Exchange was built in the late 1400s to middle 1500s in Gothic style. In fact, there are incredible gargoyles both inside and outside the building. This large building was used for trading, and stands as a testament to that fact, although it looks more like a garrison than a building for luxurious silks.
The building is beautiful representation of Gothic style and should not be missed. It is in fact a UNESCO world heritage site.
Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas
The Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas built in the late 1490s. The outside of the building is an interesting blend of rococo and includes a Churriqueresque waterfall that gives the Palace its name. While this combination of architecture and decoration can be seen in several buildings around Valencia, the results here are breathtakingly beautiful.
The Palace is home to an incredible Ceramics Museum, as well a caricatures of famous people in the in the Gallery of Humorists. That alone should be enough to merit a visit. The Museo Nacional de Cerámica displays an interesting collection of ceramics that includes medieval works and beautiful tile work that is recognised throughout the world. There is also a glorious ballroom to visit that is reflective of the grandeur of the period.
The Cathedral of Valencia
The Cathedral of Valencia is a glorious Gothic church with its emblematic Miguelete Tower soaring above the city. The cathedral was built in the 13th century and renovated in the 17th century. The exterior combines original Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architectural elements. Vibrant azure-hued tiles adorn the domes, which are a distinctive feature of Valencia's skyline..
The most sacred object is a relic of the Holy Grail, an artifact from the first century AD said to be the goblet that Jesus used to perform the Holy Eucharist.
Plaza de toros
The Plaza de Toros was built in the 1850s and is a very famous bullfighting arena. The Plaza is also home to a museum dedicated to the art of bullfighting and famous matadors who have fought in the ring. Bullfighting is still practiced in the ring, usually in March and July, during the Feria de Julio and the Fallas Festival. For those who are not interested in bullfighting but would like to see the ring, other activities are also held at this venue, such as concerts and the occasional circus.