|Sights of Valencia
Valencia impresses with its historical buildings from various epochs:
Silk Market (Lonja de la Seda)
Was build 1482-1492 and belongs with its impressive gothic pillared hall, the central castle tower, the assembly hall and the inner yard with orange trees since 1996 to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Cathedral Santa María
Was build from 1482 and modified over five centuries, so the cathedral has got within its outbuildings the styles of different epochs: Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic. The gothic bell tower Miguelette is connected with the cathedral and qualified as the towns’ landmark.
Tower Miguelette (Torre Miguelette)
The 70 meters high gothic bell tower is connected with the cathedral and gives its visitors a unique view over Valencia.
Towers Serranos (Torres de Serranos)
The towers built in the 14th century are part of the defence wall of Valencia.
Government Palace (Palacio de la Generalidad)
The impressive gothic building descends from the 15th century and is the current place of the regional government.
Towers Hall Square with Main Post Office
At the town hall square there are the palatially buildings of the main post office and the town hall. The town hall was build in the 18th century and takes with its 6.000 sq. m. a whole house block. The square of the town hall is central point of public festivities within the earsplitting fireworks by day during the Fallas.
Towers of Quart (Torres de Quart)
The towers of the 15th century form one of the Valencian main access gates.
Central Market (Mercado Central)
The Jugendstil-Building is with over 8.000 sq. m. the biggest market hall of Spain and also one of the most beautiful ones in Europe.
A lot of more historical buildings and sights are waiting for the interested people. First of all the 2.000 years old and historical old town which rank among the oldest European cities offers its visitors a range of various cafes and bars with special flair.
City of Science and Arts
The futuristic seeming complexes of buildings were designed by Santiago Calatrava, a famous star architect. Theses buildings became the new town’s landmark. In the buildings you will find museums, exhibition areas, an IMAX-Cinema, gardens, the European biggest Seawater Aquarium and an arts and theatre palace. The City of Arts and Science is an huge area with superlatives. www.cac.es
Palau de las Artes Reina Sofia (Opera und Music Palace)
The spaceship likely and extravagant building is an opera and music palace with over 5.000 seats in 4 halls on 37.000 sq. m. and is one of the world biggest operas and festival halls.
Museo de las Ciencias (Museum of Science)
A museum to join in and participate in a sculpture likely building with a huge size: On a length of 241 meters and a breadth of 104 meters they present and give you access by participation to nature science and technologies.
It is the biggest Seawater Aquarium of Europe and one of the worlds biggest with an amazing fauna variety of all seven seas, a dolphinarium, wetlands, auditorium and a highly recommended under water restaurant.
It is located in the centre of the park and is a planetarium and IMAX-Cinema. The shape of the building is an eye with lid and is reflected in the surrounding water landscape.
A lot of more sights, like gardens, squares, bridges or idyllic sport ports like Port Saplaya let you think the possibilities for excursions in and around Valencia are endless.
We recommend you one of the City Tours in the Valencia Bus, where you can get a good overview (also in English and German) about Valencian specialities or a carriage ride through the historical town.