Nearby places of interest
Nearby places of interest
Being in the very heart of the Old Town, the Cathedral is rather close to many of Valencia’s landmarks and important buildings.
Plaça de la Mare de Déu
Plaça de la Mare de Déu, also known as Plaza de la Virgen, is one of the most emblematic squares of the city. It is located in the heart of the city’s old quarters, where the Roman Forum once stood.
On most days, you can find locals relaxing on the stone benches of the square, having a drink and enjoying the gurgling sound of the fountain waters and the view of the monuments.
The Catedral de Valencia is joined to the Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, in Plaza de la Virgen, by a private passageway above an arch.
The Plaça is just behind the Cathedral, to walk around it you’ll need only 2 minutes.
If you would like to know more about this square, you can check out our article about the Plaça de la Mare de Déu.
Lonja de la Seda
The Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange, in English), completed in the first decades of the 1500s is one of the main examples of Valencian Gothic civil buildings.
The building illustrates the power and wealth held by Valencia in its Golden Age, when it became one of the great Mediterranean mercantile cities. This structure, its halls, and its patio can today be visited and explored.
The Lonja is just 400 m from the Cathedral (5-minute walk, a little over 0.2 miles).
If you want to know more about it, you can read our article about the Lonja de la Seda
Valencia’s Central Market is Europe’s biggest fresh produce market and one of the city’s most important modernist buildings. A building that embodies and encapsulates Valencia’s craftsmanship, agricultural heritage and artistic traditions.
The Central Market is just in front of the Lonja, so 400 m away from the Cathedral (5-minute walk, a little over 0.2 miles).
If you would like to know more about this building, you can check out our article about the Central Market.
San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir Church
The Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir, also simply known as Saint Nicholas Church, is one of the most visited religious buildings in Valencia.
Its fame is due to its unique combination of Gothic and Baroque style, as well as its spectacular ceiling fresco. This last feature has earned it the nickname of Sistine Chapel of Spain.
The Cathedral is only 500 m (6-minute walk, 0.3 miles) away from Saint Nicholas’ Church.
If you want to learn more about this church, you can check out our article about the Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari y San Pedro Mártir.
Torres de Serranos
They present a unique blend of military and ceremonial Gothic architecture and have served many non-military functions throughout history.
The Serranos Towers are only 650 m (8-minute walk, about 0.4 miles) north of the Cathedral.
If you would like to find out more about this gate, you can read about it in our article about the Torres de Serranos.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Plaza del Ayuntamiento or Plaça de l’Ajuntament in Valencian, is the City Hall square in Valencia. As such, it is one of the most important and central squares of the city. Every day, locals can be found relaxing by its fountain and enjoying the view of its flower market.
The Plaça is only 650 m south of la Seu (8-minute walk, 0.4 miles).
If you want to know more about the City Hall square, you can check out our article about the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.