Location and how to get there
Location and how to get there
The Iglesia de San Nicolás is in a very central position, in the Carme neighbourhood, within the old quarters of the city. Because of its location, it is rather easy to reach the Church and find important sights close to it.
Saint Nicholas Church is located right in the middle of Valencia’s city centre, in the Carmen neighbourhood. It is only a few steps north of the Lonja de la Seda and the Central Market, a few steps west of Plaça de la Mare de Déu and a few steps east of the Quart Towers.
Its entrance, in Calle Caballeros 35, is very understated and unassuming. Nestled between bars and houses, easy to miss, you’ll find the little black doorway to this gem of Valencia.
How to get there
Because of where Saint Nicholas Church is located, if you already are in the city centre or close to it, we highly recommend you walk or bike there.
If you are in a different part of the city, you might want to take public transport.
There are a few metro stops not far from the Church. Depending on where you are located, one or the other might be more convenient.
Àngel Guimerà and Turia are both 1.1 km from the Church. Àngel Guimerà is one of the most important stops in Valencia, as five lines (1, 2, 3, 5, 9) meet at this stop. Turia, located along the homonymous park, has lines 1 and 2.
The tram network’s line 4 stops quite close to the Serranos Towers, on the other side of the bridge. The stop is called Pont de Fusta, and it is about 1.2 km (0.6 miles) northeast of the Church (12-minute walk).
For detailed information about how this system works, you can read our article about the metro and trams in Valencia.
While there are no bus stops immediately next to the Church, there are various buses stopping not too far from it.
The closest bus stop is probably Carda - Moro Zeit (bus 73), about 300 m away (less than 0.2 miles). You’ll find other stops by the Central Market (450 m south, almost 0.3 miles) and by the two Towers (Quart and Serranos). The Towers’ stops are both about 550 m (a little over 0.3 miles) from the Church, respectively west (Quart) and north (Serranos) of it.
For detailed information about tickets and how to get them, you can read our article about buses in Valencia.
|Stop||Blanqueria - Pare d' Òrfens or Torres de Quart||Mercat Central||Mercat Central||Blanqueria - Pare d' Òrfens or Torres de Quart||Carda - Moro Zeit|
|Details||It is a circular line that runs the length of the old city walls, hugging the old quarters of the city. Some of its stops are Puerta de la Mar, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Xátiva, Torres dels Serrans.||This line connects the south-western part of the Old Town with other southern neighbourhoods of Valencia, like Chinatown, the area surrounding the two train stations, and Russafa.||This line connects the south-western part of the old quarters with other southern neighbourhoods on the west side of the two train stations, including Chinatown and Jesús.||This line runs the entire length of the old city walls, circumscribing the old quarters of the city. It also goes into the neighbourhoods north of the centre for a stretch.||This line dwells mostly in the western part of the city, connecting the Old Town with neighbourhoods like l’Olivereta and Sant Isidre.|
Cabs are obviously the most expensive option to move around the city, and in this case, they are not the most comfortable way to get to your destination.
As Saint Nicholas Church is so central, we would only recommend this means of transport if your departure point is quite far from the old quarters, maybe in the outskirts of the city. It is normally quite easy to hail a taxi in the street in Valencia, but other options are also booking through a mobile app or through a phone call.
See detailed information on this in our article about taxis in Valencia.
Valencia is a very bike-friendly city, so we always recommend exploring it this way.
On the official map, you’ll see that there are bike paths circling the city’s old quarters. You can also cycle in the city centre and its pedestrian zones, as long as there is enough room for people to walk. On the same map, you will also see that there are four Valenbisi stations close to the Church (one in each direction), and many others not too far away.
If you want to know more about cycling in the city, read our article about biking in Valencia or our article about Valenbisi, Valencia’s public bike rental service (with video guides).
Electric scooters are an ever-more popular transport solution in Valencia. They are ideal if you want to move independently around the city and you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, but you don’t like cycling or walking. Many scooter-sharing companies offer rental plans that let you pay per minute of use and nothing else.
You can park and drive your scooter within a designated area in the city’s urban zone. Generally, you are not allowed to park in the Old Town, where Saint Nicholas Church is, but you can always park nearby. It will be sufficient to leave your scooter just outside the no-park zone that you will see on your app’s map.
If you want to know more about this, you can check out our article about electric scooter rentals in Valencia. In the article, you’ll find step-by-step instructions and video guides to help you through the rental process.
Given that Saint Nicholas Church is right in the middle of the city’s old quarters, it is normal that reaching it on foot is not difficult at all. In fact, if you are in the centre, going on foot is likely the easiest option.
From Estación del Norte, located at the southern end of the city centre, the Church is only 1.2 km away (15-minute walk, a bit over 0.7 miles). To reach it you will simply have to walk north, towards the heart of the Old Town.
From the Serranos towers, at the northern edge of the centre, you will only have to walk 500 m (6-minute walk, about 0.5 miles). This time, you will find the Church south of your position.
If you’d like to explore Valencia on foot, we have created a selection of self-guided walking tours that you can enjoy at your own pace. You can find the one that best fits your needs on the Northleg itineraries section.