Nearby places of interest
Nearby places of interest
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 most important of these is the Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, which is joined to the Catedral de Valencia behind it by a private passageway above an arch.
The Plaça is only 300 m east of the Church (4-minute walk, less than 0.2 miles).
If you would like to know more about this square, you can check out our article about the Plaça de la Mare de Déu.
Built on an ancient Roman temple, later a mosque, and now a gothic church, theCathedral of Valencia is one of the most important buildings in the city. The Cathedral, also called la Seu in Valencian, holds immense cultural and historical value because of its elements dating back to different eras and styles, as well as the art pieces held in the Cathedral Museum.
The Cathedral’s bell tower, the Miguelete, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city to those willing to climb its 207 steps.
The entrance to the Cathedral is only 450 m away from Saint Nicholas Church (6-minute walk, almost 0.3 miles), just behind Plaza de la Virgen.
If you would like to know more about this building, you can check out our article about the Cathedral of Valencia.
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 350 m south (4-minute walk, just under 0.2 miles) of the Church.
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 south of the Church (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.
The Torres de Quart (Quart towers) are an example of Gothic military construction in Valencia. These towers, together with the Serranos towers, are all we have left of the city’s old defence wall.
This construction played a key role in stopping Napoleon’s troops in 1808, and it still bears the scars left by their cannonballs.
The Quart towers are only 400 m west of the Church (5-minute walk, a little over 0.2 miles).
If you want to know more about this defence gate, you can read our article about the Quart towers.
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 500 m (6-minute walk, about 0.5 miles) north of the Church.
If you would like to find out more about this gate, you can read about it in our article about the Torres de Serranos.