Nearby places of interest
Nearby places of interest
Being in the very heart of the Old Town, Plaza del Ayuntamiento is rather close to many of Valencia’s landmarks and important buildings.
Plaza de Toros
Plaza de Toros, also known as the Plaça de Bous is Valencia’s bullring, one of the most beautiful and largest in Spain. It is still active to this day, meaning you can see corridas and bullfighting events in it. It bears a strong resemblance to civil Roman architecture, particularly the Colosseum.
The Plaza de Toros is just next to Estación del Norte, so not far from the Town Hall Square. It will only take you 4 minutes to be in front of it, as it is 290 m south (less than 0.2 miles) of the Town Hall Square.
If you want to know more about Valencia’s bullring, you can read our article about the Plaza de Toros.
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 350 m away (4-minute walk, about 0.2 miles) from Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
If you would like to know more about this building, you can check out our article about the Central Market.
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 in front of the Central Market, so not far from the Town Hall Square. Its entrance is only 400 m away (5-minute walk, a little over 0.2 miles) from the Square.
If you want to know more about it, you can read our article about the Lonja de la Seda.
Ruzafa (or Russafa, in Valencian) is a popular neighbourhood in the Eixample of Valencia. It is more modern than the old quarters of the city, and it features many chic venues, beloved by locals and tourists alike. Rusafa is known for its indie art galleries and stores, American-style bakeries, cafes with terraces, as well as trendy bars and clubs.
Going from the Town Hall square to Ruzafa should take you around 10 minutes (750 m, just under 0.5 miles). From Plaza del Ayuntamiento, you can go towards the train station, and then take Calle de Castelló, just to the side of the Bullring. After walking for a few minutes on this street you’ll find yourself in Ruzafa.
You can read more about this neighbourhood in our article about Ruzafa.