Nearby places of interest
Nearby places of interest
Given the Torres de Quart old function as an entrance to the city, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the construction is within walking distance of many important and historically significant landmarks.
Valencia’s lush Botanical Gardens house about 4500 species of flora, including medicinal and exotic species, kept in adapted greenhouses. This gorgeous space, belonging to Valencia’s University, is a living museum that preserves the city’s historic legacy of cultivation. In this peaceful oasis, a stone’s throw away from the busiest streets in the centre, visitors can enjoy seeing plants, trees and vegetation from all over the world, as well as many local cats.
The Botanical Garden is only a couple of minutes (230 m, a little over 0.1 mile) down the street from the Quart Towers.
If you would like to know more about these gardens, you can check out our article about the Botanical Gardens.
The Turia park
This is the serpentine urban garden that hugs the city of Valencia, known as Jardín del Turia. The park is almost 10 km long (about 6 miles) and is an excellent example of urban space being used to create a liveable city. In it, you can find leisure areas, fountains, footpaths, bike lanes, open-air gyms, and sports pitches (including football and baseball).
The garden is divided into 16 sections (tramos in Spanish), separated by various bridges that help pedestrians and vehicles alike cross to the other side. Walking the entirety of the park would take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The Torres de Quart is only 500 m (about 0.3 miles, a 6-minute walk) from the Turia.
If you would like to know more about this park, you can check out our article about the Jardín del Turia.
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 550 m away (7-minute walk, just over 0.3 miles) from the Quart Towers.
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 550 m away (7-minute walk, just over 0.3 miles) from the Quart Towers.
If you want to know more about it, you can read our article about the Lonja de la Seda
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 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 800 m away from the Quart Towers (10-minute walk, about 0.5 miles), straight down east.
If you would like to know more about this square, you can check out our article about the Plaça de la Mare de Déu.
Catedral de Valencia
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 Cathedral is 900 m east of the Towers (11-minute walk, almost 0.6 miles), just behind the 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.